Lifting? Simple. Writing? Simple. Reading? Simple. Eating? Simple. Running? Simple. There are countless organic mechanisms in your body, interacting in a complex system, just so that you can bite, chew, and swallow a cream cheese bagel. Life is simple on the surface, but complicated down below. I went for a run on the beach this… Continue reading Simple
The alarm buzzes and my phone vibrates. But I'm not vibrating. I'm still sleepy. I hit the snooze button. I close my eyes, but I stay awake. I open my eyes. 5:30 A.M. Half an hour passed since the alarm went off. I'm a morning person, not a waking up person. For Christmas I got… Continue reading Where have you been all your life?
I just finished some work on a project. Now what? I could work on that, or I could work on that, I could sign up for this, I could schedule that, tweet this... Or, at least for the time being, I could do nothing. Hopping around from one task to another leaves us no time… Continue reading What do I do next?
Podcasters often ask me to give feedback on their podcast. I can't give specific feedback for each podcast because it's such a personal medium that it's like trying to review someone on yelp. But what I can do is share the most important principles of podcasting. In my never-ending quest to share everything I know,… Continue reading How to Make a Podcast Better Than the One You Have Now
Note: I wrote this two days ago. Sharing this because I think we get too caught up in playing productivity olympics. I'm sitting at my desk to get some work done. 'Some work done' What does that even mean? What constitutes work? Is this work? Writing these words that you're reading now, is that work?… Continue reading Some rough thoughts on distractions, written on a whim as a distraction from something more important than this.
Small tasks like to masquerade as gargantuan efforts. Let's take for example the humble email. Say you just finished reading a good book by a famous author, and you'd like to invite them onto your podcast. You've recorded 4 episodes of your podcast. An average of 28 people download your show every week. You're small.… Continue reading A dash of difficulty
Well, you might need it later… Yeah, I might, but if I haven't used it in six years, then what makes you think I'll need it tomorrow? Sunk-cost fallacy. That's what. It's an erroneous albeit alluring way to make decisions based only on how much time is being invested into something. The error of sunk-cost… Continue reading The sunk-cost fallacy is correct.
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube We are here to learn and do something. And what are we here to learn and do? We are here to practice. And what are we practicing? We're practicing living.Mike Newton This is one of the most important conversations I've had on the podcast.… Continue reading Mike Newton — In Presence of Tea: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Creativity, Art, Anime, and Sharing Moments That Matter (#37)
I need to know this! I need to know that! Who said what? What happened where? We're stuck in a perpetual need to know basis. We walk around thinking, well, if knowledge is power, then I'll just pay attention to everything and then I'll be the most powerful man in the world and finally people… Continue reading Sidequest Sunday 2: Navi and Notifications
Have you ever shared a project with a friend or family member, hoping to get some feedback? This is great! Wow, I love this Your father and I are so proud of you sweetheart This is great I guess this explains why you never return my calls This isn't feedback. It's protection. Feedback hurts. We're… Continue reading My Inner Circle of Evil: How Bad Influences Help You Succeed