turtle wandering through a forest

How long does it take to read a book?  What about writing a book? How about learning a language? How fast, just guess, can you learn a language? Unless you’re learning how to boil an egg, whatever it is you want to learn is going to take time. This seems obvious. But the idea that…Continue Reading “How Life Hacks Train You to Fail, or Everything You Want Takes Longer Than You Think”

A focused purple flower with a blurry pastoral landscape

There’s this insidious little rumor going around that having too many hobbies or interests is a bad thing?  Here’s the spoiler, if you’re not one for long intros: you can’t.  I don’t give a shit what anyone tells you. I don’t give a shit what anyone believes. There are no rules, spoken, written, or otherwise,…Continue Reading “Focus isn’t the Answer to Having too Many Interests”

The Marination Method: In Defense of Procrastination - a metaphor

The other day I was reading the book, Original: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant. It’s a pretty good time if you have 300 pages to kill. In it, he has a great chapter on procrastination. The short story is that some of the most original ideas and inventions emerged out of procrastination….Continue Reading “The Marination Method: In Defense of Procrastination”

How I Schedule My Life: The Sprint Method - a metaphor

In my last post, I talked a bit about how I organize my day-to-day activities. We also went deeper on the flexible approach I use to decide how much time I have to devote to my passions per week. In this post, I’m going to outline my complete, day-to-day tracking method. I use this method…Continue Reading “How I Schedule my Life: The Sprint Method (part 2)”

How I Schedule My Life: Evaluating Time - a metaphor

Finding time for your passions is a tricky subject. I do a lot of things. Most of these things aren’t really built around the idea of generating income. In fact, most are little niche craft hobbies (I call them artistic endeavors, which may or may not be self-aggrandizing). On top of that, there’s just general interest stuff that…Continue Reading “How I Schedule My Life: Evaluating Time (part 1)”