Note: percentages not accurate. I mean seriously, who has time to figure this stuff out?
You know, I never really thought about that sentence much. People (mean teachers, in particular) say it all the time.
But boy, oh, boy, is my attention divided these days. I’m divided by:
Me (no, not really)
Friends (not nearly enough)
Family (not enough either)
If these were divided equally (which they’re not) they’d each get 11% of my attention.
That’s not even a good tip.
Not a passing grade in school.
It’s how much credit card delinquencies have fallen this month
And how many online adults now use status updates
The amount of homeowners falling behind on their mortgages or already in foreclosure in Q4, 2008
And how much Eastman Kodak’s shares fell
The amount of staff NY Jewish federation cut
And how much Yahoo! search revenues are up
The percentage of gamers who own unopened games
And the amount that taxable sales dropped in Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas)
How much electric bills are forecasted to jump…
And I could go on.
It definitely isn’t enough attention to give to my kids, my friends, my mom, my honey. Or my work.
I really love my work. We’re creating new and exciting ways to gather knowledge. To dig deeper. To analyze more. And we’re doing it with some great tools and some amazing technology.
What I don’t love is that it never ends. We’re busy trying to get business, to keep our current clients as they lay off staff, and to create new opportunities. We’re strengthening current relationships and building new ones.
That shit takes time!
So if I’m not giving you enough, I’m sorry. I’m trying.