In this article in Science
, Peter Fiske talks about how he manages his time
so that he can do creative scientific work and avoid being "kicked to death by grasshoppers" -- the grasshoppers of email, meetings, and watercooler conversation.
Sounds verrrry similar to being a freelance screenwriter:
One senior professional I met had a rule that she lived by: the 80:10:10 rule. She spent 80% of her workweek doing the best work she could possibly do, 10% of her workweek focused on her personal and intellectual development, and the remaining 10% telling as many people as possible what a good job she was doing
. Showbiz ratios may vary. Probably a good idea to spend more than 10% schmoozing, and most of us will spend more than 10% of our time on "creative and intellectual development." (I guess that's what they're calling "goofing off on the Web.")
Good one - I tend to always call it 'research'...
Hey, it's cheaper than therapy. (And probably more useful in the long run.)
My ratio is more like 90 - 5 - 5.
And I'm OK with that. So what if I haven't had a boyfriend since 1988. :-)
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