It sucks being an adult sometimes. There’s no manual.
Instead what you get books… Millions of books and articles written every year on how you can become more successful. And, most of them suck.
I’m talking the worst kind of suck. A misleading, uninformative sugary waste of time type suck. Plus, these pages of fluff just keep growing. And then they keep getting mixed in with the good stuff – diluting the pool of useful content. And there seems to be no way to stop it.
It’s been nagging at me for a while. So, I figured I should do something about it. But why would you listen?
What’s different about my content that makes it worth the time?
In truth, I can’t tell you. All I can do is share why I started the project so you can decide if we align.
The motivation behind the project
- A passion for the subject matter: I enjoy studying and figuring out how to multiply human output. I’ve been doing it for a while, but I could only apply it to myself. And while I’ve had success, I’m certain that there are people that can apply it with so much more impact.
- Driving the conversation: I’m here to be a driver of the conversation. It’s not about productivity at all when you think about it; it’s about doing the things that matter. And, as long as you are ‘doing’ then I’ll be standing on the sideline cheering you one.
- Multiply your impact: Most of us just don’t have time to waste. With our day jobs and our families and our social lives we can’t afford to be inefficient. We can’t get tripped up. When we turn out attention to the things that we want to do we need it to be all impact no waste. Our efforts should relate to our work. We can’t be figuring out how to get the most out of that hour before the baby wakes up. We have to know it. That information has to be there and it is.
- Cutting through the noise: There is content but not much curation. With a post here and a video there, finding the actionable information is hard. We can group the useful productivity and achievement algorithms (concise steps-by-step instructions). And, this is where I’ll focus.
- Using the timeless principles: Some advice and teachers just stand the test of time. The Tony Robbins and Brian Tracys of the world for example. But the fact is that those guys had their own world view. And while the principles are timeless, the application could use some updates. As an example, I believe you should eat your frog first thing in the day. This was an idea that you should tackle your biggest challenge first thing in the morning. But, I also believe that you can season that frog. In short, having a process to make work more manageable, to make it sure it goes down easier.
- A more structured approach: I’m a coder. I studied computer science. That’s my background. I can’t help but wonder why solutions are not presented in nice organized packages, like apps. That’s why I won’t focus much on motivational content unless it’s actionable. You’ll get a few here and there but I’m focused on the algorithms. I want to get you the applicable knowledge that you can use to achieve success by your own definition.
- Cutting the fluff: No noise, no fluff, no BS. I will only share what I believe will have an impact.
It’s a tall order
I know, and I’m figuring this out as I go. But I’m meant to solve problems, and I’m good at it. So that’s what I’m here to do.
I’m here to apply a structured way of thinking to solve problems for people… like you.