Category: Freelance Friday

  • Living with My Colonial Legacy – Friday Notes 131

    Living with My Colonial Legacy – Friday Notes 131

    There was a point in my life when I would feel angry when I’d read the news and see Canadian First Nations talking about the colonial legacy. When a black person would talk about slavery and imply that I had anything to do with it. I haven’t had slaves. I haven’t knowingly committed racist acts. […]

  • Consistency is the Goal for 2021 – Friday Notes 130

    Consistency is the Goal for 2021 – Friday Notes 130

    Welcome back, I hope your holiday season was decent. I’d say amazing, but with 2020 being 2020, let’s go for decent because anything above that is a huge win. Many years I’ve tried to push forward some big goal in my business. Last year I wanted to turn my YouTube channel into something and I…

  • Revisiting Your Ideas – Friday Notes 129

    While listening to [Bookworm talk about The Practice](https://bookworm.fm/108/) they mentioned that Godin revisited the same topic a bunch of times. Far from a complaint, Mike and Joe looked at it as Godin tweaking his thoughts on something as he had a better understanding of a subject. While I’m not trying to compare myself to Godin,…

  • New Apps are NOT Magic Bullets – Friday Notes 128

    I’ve been finding the Zettelkasten system revolutionary in the way I take and organize my notes. I felt the same way about my reading when I read How to Read a Book, all the reading before was worth so much less than I realized. Now, all the notes before I started using a Zettelkasten system…

  • When Work Requires Engaging in Distraction Factories – Friday Notes 127

    On one hand there is a lot of good on YouTube, I’m awesome and I have a channel so it must be good. There is also a lot of terrible distraction on YouTube. I’m going to focus on YouTube today, but the ideas are the same for many of the mediums we encounter. Lots of…

  • Stop Working When You Have Enough – Friday Notes 126

    I was looking at my income this week and realized something. I have earned out all of 2020 already. I have all the money in the bank that I need for the year. In fact, my next pay check will pay out January and that’s income I’ve already done and will be billing for in…

  • Managers Shouldn’t Be Watching Time – Friday Notes 125

    One of the biggest signs of an insecure manager is watching the clock for their employees. These managers figure that their job is to get the proper amount of butt in seat time and the end result will magically be profit. This usually takes away any autonomy an employee has because they just have to…

  • Forget the Niche, Where is Your Passion – Friday Notes 124

    Forget the Niche, Where is Your Passion – Friday Notes 124

    > I never liked studying when it was forced on me in school. Now that I get to study what I want though, I read far more than I did. That is a key, getting to work on what you find interesting. I don’t think that anything I do is too complex for anyone to…

  • Apple Doesn’t Want Me to Watch Content I’ve Purchased – Friday Notes 123

    Apple Doesn’t Want Me to Watch Content I’ve Purchased – Friday Notes 123

    > If I’m your audience, and I’ve spent a thousand bocks on my movie library, I don’t want to have to throw away that investment. I want to be able to use one family of devices and one program to manage my movies. [^1] I stopped purchasing video content or music from Apple a few…

  • The Internet Lets us Mimic Expertise – Friday Notes 122

    The Internet Lets us Mimic Expertise – Friday Notes 122

    One idea I keep coming back to, in part because I catch myself falling into the trap, is that the internet allows us to mimic expertise with an inexhaustible list of facts[^See [The Death of Expertise](https://curtismchale.ca/2020/01/31/how-expertise-died) for more on this]. I caught myself doing it two weeks ago with friends. We were talking about my…