My recorded voice makes me feel like I am the biggest hillbilly that has came down from the hills. I feel though that everyone feels that way, so I don’t worry about it too terribly much.
Even though there is a need in performance, for a voice like mine, I am still uneasy about it.
Review Your Performance
I record myself speaking all the time in an effort to review my voice, to prepare myself for presentation. However, I don’t just review my performance audibly, I also review every other aspect of my life.
I review my social media stats, meaning I check to see if more people are interested in my blog now, than when it started.
What performance should you review?
Goal progress! If you will recall, I am a huge believer in goal setting. With that being said, you should be reviewing your goals DAILY!
If you don’t review your goal progress, you may get in the rut of motion, rather than achievement.
Mistaking Movement for Achievement
I have a blog that I primarily promote with social media. Sometimes, I get distracted, and focus more time on social media, than I do writing a blog. Social media is constant and a ton of work. Next thing I know I will be sitting on the couch with my kids, and I am glued to my phone working on social media, rather than living in the moment.
The problem isn’t that I am working… it is that I am working very ineffectively. I could knock out in 2 minutes on my desktop what I spend several minutes on my phone doing.
How often do we mistake movement for achievement?
DAILY! Think about how many times at your job that you get busy, and you stay busy all day long, and you haven’t accomplished any of the tasks you needed to do.
These tasks are things like cleaning your desk, or multitasking between 2 individual tasks.
Multitasking is the biggest killer of American office productivity.
We think we can multitask, but it is impossible.
I can simply disprove the effectiveness of multitasking:
- Start audibly singing “The Star Spangled Banner”
- While singing, do these math problems: 8+15
- Now take all of the answers and add those together… while still singing.
As you can already tell… this is ridiculous. These 2 tasks are completely unrelated, but you will soon find the cadence of the song is slowed. The reason the cadence of the song has been slowed, is because a small trivial task has been presented in front of you.
Such is life. You are presented with a main task (singing the song) and all of these little tasks come up (the math problems) and next thing you know… the main thing gets slowed down. If you just do the tasks separately they will both work effectively.
In fact, if you did the challenge, you will question your work on the simple math problems. Not only that, but you will also question if you sang this part of the song, or didn’t sing it… However, if you do the tasks separately, you will not check your results, because you will know they are correct.
Thanks for reading,