At least my faith doesn’t look brave.
My faith looks like me being terrified.
“It will all work out.”
“It’s going to be okay.”
“Look for the good!”
These are things people say to help you have faith. At least that’s the idea.
I think most of the time people say these things because they’re uncomfortable with the raw, broken, messy, rough reality of… Continue reading
Here’s a moment brought to you by 3 preschoolers.
My daughter and son and niece are swimming. Floatie-laden. I’m sitting beside the pool, trying to read. Suddenly: screams. Terror. Flailing arms. Splashing. Lots of splashing.
I jump up and am about to launch into the pool when I realize no one’s drowning.
The waves calm, the screams quiet, and turns out that there was a spider
This is a thing that I like. I didn’t come up with it, a smarter person did. His name is Peter Bregman and he’s the guy who came up with this to-do list made of six boxes.
I’ve created a to-do list that’s made of six boxes — one for each of my five areas of focus and the 6th labeled “the other 5%”. That other… Continue reading
Producing creative work, freelancing, starting and running your own business is difficult, demanding work. If you don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing, you’re guaranteed to flounder and get frustrated and have more than your fair share of failures. Continue reading
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This image is misleading. I read the book on my Kindle so there was never a moment when I was holding a hard copy of the book. Although technically I’m also not bald and my skin isn’t an interesting blue-green color and I have internal… Continue reading
1. Plan your day ahead of time.
Make a better plan. Put 1-3 big things on your schedule with blocked-out time for each one. Don’t wing it on the important stuff. Wing it on everything else. Don’t cram it full of details.
2. Include transition time.
Don’t expect yourself to switch instantly from one task to another. Work in transition time. Give your brain and body a… Continue reading