Just finished the first season of Ted Lasso for the second time. I can’t wait for the third run through.
When in doubt, iterate faster. I like this for all decision making processes, not just the ones around software development.
Last night we had a family movie night for the first time in too long. It was great to be together, without distractions, and revisit our old friend Jack Skellington.
“A Day In The Life” of a micro.blogger. About 4pm local time near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A cold and rainy fall day.
I didn’t realize you can animate in procreate on the iPad. This is a bit out of context with the items on screen right but it was a test to show a friend. Procreate is a pretty powerful animation app as well! It’s been a long while since I animated anything …
Sunday, September 27th to Saturday, October 3rd
This week I was struggling with “recharging my battery” and finding time to work on my practices.
My work week was more hectic than normal. Long days with more context switching and cognitive load than usual. Plus, my anxiety with where the world is right now. Oh yeah, just that…
I didn’t make my goal of finishing an illustration I have in progress, but I did make some progress on it, in a round about way.
I’m subscribing to this technique from Ness Labs:
Once you feel familiar enough—which means that you can grasp the concepts and can articulate them, but still feel very uncomfortable using them—you should start creating something bigger
So I did manage to get a lot of practice in to grasp the concepts, and I’m still feeling uncomfortable.
Speaking of that practice, here are my Doodles for the week
I drew a simple illustration for work, that was a timeline of the upcoming quarter, and we used that to read-out some planning to stakeholders. I can’t share that here of course. We’ve done this process in other ways until this time around. I’m looking forward to feedback to see if everyone involved found value in the altered process.
The relentless optimism of Ted Lasso is intoxicating, in the best way possible. This show is the perfect escape for me in this moment. More optimism. More defining success through positive relationships. And more laughs. Yes, please!
Speaking of relationships, I’ve watched this a couple times this week. I find it fascinating. I’ve been a part of some research projects, but nothing with the duration and meaning of this one.
In no particular order
Fascinating study - duration, participant groups, and outcomes. What makes a good life?
Just unboxed some new versions of my favorite tech, you guys. Mash those like and subscribe buttons gang! 🤪
From the bowels of the dumpster fire last night, the Commander in Chief gave a direct order to an armed right wing extremist militia. Wake up, America.
Note to self: “Action creates inspiration” Do warm ups to get into the creative process; to move from the work “space” to the creative “space”. This may help recharge the battery and enable you to inhabit the space where you flow, and you can bring the output out of your process to share with the world.
I was writing something like this in my Morning Pages today. To allow yourself to inhabit your space, to work on your process so you can generate output. Hiding, as Godin calls it, is what Pressfield calls The Resistance, and it’s a killer.
What we each hide is a potential gift to the world, and ourselves.
Imagine all the things that would have benefited the world if all the humans who hid their work didn’t?
Thank you @macgenie !!!
Something I facilitated didn’t go as I expected yesterday at work. I spent far-too-long in the middle of the night dealing with The Second Arrow. Blaming myself, self-doubt, etc. Looking forward to reflecting on it today to understand the issues (and myself) a little more.
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