It’s Week 2 of my two-week diagonostic productivity reboot. To recap, I started this because I’ve been coming off a period of heightened activity due to family visits, taxes, and client projects. In the aftermath of the whirlwind of activity, I’ve been finding it difficult to self-motivate. Thoughts follow.
It’s the third day of a personal productivity reboot, during which I am maintaining a “continuity journal” as my first activity of the day. It’s important to do this before I read any email, “like” anything on Facebook, or read the news, otherwise I get scatterbrained and lose track of time. That first nugget of [...]
As I mentioned earlier, I’m starting a one product-a-day push on February 1st. It may seem ridiculously ambitious, but I think I can do it because of the “digital coworking” I’ve been doing with my friend Brad. Every morning we meet at 715AM in a chat room and work for 15 minutes on an important [...]
Today I’d like to wrap up this article series. It started by recognizing that I was feeling like I had somehow “failed” to “succeed”, which was followed by a deconstruction of what that really meant. By Part III, I had a pretty good understanding of what was important to me, and in what ways I’d [...]
Last month’s GHDRR post was much briefer than previous reports, merely listing what I got done based on my “What Got Done” Trello board. What I liked about this was that it didn’t end up taking all day to think through, and it gave me the sense that things did happen. And that’s good enough [...]
Welcome to Part III! Here’s the gist of the summary of Parts I and II: I have tried for 7 years to create a blog-centered creative life. The reason I chose “blog-centered” was because it was the most satisfying work I had done, writing for myself and getting positive responses from the world for being [...]
SUMMARY: In A Quiet Reflection on Failure Part I, I came to the conclusion that the past seven years of my life hadn’t worked as hoped for a variety of possible reasons. I have been thinking about my next move.