12 December 2014

How To Become Organized: From a Procrastinator

Day 3: 

Now, I see how you’re looking at me, look I have two heads. Please understand, I procrastinate due to the fact that I become overwhelmed. It’s hard to be everyone superhero, the responsible one. You go around never asking for help, which forces you to do everything all by yourself. Yes, I am stubborn, but I am not one who like things a certain way. I just want it done! If you go the long way, fine! All I want, is for it to be done by the time I asks for it. I do not want to have to chase you down to learn your progress. This is rarely the case and I hate to inconvenience people, so I do it myself.

What I am trying to get to is, I’m great at planning and organizing, my issues is the follow through. I am asking anyone who is reading this to check and get on me daily. Make sure these tasks are being done. Here are two list of daily tasks I am going to be accountable for. One is for my companies/brand and the other is for my life, because that needs some cleaning up too. At the beginning of each blog for the next 30 days, I’ll keep you posted on my progress and if I was on task. I’ll also have more things to discuss, like the struggling artist and the starving artist. I see them as difference. I’ll love to hear your opinions on my upcoming blogs and my daily goals.


Thanks in advance


Life Arts
Daily Week Monthly Daily Weekly Monthly
Workout in the morning Workout at least 4x Workout at least 20x Tell people about my company  via social media Attend a networking Go to at least 4 networking events
Drink 64 oz. of water Clean up on Sundays Deep Clean last Sunday of each month Work on Budget and be accountable Go to an art event outside of dance Attend art events at least 3 times
Work on Budget and be accountable Laundry  on Sundays Save studio check Post on social media regularly Promote at least 4x throughout the week Promote at least 20X throughout the month
Stretch Take dance class Take at least 3 dance classes Do it right then and there Allow others to help me Give a task away to someone willing to help
Limit my  fast food Fast food once Fast food at the most 3x Record rehearsals and edit it the same day Record rehearsals and post Do monthly updates on the company
Pack a lunch Keep groceries in the apt Grocery shop Review website daily Take dance class Take at least 3 dance classes
Eat at home more Redo budget Being paying off debt Tell myself I deserve it Work on Master classes and descriptions Teach a master class
Do it right then and there Take one day to myself (off the grid) Pay off parking tickets Add contacts to mailing address Blog Newsletters
Wash all dishes before I go to bed Go back on an allowance Take myself out Look for sponsors Vlog, edit and post Get Peoples’ home address
Begin to make smoothies and juice Hang/fold clothes after washing Rebuild saving Pick an artist friend and say hi Promote website Fundraiser
Be happy Work on lesson plans, on all classes Communication with friends and family Be present Email company updates Dancer of the month w/interview
Have a conversation with a strange Call my parents Call my brothers and cousins Tell my dancers how wonder they are Create descriptions and proposal Work on Proposal grants and fellowships




About The Author

Erika "Big Red" Stowall is a choreographer and performer from Detroit, MI. Currently she serves as Artistic Director of Big Red Danke productions, and teaches at various locations in the Metro-Detroit area. Her current dance companies are Big Red Wall and Red Pumps.