Extending the hibernation

why do I still feel tired, no bandwidth and motivation to do stuff? but still able to “go pro”, show up, and do my day job — killing it as well. but I’m just left with no energy or interest to do the other non-work stuff like writing and side hustles. even family tim, and…

How to set good (useful) goals

How to set yourself up for success by playing with the way you frame goals Example #1 Goal version 1: do 30 mins of cardio session, then take a cold shower. X Not so fun. Goal version 2: heat my body up enough to be able to enjoy the cold shower. √ Motivated and enjoyed…

Being a real Pro: Part 1: Pros don’t play hurt.

A couple of days ago I found myself procrastinating. I kept on going back to my phone, compulsively scrolling through the stream of tweets and news about COVID-19. It was particularly frustrating because my mind was super clear that day. But instead of spending it productively. I squandered it just like that. I was able…

Being a real Pro: Part 2: What is “The Resistance” and Why We Can Overcome it By “Turning Pro”

Resistance is one of the most useful mental models I ever picked up. Steven Pressfield first coined this term in his book, The War of Art. https://medium.com/the-mission/steven-pressfield-how-to-go-from-amateur-to-turning-pro-be44c794a73b “Every time you want to go from a lower level to a higher level — becoming an entrepreneur, get in better shape, meditate, be an artist — the…

Brick by Boring Brick

So. I’ve been constipated, metaphorically. Haven’t been publishing anything for the past….. 6 months? And it has been causing low-key stress and anxiety, gnawing away. I want to get things out there. I want to ship. It’s not that I haven’t been writing or researching or thinking about anything. It’s just that I haven’t published…