I just finished reading Cal Newport's Deep Work and I have a new commitment to improvement.
This book, more than anything else I've read, highlighted not only how prone to distraction I am, but also how harmful that is to my personal and professional growth.
For a while now I have felt a little "lost". Nothing major but a feeling that I should be "better" at "stuff". This book explained to me why I felt like this and gave me ways to fix it.
This quote really hit home for me:
...efforts to deepen your focus will struggle if you don't simultaneously wean your mind from a dependence on distraction...
Key components of doing more Deep Work:
I am going to start by:
It will take some time, probably over a month, to train my brain to not crave those distractions, but I will do this and get more productive.
I have been doing Crossfit for 4 years and I've noticed over this last year I have not improved very much.
Today I figured out why. When I am doing the workout and I feel I am too tired to continue, I stop and rest for a few seconds. This is not how one gets better.
What I should do, of course, is do at least one more rep. Always push myself to go one further or for a few more seconds.
My mental weakness stops now.
In the Slack group I've both helped people write their own or done contract work to build what's needed.
There is a subset of people however, that would like to learn how to build addons themselves, but don't know how to start.
As I know how to build addons, and really enjoy coaching/teaching, I decided to create a series of courses to walk people through building the various different types of addons. My first, Addon Development 101 is in a couple of weeks.
You can register here: https://silentzconsulting.com/courses/addon-development-101.
I'm very excited to help people learn.
A brilliant & persuasive way to present value. Currently adapting this to EDP.