Tag Archives: Skills

How to Do Anything

The Basics: Plan → Do → Test Put another way: Design → Make → Measure Or maybe: Consider → Act → Verify These are all the same at the core. Under the assumption that you have a problem to solve, you decide … Continue reading

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How to Work

Have an intent What problem are you trying to solve? What proves the problem is solved? Plan a series of tasks to reach that intent Consider what data will come from that approach Figure a way to visualize that data Make … Continue reading

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Defaulting through life

Defaulting: accepting what life hands to you. Specifically, following the expectations of your peers, parents, and everyone else, rather than consciously deciding what your own needs and desires are. The algorithm I was presented with, over my life: Go to … Continue reading

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Meditation: practicing being in control of your thoughts.

I was listening to “Back to Work”, a podcast with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin, and they were talking about meditation. Here’s what I took away from it: The goal is to be able to watch yourself think. You probably can … Continue reading

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Intent versus Capability

Intent: noun, resolved or determined to do something. Capability: noun, having the tools and/or skills to do something. In tools,  I include time and space. These are requisites for getting something done. All the intent in the world without capability … Continue reading

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Personal Economy: Funding your choices

Your personal economy describes your assets and methods for growing them. Asset: (Noun); A useful or valuable thing, person, or quality. Note that this is a fairly broad definition. It includes money, obviously, but it also includes tools like wrenches … Continue reading

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