Archive of: On life in general

A GTD Reset

On January 1st every year I like to do a “GTD Reset”. It’s a chance for me to make sure my GTD System is primed for another busy year, to assess how well the system is working for me, and drop some projects that didn’t get done last year.

No Exit Plan

How do we reconcile the things we enjoy doing with the things we need to do for growth to happen? How do we stop ourselves becoming the sort of business that we never wanted to run?

Support the independents

I sometimes wonder if all of these “free” products and services people get to use has skewed all of our understanding of how the product/customer relationship works when applied to businesses that do not have funding.

Review of the Year

I have enjoyed reading other review posts, and I thought it would be nice to look back over what has been an exciting and difficult year.

It is never done.

Thinking about how we, working on the web, rarely get those moments where we can say, “this is done, this is good.”

Conversations with my teenager about the Internet

Many years ago, as I started to create my own “digital identity” I made a decision not to also create one for my daughter. I tried to avoid linking her and her real name with me. She is now 16 and I talked with her about having parents who are very visible online, and how she feels about identity and privacy on the net.

Nothing to fall back on

My sixteen year old daughter has left school. She isn’t taking A Levels. In September she will begin a course at a top dance college, to even get a place there is a huge achievement for her, I’m hugely proud as she has worked so, so hard for it.

I tell people of her plans and they react in horror, “no A Levels? What will she fall back on?”

On Fear and deciding not to be afraid

I told this story at the Insites Xmas Special earlier this month and have been meaning to write it all up. It’s the story of how I stopped being afraid of airplanes. In the hope that something in this is of use to anyone else who is scared of something and wants to deal with it.

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