Measure and Optimize

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A theme that is running through many areas of my life right now is measure and optimize. I seem to be continually collecting and analyzing statistics about myself and things around me.

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April 14 , 2015
Category Life
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Experimenting With Theme Days

theme-days

I enjoy experimenting with my workflow. One day last week I woke up at 4am and worked till 10am to get a “full day of work” done before my family had lunch with my dad. It was a productive day and getting things done early helped me not be anxious during our lunch. It’s not something that I’ll keep up for the long haul since I was very tired come mid-afternoon.

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March 3 , 2015
Category Workflow
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Have A Plan For Legal Documents

Have A Plan For Legal Documents

This morning I arrived at the coworking space and started getting setup for the day. I cleaned out my backpack and found a bunch of papers in the front pocket of my pack. This isn’t normal for me because I scan and shred all paper to get it out of my life quickly.

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February 26 , 2015
Category Soloprenuer
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I Launched A Plugin Marketplace

Shop Plugins

 

I noticed that I had gone most of January without blogging. Unlike previous months there was a clear reason for the silence.

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February 13 , 2015
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Dividing Annual Goals into Monthly Goals

Dividing Annual Goals into Monthly Goals

I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic of monthly goals came up. (I think it was Startups for the Rest of Us, but I’m not sure.) The idea is taking your big annual goal and dividing it into smaller steps that can be measured in one calendar month.

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February 10 , 2015
Category Notes
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January Commit Aftermath

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A month ago I joined with some other developers to do a coding competition called the January Commit. Our goal was to commit code or have some sort of activity once per day to build a coding habit.

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February 3 , 2015
Category Tech
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Ship or STFU

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When I was writing my end of year post for 2014 I realized I have two major regrets. They are both listed in the “What didn’t go well this year” section – 1. I didn’t open a new business and 2. I didn’t ship new plugins. This month a few things happened that cured me of my hesitation and feeling of not being ready.

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January 27 , 2015
Category Notes, Writing
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The January Commit

The January Commit

During December 2014 a few friends competed in a blogging competition based on the Blogging for Benjamin competition I ran in December 2013. Fresh off of that competition Bryce Adams suggested that we do something similar in January 2015, but related to code.

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January 1 , 2015
Category Tech
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2014 Annual Review

2014 Annual Review

It’s the last day of 2014 so time to look back and see how the year went. Once again I’m going to use the three question format suggested by Chris Guillebeau to do my annual review.

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December 31 , 2014
Category Life
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Goal for 2015

Yesterday I realized that everything I want to accomplish in 2015 with regards to revenue, impact, reach, legacy, and personal satisfaction is a byproduct of one thing:

Be helpful.

 

December 24 , 2014
Category Notes
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