Cory on snowballs

Cory says: Even though today I am starting with a bigger snowball than I did 11 years ago, I wasn’t purposeful or consistent or deliberate enough to have built my next snowball while the other snowball — iThemes — had gained substantial momentum and now is rolling successfully without me. Unfortunately most business owners fall […]

Freelance Friday 041 – Feb 8 2019

I totally almost missed this one. Currently 10:44pm after a long day starting at 4:45am with a run of 10km with a friend with a late board meeting and now an email to send. If you think that’s a long day, then you can guess how my week has been and felt. Lots to do […]

Hustling in Seasons and Being Dad

Much is said about hustle, or the lack thereof. Today I want to remind you that if you want different results than you have now, you’re going to have to change something. If you want something to blow up, you’re going to have to put the work in. Casey on Hustle: Last weeks video […]

Kids act like we act

After reading this piece by Austin Kleon, I was reminded of what I wrote recently about cutting device time for my kids. Putting them both together, if I want my kids to spend less time on devices and bugging me about device time I need to be on my stuff less. They see what I […]

Consume or Create?

Shawn Blanc: As you seek to build a creative habit, it is professional-grade to be intentional with that time. You do this by (1) planning ahead; (2) scheduling yourself time to work; and (3) removing as many distractions as possible. This is literally what any top performer does. I said to patreon last week that […]

Cutting kid device time

In this great article on letting kids be bored here is one highlight. When not being uberparented, kids today are left to their own devices — their own digital devices, that is. Parents preparing for a long car ride or airplane trip are like Army officers plotting a complicated land maneuver. Which movies to load […]

I cut 50% of my list once

CJ Chilvers: The goal of my newsletter is to connect with my readers. It’s a simple, clear goal, but it’s not easy to maintain. Higher open rates on fewer emails are worth vastly more to me than lower open rates on many emails. Because of this, I periodically unsubscribe large numbers of readers from my […]

February Plan with Me

It’s been 2 months since I did a plan with me video. January was a gong show. It started off with a week missed of work because the whole family was sick and then it was all rush rush to keep the all the balls floating. In February I’m using a hybrid productivity system with […]

What Steve did when he felt overwhelmed

I’m feeling the same way and while I didn’t do a Trello board, I did add a bunch of stuff to Things. You’ll see exactly what I’m doing on Wednesday if you follow me on YouTube.

Shawn Blanc and Do Not Disturb

Shawn after talking about family dinner and interruptions: That’s why, for the month of February (at least) during the evening hours between 5:00 until 7:30 pm, both my wife and I are putting our phones in Do Not Disturb and leaving them in another room. I have DND on all the time except for my […]

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