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What the work happened: Q1 2022

A very personal reflection on my work-life from January to March 2022.

What the work happened: Q1 2022

How to turn bad days around

I had a couple of bad days in a row. That didn't happen to me for a while. So I was surprised. Because the less it happens, the easier it is to forget how quickly can one bad day turn into a crisis. So even though I had something else

How to turn bad days around

2021: The Courage to Try

A very personal reflection on my work in 2021.

2021: The Courage to Try

#21: Output routine

Last week sucked. 3 reasons why: Right off the gate, I burned myself out on writing about my monthly review process. It was 3-4 times longer than my usual Monday post, taking over 8 hours of work. Not a good idea to push myself to finish 2k words in 1

#21: Output routine

#20: How I do my monthly review

Today, I’ll show you a monthly review of my productivity System. November was okay but not great, so it’s a good month to share. I will go through each part of my review process and explain what's happening and why. The goal of my monthly reviews is to

#20: How I do my monthly review

#19: Big messy projects

I had a slow week. It happens when I'm pushing a big project over the finish line. Each step feels like it takes forever. I want to finish it faster because I started the project as a short article about how to design a system to organize your work and

#19: Big messy projects

#18: Rage

Last week, I worked on an About page to make my blog less anonymous. And putting it together reminded me why I write. Today, I want to share that reminder with you. The Flower ThrowerFive years ago, I was on a weekend trip to Amsterdam. I went to a gallery

#18: Rage

#17: Killing my Youtube habit

Last week, I realized I might have a problem. Too much Youtube. It always creeps up on me. I see it coming but do it anyway. Sure, why not...It starts with an innocent thought: "Hey, it's a long time since I watched some gaming videos." So I do, and

#17: Killing my Youtube habit

#16: When introvert goes super social

I talked to 11 different people this week. Eleven! More than 1 individual human person per day on average. In my typical week, I spend most of my days bunkered up in a studio surrounded by whiteboards. Interaction with humans is banned. I have rules for that. I meet people,

#16: When introvert goes super social

#15: How to write books as a designer

Hey there, I'm still writing a book. #persistence Almost there...Writing a book as a designerLast week, I realized I can write this book the same way I design a product. (Thanks, Rob.) What does it mean? It means I'm not going to write this book in secret for 6

#15: How to write books as a designer

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