I used to get over two hundred emails a day. Now I get less than five. There are days I don’t get a single email. Just imagine that. I come to work with a set of things I want to get done, and I do them, and nothing else.
Creative work is an exercise in practical chaos, but it doesn’t have to be chaotic. It needn’t feel so out of control all the time. I’m a writer, and a brand marketing consultant, with several projects going on all the time.