January Project: Ebook
Last Friday readers of my newsletter got to see the first draft of the ebook content.
This Friday, I plan to send my newsletter subscribers the formatted PDF version. (Still time to get on that list)
Tentatively launching to the public on Feb 17th.
February Project: Get Fit
Skipping the usual herd mentality of health resolutions in January, I'm trying them out now. My experiments will encompass eating better (Slow-Carb diet from Tim Ferriss), increased physical activity (Nerd Fitness), and most importantly creating sustainable habits (experimenting with recipes/stretches/workouts). I'll measure success by the habits I can establish and maintain, not weight lost this month.
Here's some things I've been learning so far.
The struggle is real, and normal:
Student syndrome, procrastination, and panic really do rear their ugly heads when you are trying to create something now. Challenging the status quo doesn't come easy. But when the Resistance (as Steven Pressfield calls it) comes, remember this: it's not personal, it's not just you. It happens to everyone, every time they create art. Embrace it and dance with it.
Transitioning needs work:
I'm a little late on my January project and that impacts the start of my February project. I guess that is incentive to not wait during execution. But Murphy (or rather his law) always shows up so maybe I'll need to create buffer to be better prepared for that. Something for you to consider if you're trying something like I am.
Everyone should do it (and everyone can):
I do hope you consider taking the chance and doing something you've thought about, but never got around to. If you're learned anything from following my January project I hope it is this: if I could do it, you could do it too.
I'm not trying to show off, I'm just trying to push myself to see what I'm capable of - all the while keeping my head above water and not giving up.
It's won't be easy, but it will be worth it. You should do it!