Ashburton, Devon

Further to the Full Plate Problem, I am going through a painful period of re-prioritisation at the moment.

My priorities are organising the Pacific row, writing the Atlantic book, and producing the Atlantic documentary. But where does this leave launching the speaking career and dog-mushing in Minnesota? Alas, it looks as if they are going to fall off the edge of the plate.

I am gradually learning the art of delegation. There is a ‘Team Roz’ coming together – a loose group of people on both sides of the Atlantic who generously give of their time and energy to help me out. This backup team will be invaluable in the future. But at the moment I’m on a steep learning curve in the art of man management, which is nearly as time-consuming as the old days when I was a one-woman-and-her-mum kind of organisation.

I WAS going to finish with this thought: ‘Ideally I need to figure out how to:

a) clone myself, or
b) be in more than one place at one time, or
c) give up sleeping altogether.’

But then I found this quote from Andrew Carnegie:

‘No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.’

But on the other hand:

‘You have to do many things yourself. Things that you cannot delegate.’
(Nadine Gramling)

If only I could delegate sleep…

[Photo: 4 x Roz – nightmare!]

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