Focus On The Work, Not The Tools

wired guyI’ve been fretting about which tool to use. Which private wiki? Which CRM for my contact lists? I haven’t been writing and staying connected. It’s such a small, almost unconscious distraction that lead me away from making art and spreading it to getting lost in the details.

The answer staring me in the face is to use the nearest easiest tools right around me. My blog to keep my daily tally. Google and Facebook to keep my contacts.

It’s all about focus. What are you focusing on? I’m focusing on producing songs, crafting my catalog. I’m focused on sharing that art. I’m not going to focus on which tool to use instead of using the ones I’ve got.


Almost a year ago I kicked off FOK DUB. Then I met Sara, we formed Newspaper and Trumpet and Family Time Rocks!

Then in Nov I had a beautiful baby girl named Anais Sky and in all of this, FOK DUB dun got forgot. But as I look forward to 2010, it’s FOK DUB that makes me happy… using the Web to get it out, using social media creatively, bringing my secret stages and dream gigs online, and climbing my own personal Mt. Everest.

The tension is in time, the calendar. Family first. Maile and Anais are 1 and 2, but 3 is me and in the few hours left in the week there isn’t room for lots of big plans. What big plans is there room for? Continue reading Back To FOK DUB