I’ve been sitting here for a while, churning over two posts that I want to publish. They’re really long, nearly ready, and also not nearly ready enough. More appropriately, maybe I’m not ready for them. When I started writing for this site, I said I wanted to write things that I put thought into. Sometimes,…
It occurred to me that one of the reasons people’s behavior varies so much is that they try to meet other’s expectations rather than holding themselves to a consistent, higher standard.
We spend lots of money buying things wishing for change. Change won’t come without time and effort, but we often waste money trying to buy change.
A story about backpacks, a pandemic, and impulse buying. I also share my method to evaluate purchases.
With a major decision ahead, many companies are looking at what the next normal should look like. To proceed, we have to be realistic about the cost. I broke this down at a personal level as an illustration.
Several years ago, I read Getting Things Done by David Allen. I spent the next few years trying to implement GTD, as it is commonly called, but never could quite make it fit my workflow. I found it to be too rigid, too paper-focused, and too hard to stick with. However, it planted a seed in my mind, especially around the capture step. If I was ever going to get my life under control, I needed a system that helped me get things out of my brain.
Over the course of the last year, I’ve gotten restless. I have stopped a lot of habits and have gained new ones. I’ve been eating better, reading more, and watching too many YouTube videos. With all that change, I also find myself needing an outlet for all this thinking I’ve been doing.