In a one-person office that receives lots of phone calls and a handful of visitors on a slow day, it can tend to be a challenge to concentrate on any one task. Add big windows overlooking a busy downtown intersection with a discount store next door and distractions are everywhere.
I'm working on a large project that requires a certain amount of focus. What do you do
when you really need to zone in on one task but there are all sorts of sparkly things tugging at your attention?
Bob Seger. That's what I do.
When stress is high, time is low and nerves are thin, Seger comes to my rescue. There's nothing like a little "Hollywood Nights,"
"We've Got Tonight" or "Against the Wind" to put me in a mood to get work done. So this afternoon, I had my own personal concert with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. The serenade started with the "Stranger in Town" album, moved on to "Night Moves" and we finished with "Like a Rock."
Three albums later, I had completed two different brochure designs for one of our Chamber partners, wrapped up my part of an RFI for a new business prospect and cleaned off my desk. I also provided a little "Old Time Rock and Roll" for those walking down Lake Avenue on this dreary afternoon.
(Photo Courtesy of Punch Enterprises)
is the Executive Director of the Community Development Office, which encompasses the Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce and the Gothenburg Improvement Company.