I am a big "To do" list person. I have monthly, weekly, daily and even sub-daily lists (day/night) lists. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than crossing something off the list. Sometimes I cheat and put something on the list, just to cross it off.
When I miss a day on my To Do lists, chaos ensues. I play catch up all day and then hit a mental block. I then get anxious and overwhelmed because now I have to make up for the previous day of "to dos" and then also do todays list. It keeps me up at night.
Then there are unplanned things that pop up requiring quick decisions and attention. Something I hate doing because I don't know if I should cancel a show for a new opportunity or take the new opportunity and alienated the existing one. In comedy (as in life), it's hard to say no to shows and opportunities but sometimes, you just have to cancel or un-commit from something for your own wellness. I really need an assistant and a manager. Maybe that can be my new years resolution!
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Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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