Above is what a “good” week looks like for me. It’s not that I don’t have meetings – I do. It’s the fact that most of my week is fluid and full of hardcore work. All the white blocks are actually me with headphones on building stuff, getting stuff done.
The very few meetings that I do calendar are ones that must be engaged explicitly based on certain uncompromisable time tables, like “Ernie” my tax guy and “Robert” my electrician coming out to fix something broken in the house. This is my ideal calendar and one that I have fought for vigorously to achieve.
And it’s all gone to shit.
Diadora shoes in Katy Perry’s Dark Horse Music Video
We are all so used to seeing product placements and advertisements in the media that we consume daily that at times I have thought that it is the “new” digital banner ad of our generation.
In other words we completely ignore them – or so I thought.
When I’m at home I have typically spent time behind a bluetooth wireless keyboard from Apple and when I’m traveling I find myself simply using the native keyboard on my notebook computer (I’m not that guy that travels with every single peripheral… you know one or two of those!).
But I’ve found myself spending more time without the wireless keyboard even while at home and the point is so that I might become even more intimate with the entire device as a whole.
Why? Because I want to know my device better.
I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Atlanta next week – sheesh! It’s already upon us!
I can’t wait to see everyone!
I’ll be headed to Dig South 2014 and I’m pretty stoked to have been asked to join one of the panel discussions on the future of education, something I’m obviously passionate about.
The video above is a recap via 2013. Hope to see you there? Learn more here!
A bunch of you have asked about the last personal branding page that I had for quite some time (you can see it live here).
Per my usual I’m releasing it publicly for your own use. Enjoy and hack away! It looks decent on mobile devices too:
I love this from William S. Burroughs:
Once the breakthrough is made, there is a permanent expansion of awareness. But there is always a reaction of rage, of outrage, at the first breakthrough.
If you are attempting to do something that isn’t necessarily common or that might be against the grain, sotospeak, then you’ll begin to encroach on people’s sensibilities; you’ll begin to challenge what they know and what they do not know as well as what they think they know but do not know.