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Francis Cortez @activerecall
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Trying something for book notes. (1) Reading: I'll grab an idea from something I read recently, (2) Drawing: I'll try to express the idea with some images (3) Writing: I'll expand with words. Threads give me extra room. 280 characters reminds me to move on to the next room.
The first book I'll try for this is "Designing Your Life" (@DYourLife) by @wburnett and @DaveEvansDYL. I recently re-read/re-listened to it and it was just as motivating as the first time. (Reading, writing, and drawing all were high on my engaged + energized list.)
The book helps you think through different futures and then plan and prototype them. I really enjoyed their suggestion to quickly come up with three possible paths.
First, what thing do you do right now? What's your current job. What would it look like if you stayed there? That might be a great path already and you can do things within it to make sure you stay engaged and energized next year and the year after that.
Okay, that first path vanished. The company is gone. The role is replaced by robots. What's your fallback? You might have valuable skills that you aren't actively using day to day. (@tferriss recommends a monthly fear-setting exercise. This is like fear-setting lite.)
Now imagine that you didn't have to worry about money or image. It's a world where nobody laughs or judges you for whatever you pursue. What would you do? (Maybe you'd become a branding expert and help "The land where no one laughs" come up with a more cheerful name.)
Those are three quick paths you can think of pretty quickly. Check the book out for more on life design. Maybe you'll figure out that you really enjoy reading, writing, drawing. You just might realize you don't need to overhaul your life to do a little bit of each every day.
And a little bit of time-lapse fun. Trying to keep @austinkleon's message from #ShowYourWork in mind. I'll try to remember to record when I'm making these things.
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