Category: Member Posts

  • Focus before Busy

    Today I talk about how we default to “busy” as a way to cope with the stuff that life throws at us. We do many trivial tasks instead of buckling down and doing the hard work that will push our lives in a different direction. If you want to read these posts become a member. […]

  • Output Before Consumption

    One of the biggest traps that people fall into is a type of false productivity. It’s organizing their task lists and doing all the “little” things that make you feel good but don’t push forward any of your major projects in any way. I’ve fallen into this regularly. Putting out YouTube videos and jumping between…

  • Systems matter more than tools

    Today we look at the first point in my core principles. I think that your system matters far more than which specific tool you use. So many people agonize over the perfect writing tool and say they can’t get anything done until they find it. No carpenter waits to build a house until they find…

  • Gaining Work Freedom with Work I Don’t Want to Do

    This week I’m a bit more introspective as I reflect on an article about treating your creative work as a business. What would it take to gain freedom from writing code so that I could create more? I’m not sure I like the most obvious answer. If you want to read this become a member.…

  • What is Your Shifting Baseline?

    This week we compare hedonic adaptation and shifting baseline syndrome and I provide some reading recommendations so you don’t fall into these traps. If you want to read these posts become a member. Members get my courses included..

  • Are Digital Notes a Fad that is Bad?

    This week we look at some of the hints that digital notes may not be everything we thought they were. Maybe we should be looking at analogue systems. To read this post you need to become a member. Members get all my courses.

  • You Need to Give People Time to Create Great Things

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  • Yes…but

    Is logging good or bad for moose? Turns out there are both good and bad things about logging. If you want to read these posts become a member. Members get my courses included..

  • Worthwhile Reading from 2022

    This week I look back at a few of the books that have been worth reading in 2022. To get these posts become a member. Members get my courses included..

  • Building a Second Brain Gives You Permission to Fall Into Collector’s Fallacy

    This is usually a member’s only post. Become a member to get research notes and courses. When I started writing this I had not finished Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte. I was originally optimistic that he’d deal with the items I thought were missing, but that didn’t happen. Unfortunately, this book follows the…