You will always have a hard time focusing on your art and prioritizing your art business if you haven't taken the time to assess and plan.
Let's say you're a student in one of my online classes that consists of 18 lessons.
You can't possibly do everything in each lesson during the run of the class. You're going to have to figure out where to focus your efforts.
For example, if, as I do in the Art Biz Accelerator class, I were to ask you how you feel you're doing with calendars and task lists, how would you rank the following?
- All of your obligations are on a single calendar
- All of your tasks are in a single place
- You review your calendar at least once a day
- You review your tasks at least once a day
- You remember all appointments and obligations
- You arrive on time to appointments
- People can depend on you to meet your deadlines
If you feel you do poorly on organizing your tasks, you'd want to pay special attention to the task list lessons. Or maybe take a look at this post or this one.
Likewise, if your task list works for you as it is, there is no need to change anything. You have the knowledge and tools you need. You can throw your energy to another deserving project (inbox overflowing, anyone?).
You can do this with any information you come across.
Don't waste your time reading how to do something that you've already mastered or that isn't a priority at this moment. Sure, that article might come in handy later, but that's what search engines are for. Trust that you'll find it when you need it.
Knowing your priorities helps you avoid information overload.