If you’re like me, you’re reading this to avoid starting on something else – probably something important. That’s procrastination. We are (personally! very! very!) familiar with it. By reading this, you may be hoping to find out that we’ve got a magic bullet. You know, we think we might!
Procrastination can make failures out of the most talented people. It’s one of those things that, once it gets started, it tends to snowball. Little, easy things become hard, and hard, bigger things become impossible. If you knew how long it took us just to write these few paragraphs (days!), you would have discovered something we try very hard to keep hidden – that, sometimes, we really, really struggle to get anything done.
After years spent racing to get things done at the last minute – or coming up with excuses as to why things didn’t get done at all – we decided to stop beating ourselves up. Feeling like a failure never was a solution to anything. Instead, we stepped back to take a more objective look at the process of procrastination. Our discovery? Procrastination isn’t some kind of character flaw. In fact, it’s pretty normal.
We wanted to come up with a simple process that, used regularly, would short circuit the procrastination cycle. The result? 6 Brix. 6 Brix is not a productivity app. Instead, 6 Brix is a flexible system designed to allow you to focus on the things that are most important to you. You set your goals as projects, set aside small, doable amounts of time to work on those projects, and start chipping away. 6 Brix helps keep important projects top of mind while breaking the work down in a way that feels easier and less threatening.
6 Brix allows you to start small, with 30-minute Brix. It’s hard to screw up a project in 30 minutes! (Bye-bye perfectionism.) Or, you can put in your 30 minutes and then go do something else. (We like crosswords.) You can add more time as you get good at doing short bursts of work. However you do it, your Brix will add up over time. You don’t need to redesign your life or yourself to start seeing some accomplishment!
Our wine-drinking friends will be familiar with the term “Brix.” Most others may not be. Real Brix are measured in degrees and refer to the sugar content of a water-based solution. Our Brix are designed to add degrees of sweetness to your life solution – the sweetness of success!
We’re on your side, and we hope 6 Brix helps you as much as it’s helped us. We haven’t attained perfection, but we’re happy these days with “much better.” We hope you’ll let us know how 6 Brix works for you, and we’d sure like to hear about all of your wins.
May your life become 6 Brix sweeter!
What People Say
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss