What Is This All About?: Every month this year, I’ll be undertaking a creative project to push myself out of my comfort zone and try something new.
When I This Happening?: Through out this whole year. One month, one project at a time.
Who Am I and Who Is This For?: I’m Jay Johnson, renegade generalist. If you’re looking for for self-improvement and eager to experiment and try new things, you’ll probably enjoy this.
Where Is This Taking Place?: I’ll be blogging about it here and on the newsletter, but I'll also be journaling the journey on Tumblr as well: Development by Experiment.
Why Am I Doing This?: I’ve always had varied and diverse interests. This approach will let me explore them separately while switching every month. I’ll get the satisfaction of making something on a regular basis. Getting hands-on will help me apply the things I learn and better understand them. Finally, I will have a portfolio to show for all the effort I put into this adventure.
How Will It Work?: Each month will feature an independent project with the goal of learning/trying/making something new. All will have at least one deliverable due at the end of the month. I have a list of potential subjects that I’ll decide on before the beginning of each month.
So what is the project I’m taking on this month?
I will be self-publishing a short ebook about the pressing need for more experimentation and challenging the status quo in our lives. The basis structure looks like this:
* What is the status quo, how did it come about, and why do we need to challenge it?
* How does you adjust from a life of comfort and complacency to one where he is comfortable navigating uncertainty?
* What principles can guide a person on her path of an experimental lifestyle?
Stay tuned for first drafts of these points coming on the Tumblr blog. I'm hoping to have the completed ebook ready for my newsletter subscribers by Jan 29th and everyone else the week after.