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    Why I’m Trying to Write Fiction

    So, I’m trying to write fiction again after… many years, and it feels scary, new, and interesting all at once.

    Tags: writing

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    Arbitrary Deadlines and Turning 40

    For so much of my life, I’ve been obsessed with early success and setting up random deadlines for myself. What if some careers or lives require the kind of experience and learning that we can only get from time and failure?

    Tags: creating

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    The Importance of Staying Uncomfortable

    I wrestled in high school and a little in college. I was never that good, but I did learn (perhaps, because I was never that good) to embrace discomfort.

    Tags: creating, running, wrestling, bjj

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    Article #1

    This first article, coming back after a couple years and a full redesign, feels so momentous.

    Tags: personal

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    Michael Caine was in the Worst Jaws

    “I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.” Michael Caine, in an interview talking about Jaws: the Revenge

    Tags: old stuff, creating

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    Another Lesson Learned While Running in Public

    I have a favorite running path that I go to for all my long runs that you can run for three to fifteen miles. The magic result of this “extend-your-own-course” path is you never know where anybody is at in their run.

    Tags: old stuff, creating, running

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    Launch When It’s Better

    How do you, as a non-development leader, know when you should go ahead and launch something that may not feel "there," yet? Simple. You launch when it’s better than what you have.

    Tags: old stuff, development

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    What I Learned About Hustle While Training For a 15k

    I’d like to think I learned a lot about hustling from The Roots and Jon Acuff (in different ways), but I hadn't really internalized the hustle until I signed up for my first 15k.

    Tags: old stuff, running, creating

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  • Trello


    I’ve gotten a lot of questions about “my system” since my wife Instagrammed a shot of my Trello board a few weeks ago. How do I actually use Trello? Basically, I’ve built a huge funnel out of my board that goes from big, year-sized projects down to small, day-sized bites.

    Tags: old stuff, process, creating

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    Fear & Failure in Dallas

    A writer I follow, Yuvi Zalkow, is promoting his book this week, and he issued a challenge of sorts for other writers and creators to share their stories of fear and failure as he girds himself for the reviews and sales figures.

    Tags: old stuff, creating, process

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