I am an amateur beekeeper. To be honest, the only thing I am professional at is being an amateur. I had to get into my hives over the weekend and this is the first year that I’ve had a full bee suit – jacket with a hood, gloves, and pants. I used it the for the first time a few weeks ago, and then again today. Somewhere in the middle of using it today, I completely forgot about the swarm of angry bees flying around my head (bee suits are designed to attract the bees to your head and away from everywhere else you can’t see them) and was able to just focus on the work. I was able to relax, trust the suit to do its job and not worry about getting stung.
The tools I use to manage my work (personal and business) have become the same way. Between meditation, journaling, GTD, Swipes and Evernote, I can ignore the daily buzzing of a million things that I could go do and focus on the job at hand. It’s nice to have tools you can trust.