Like me and everyone else who’s tried to be more productive, you’ve started some good habits, but then you lost your motivation. You were waking up at 5 AM everyday to do pushups, write, meditate, and run before the sun rises. But then one day you didn’t. “It’s just one day.” And then one day […]Read more "What is this day for?"
Get off LinkedIn Make stuff Get on Twitter and post the stuff you make Steps, explained: Step 1: Wes Kao wants us to have spiky points of view. This is one of mine. I have no clue why I still have a LinkedIn account. I guess it’s because everyone else does? Because I’m supposed to? […]Read more "You can land a great job as a creator in 3ish steps"
If you want to see wind, go look at some rocks. And if you want to see gravity, look at the muscle mass of astronauts who’ve spent too much time in outer space. Likewise, we can’t see the long hours, disappointments, setbacks, unmet expectations, letdowns, oversights, harsh lessons and other foundational roots of the most […]Read more "You can learn to see the invisible"
In community, we find ourselves. Alone, we recall who we miss. It’s our exchanges with others, not merely of goods and services, but of moments of presence and connection that tell us who we are. Introspection shouldn’t be confused with isolation. The most dedicated monk, if they know what they’re doing, ‘disregards all worldly possessions’ […]Read more "We find ourselves in the presence of others"
Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube If you’re not living the life you want, then why is it so important to you to hold onto these hours and days? So many of us, myself included, waste so much time just doing dumb stuff that’s just draining our time. I’ve learned so much from my […]Read more "Dr. David Grew — Fighting Cancer with Creativity and Building Assets that Heal (#55)"
You don’t. You write it. Every day. Or every Tuesday. Doesn’t matter, as long as you write. And if people know who you are, they’ll read it. And if you’re even an okayish writer, they’ll read it. And even if you write about pasta one day and crypto the next, they’ll read it. Or perhaps […]Read more "Marketing your blog or your newsletter:"
Your chance to connect with someone reach out show them you care be willing to listen, carefully laugh at your mistakes (and correct them) hold yourself accountable expose yourself to different views take on the burden of intentional naivete learn graphic design, microphone and camera basics create something special in real time play around in […]Read more "Where’s your podcast?"
It’s almost as if imagination is the wrong word for itself. Imagining goes beyond conjuring up images displayed on the LCD screen of our minds. Imagination is thinking about patterns of behavior, which we can’t help but imitate because that’s what we do. And what we do builds up who we are, who we become. […]Read more "Is imagination inseparable from action?"
Though the main character still lives in a pineapple under the sea, the first episode of SpongeBob is incomparable to the latest. (Long, but relevant tangent: I mean the last episode of the last real season – season 3. Episodes beyond that are ‘over evolved’, a parody of itself. It’s the ‘Zombie Simpsons’ Phenomena, aka […]Read more "On the future and evolution of The Penguin Latte Podcast"
Adding timestamps. Rendering. Coming up with a title. Making a design, with the right resolution, file size and extension. Scheduling the post for 5 AM every Monday and Friday on WordPress, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Reaching out to people. Letting them know you care about them and their work and you’d be thrilled to have a […]Read more "Moving the needle"