Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Few 2 Minutes-Part 3

Here are 2 more 2 minutes- a new possible maybe gallery and ideas for some PDF's.

Small steps. Small tools.

I am looking at personal resources, bringing back revenue streams, mining some inner gold.

It's like rebuilding one rafter at a time.

The value to me of these 2 minutes is training in staying in the present. Limbo is a hard place to be. Walking that tightrope between what was and what will be requires more than a little skill. So while the tugs on my heart keep me conflicted, my 2 minutes can be a bridge between my past and my future, an improvisational present. These 2 minutes are golden in that respect. They get me to the next step. Help build a little rhythm and a beat. Speaking of which, there was a very thought provoking post yesterday by Tim Ferriss all about restructuring our lives to be more like a jazz quartet rather that a work/life balancing scale. I intend to read Dr. Friedman's book. It's about leadership in all facets of our life. It seems to me it might make those 2 minutes even more of a resource. We all want that vibrant music in our life don't we? So what kind of 2 minutes are you putting in? Are they all they tuned in to a sweet melody? Brush is liking them so far. He's feeling more of a flow. Next thing you know, he'll be wanting a beret and sunglasses and be joining a band.

Yeah, 2 minute beats... What's next? Brush and I are going to go get in the zone.Our muse? Maybe a little Buddy Guy and friend,'cause we have some low country painting to do...with feeling...It goes with all this heat and humidity we're having too.

Oh yeah, we're ready now. Grabbing a beverage. Going to paint.


Words For Hire said...

Janice, you are inspiring and I hear the music playing....

Janice C. Cartier said...

Right back at you Karen. Birds of a feather perhaps. :)

ParisBreakfasts said...

I tried to comment yesterday and was rejected :(
Now I've forgotten my brilliant comment :(
But I do love your 2 minute series, she said improvising on the spot...ahem
I try to do a 2 minute thingie and before I know it 2 hours has past with me lolly-gagging and nutting got done :(
What's the cure of that pray tell?

Janice C. Cartier said...

I am sorry for the glitch. ??? I am sure your comment was brilliant. :)
The 2 minutes are saving my butt right now. There is conflict in almost every area of what I am doing.This is always a signal that I am in transition...aiieee...and that is a really uncomfortable place to be.And it is amazing what 2 minutes can do. The good news is that on the other side I get where I was going in the first place...if I stay with it.
I had one of those 2 hours you're talking about yesterday. That"where did that time go?" kind of thing. I have even in the past hauled out a timer if I needed it to keep me from drifting off. Fifteen minutes at a time, then a break, another fifteen minutes. Maybe there's a post in that. :) Probably Monday's. :)

GirlPie said...

Love your 2-minute posts -- and the inspiring reading that we share -- I want a 2-minute capture of that fancy coffee money falling into the IttyBiz jar! Color may be full of fear but it goes out on your paper or canvas or chipboard or stock because it MUST. You do too -- I won't wish you good luck, but ranter "good eye!"

Janice C. Cartier said...

You absolutely rock. :)
These 2 minutes are keeping me somewhat sane. Now there's a great 2 minute visual- the Itty Biz jar with dollars falling in! I'll take "good eye and send best huge dreams and successes right back to you. Thanks so much.