Spotlight – Jake Jorgovan

Would you like to travel the world while running your own business that lets you do what you love? Jake Jorgovan does just that. Let’s take a look into how he has established a successful creative career for himself…

Jake Jorgovan Work Remotely

In this post, I will share a quick background on Jake Jorgovan. Then we will examine how one of his go-to tools, The Focus Sheet, keeps him focused and accountable. Lastly, I will share three of his creations with you.

Background on Jake Jorgovan

I first met Jake in 2012 at SXSW, where he was speaking on a panel. Having desigend stages and light shows for Cee-lo, Dolly Parton, and Bassnecter – he clearly had accomplished a lot as an entrepreneur.

Since then, he left his successful company to launch a healthcare business that failed.

Now, Jake has built another successful creative business. He found his niche designing website with Squarespace and inspiring creatives to launch their careers.

The Focus Sheet

As creators, getting distracted by other interests and low priority items helps us justify our lack of impact. Rather than addressing these challenges, many creators fall short on follow through. I’ve definitely been there myself.

Jake Jorgovan created The Focus Sheet for creators suffering this dilemma.

The Focus Sheet by Jake Jorgovan

The Focus Sheet consists of 6 sections:

  • Quarterly Goals
  • Monthly Targets
  • Weekly Objectives
  • Todays Tasks
  • Tomorrows Tasks
  • Someday/Maybe List

I find the Focus Sheet extremely valuable for 3 reasons.

3 Reasons The Focus Sheet Works

1) The Focus Sheet applies Pareto’s Law.

This tool focuses us on what will generate the most impact today. Rather then printing business cards before getting clients, you will focus on the small portion that changes the big picture.

2) The Focus Sheet keeps us accountable.

Having things written out before us will remind us of our need to take action. It feels good to complete tasks. Plus, we feel shame if we look back at an unchecked to-do. Shame is a great emotion to cause one to take action (think immigrant parents).

3) The Focus Sheet creates urgency.

Three months goes by quickly. Maximize your impact in that period of time with the focus to complete one big project. If you do this year round, you will have completed four major works. That could be a book, video, album, and event.

The Focus Sheet Consists of 6 areas:

  • Quarterly Goals
  • Monthly Targets
  • Weekly Objectives
  • Todays Tasks
  • Tomorrows Tasks
  • Someday/Maybe List

– See more at: http://jake-jorgovan.com/blog/how-i-cured-my-shiny-object-syndrome#sthash.lKgiarQG.dpuf

The Focus Sheet Consists of 6 areas:

  • Quarterly Goals
  • Monthly Targets
  • Weekly Objectives
  • Todays Tasks
  • Tomorrows Tasks
  • Someday/Maybe List

– See more at: http://jake-jorgovan.com/blog/how-i-cured-my-shiny-object-syndrome#sthash.lKgiarQG.dpuf

The Focus Sheet Consists of 6 areas:

  • Quarterly Goals
  • Monthly Targets
  • Weekly Objectives
  • Todays Tasks
  • Tomorrows Tasks
  • Someday/Maybe List

– See more at: http://jake-jorgovan.com/blog/how-i-cured-my-shiny-object-syndrome#sthash.lKgiarQG.dpuf

3 of Jake Jorgovan’s Creations

1) Relaxation

Jake draws one piece of art each week. He does this just to relax and tune into his inner creator. I highly recommend this meditative practice. If not drawing, do something once a week without attachment to attention or money.

Relation by Jake Jorgovan

2) The Focused Creator

This book helps all of us creators to focus our impact. Rather than running around like a chicken with its head cut off, we can learn how to focus on what’s important, remain accountable, and use urgency to our favor. Download the book here.

The Focused Creator by Jake Jorgovan3) The Greatest Enemy of Creativity

Standing still… So get a move on already!!! Make something!

The_Greatest_Enemy_of_Creativity_is_nothing_more_than_standing_still_Jocelyn_K_Glei

Resources

Jake Jorgovan on the web

Jake Jorgovan on Facebook

The Inspired Creator – a community of creators contributing one original work per week

Question: Where would you be if you could do what you love from anywhere in the world?

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