After reading several articles and a great book, Deep Work by Cal Newport, I’m sold: focus is tough, necessary, and at a premium. I’ve been on a month-long discovery process to find how to work more efficiently (in other words: less screen time with more output), produce better, and avoid negative thoughts.
The idea of purposefully introducing into my life a service designed to fragment my attention is as scary to me as the idea of smoking would be to an endurance athlete, and it should be to you if you’re serious about creating things that matter.
Before this, I wasn’t just losing time, I was actively harming my thought process for the rest of the time that I wasn’t distracting myself. All of this consumption, in the name of doing more and better, was robbing my ability to do just that.
An incredible movie, a life-changing product, and a quote. Might be just what you need right now too.
I’ve been doing agency development and design work for almost a decade, and customer service for almost 2. But I learned a lot when the tables were turned.
This is a summary of an email I sent to someone who wants to get into creating custom WordPress themes and plugins. I’ve been doing this for over 7 years now and would like to think I have something interesting and helpful to say about this.
For web development folks in Seattle who want to level up on Sass, SCSS, Bourbon, and the like, I’m helping to organize an intermediate-level class sometime in the next couple of months.
“WordPress is a server hog” … “WordPress keeps crashing” … “You can’t run a fast WordPress site” … I’ve heard these kinds of statements over and over for years.
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