I am currently ramping up to reinvigorate my blog / online presence / personal brand / social media strategy, etc. etc.
What you are seeing on my blog today is a temporary placeholder until I can officially "relaunch."
I've recently moved to the East Coast (Somerville, MA) and have been doing some Big Thinking about where I'm going with my work, life, etc. Part of this is a renewed emphasis on ego-building online. It's easier now than ever, and I'm really exhausted by seeing uninteresting people have all the fun.
However, as an antidote to my bad habits of taking on too many low-value projects and passive aggressively making the last 20% of ongoing projects drag on and on, I have been trying to implement Cal Newport's idea of a completion-centric productivity. In a nutshell:
Here is the key that make it work for me: I only work on one project at a time in 4 hour chunks. I also have been blocking in "me time" for things like sleep, hanging out w/ the SO, and exercise (a la The Now Habit) All of these are scheduled into iCal and are treated with the seriousness of meetings and appointments.
For me, this means I've been pulling late nighters to just get festering projects off my plate so.
It also means "Relaunch the blog" is a project that's currently sitting in the holding bin until 8/17. So you should see a relaunch w/in 2 weeks after that (i.e. around the end of the month).
I am staring at my holding bin (and backlog of other projects) and see lots of extremely valuable, lucrative, exciting, and downright fun ideas. It is so tempting to drop the current list and just start working on those.
But that kind of action got me into lots of trouble before Hence, rigor.
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