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.
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.
Here are a few things that I think should exist, with my help or without. Make one or make them all, just let me know when they launch.
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.
In keeping with the theme of sharing my journey to eliminate goals through systems, I wanted to share an update […] ›
“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.
Scott Adams: “To put it bluntly, goals are for losers. That’s literally true most of the time. For example, if your goal is to lose 10 pounds, you will spend every moment until you reach the goal—if you reach it at all—feeling as if you were short of your goal. In other words, goal-oriented people exist in a state of nearly continuous failure that they hope will be temporary.”
I recently needed feedback on a product I’m creating and wanted to figure out the easiest way to get feedback from contacts who were generous enough to give it. Maybe this will work for you too.
Like a lot of people reading this post, I have many, many ideas going on at once and many, many tasks […] ›
This site offers scripts, plugins, and themes for sale and for free. A question I’m often asked by friends and colleagues […] ›
A list of the breweries in Ballard and Fremont and a few suggested schedules for the weekend days.
May 18th of 2012, I decided to take a personal day to figure out what the next steps were, in […] ›
On how I have made a commitment, each day, to never getting mad, irritable, frustrated, depressed, or negative, no matter what. This probably sounds a little trite to some, maybe totally obvious to others, but it’s something I needed to understand. “When the student is prepared, the teacher appears,” says Brother Ali …. preach on.
Fun tips about staying, eating, and speaking in Paris.
I think a lot about focus, what it means, and how to find it. Focus is something that does not […] ›
I have a lot of fun building things, both in and out of WordPress. I have even more fun watching […] ›
Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m a total WordPress fanboy. Most projects that come through my door […] ›