How to always be complete (ABC) – especially on projects that can’t be finished in one day.
When speaking – especially something which takes time to describe – ask the listener permission to speak so as to not be rushed. Do they have time to listen? Be complete after speaking.
Start with a plan – a clear enough plan that anyone can follow it.
Always put tools away at the end of the day. Always clean workspace at the end of day.
Minimize unnecessary handling of materials. For example, instead of throwing trash in piles, throw directly in garbage.
Label, organize and document parts so anyone could continue the project. Keep fasteners in labeled bags.
For complex things, document how you go there – especially software like ableton, rhino and video editing. You might forget how you did a complex task when you try it again months or years later. In other words, make a quick reference manual on the steps and tools to complete complex tasks.
Contain projects in boxes, files, boundaries or zones. Try to contain project space compactly. For example, car parts be stored in the car. Minimize spread!
Minimize distractions and new projects till current projects are completed.
However, if multiple projects are in-progress, make sure to regularly acknowledge, communicate and work on these projects; this includes scheduling long blocks of work time to complete.
Some longstanding projects which have lost passion can become a drain on resources and attention. Either finish, delegate, sell or just remove from list forever.
Keep the whole in mind. Don’t over-develop one area at the expense of others. Imagine a drawing where the whole composition develops over time. Similarly, always consider how one thing relates to other things, especially the whole. What enhances the main vision versus distracts?
Allow for spaciousness. Spaciousness of time. Reduction of distraction. Minimization of clutter.
Set milestones for large projects.
If a project can be completed in one day or weekend, then don’t take longer to finish. Finish project promptly.
Anticipate all materials and parts to reduce delays.