This week there’s a quick update from me and then an expansion on my Doing, Aiming & Being challenge for you. There’s 6 months of the year left, do you have an idea of what you want to achieve? If not why not give this short exercise a try and see what comes of it? If you do give it a go then why not share it with me, I’d love to see it. You can email me, bealers@siftware...
It has been a few months! In this episode I provide a personal update as well as review two books: So Good They Can’t Ignore You and Deep Work, both Cal Newport, Also, with us being half-way through the year I also leave you with a challenge to consider your goals for the next 6 months. It’s quite rough around the edges so please bear with me, these will get better! A full transcript...
Marc recently wrote a post called Disclaimer.
Disclaimers, wordy intros, apologies: they’re all unnecessary. They water down the message.
It resonated with me.
I’ve already mentioned my tendency to tag on “In my opinion“, “I feel” or “I think” to my written word.
It’s just redundancy.
TL;DR Years of a terrible diet, no exercise and not dealing with my underlying stress & anxiety problems left me a gibbering wreck. I was having panic attacks, experiencing physical pain and I was deeply, deeply unhappy. Enough was enough, so 2 years ago I took control and started making changes. It worked, mostly. This is a summary of what I did and how I’m still doing. (Updated for...
Around 2010 there was a spate of blog posts bemoaning the end of the comment thread.
The claim was that Twitter was making us dumber. We were too busy, or too lazy, to spend the time to craft a response to posts. Heck we were too busy to read posts.
They had a point.
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One of the unexpected benefits of this 30 day challenge has been getting to read other people’s work. Whether that has been to to proof-read, give ideas on direction or simply to provide moral support, there have been numerous daily posts to go through. One of the recurring subjects has been workflows. The things we do during our day to be better, faster, healthier or more productive people...
As I alluded yesterday, I am going to write a book about OneNote. I’ve been a fan of OneNote for over 10 years and have been meaning to write this book for as long as I can remember. It has two main aims: Provide a useful introduction for new users. Give them the information they need to start using it most effectively Give ideas and workflow examples for more advanced users so they can...
Quite a few of my old narratives were well and truly crushed today:
I am unfit
I don’t do running
I’ll never run a marathon
These were stories I was telling myself.
Turns out all I needed to do was set my mind to it, turn up and do the work.
I remember watching the first London Marathon on the TV as a kid in 1981.
It was a big deal.
This was back when we only had 3 channels on the TV. The BBC gave it rolling coverage for well into the afternoon. It was like the Olympics or a royal wedding.
It made for compelling viewing and we watched it all day.