Just filmed this week’s EES Lesson.
The first time I did it I didn’t have my microphone switched on. Which I’m sad to say is a mistake I’ve made more than once. In fact, I do it on a fairly regular basis.
Which clearly is a huge waste of time….
The lesson itself is a conversation about absolutely nothing, which sounds weird, but, well, is far more common than you’d think.
More on that on Friday.
Back to my stupid mistake.
The thing is, I ** am ** in the habit of checking that the mic is on and working.
And most of the time that’s enough.
But sometimes, like today, I don’t notice. Even if the mic isn’t switched on, my iMac’s built in mic will kick in and record something. So what happens is you don’t check properly and you *think* it’s working when it’s not.
Remembering to check isn’t the problem.
The problem is the system itself.
If I just took the time to set my computer up so that it *doesn’t* work with out my main mic plugged and on….
If I just disabled the crap built in mic…
The mistake wouldn’t happen.
Same thing can be said about your English. Instead of messing up, panicking, binge-studying random stuff that isn’t helping you and generally being a total mess with it….
If you just take a little time to set up a SYSTEM to master the language once and for all it’ll actually get done with as little time wasted as possible.
That’s where Master English FAST – An Uncommon Guide to Speaking Extraordinary English comes in.
Listen to the audio.
GET THE SYSTEM set up… then go.
Language Punk. Bloody Mic.
P.S. Talking about systems…
This is a big thing for me in my business at the moment. I (well, “we”) are doing far more work than we need to on some things. And that’s all because there aren’t good systems in place.
Right now I’m investing a lot of time into building out these systems…
And the question I’m constantly asking myself is, “Will investing time now save me a significantly greater amount of time later?”
Clearly anything where the answer is “Yes!” is worth doing.
Same with English.