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Month of Jan 2023
Optimization and Joy
Theme of the Month - Optimization and Joy
The questions that led me to the posts for Jan 2023 were:
How would you want yourself seen or viewed? Clemens - the older man child
What buzzwords do you hear a lot at work?
What systems do you put in place to maintain a joyful presence?
It’s been a strong start to the year with a bit of uncertainty at work and continued shifts through the industry. It sounds like the calm before the storm. Maybe if we all have wishful thinking, we’ll get a soft landing? When there’s uncertainty, I like thinking about what matters. Even when there isn’t uncertainty… really consider what matters.
I started filling out a prompt book called “Burn After Writing". There are some repeated prompts, but it’s a really amazing reflection moment during my bedtime routine. I have a list of 30 favorite prompts.
The blogposts I’ve published this month were:
30 Self Proclaimed Titles - I imagined how I’d want to label myself. Most of these were to help me center and focus on my personal image and what a “successful” person contributes.
30 ConsenSys Buzzwords - Some of these are blockchain or crypto specific, but most of these could be buzzwords in other places of work.
30 Personal Systems - My life is full of systems. Habits make routines. Routines simplify stress and lead to joy. Goals complete tasks. Tasks could contribute to fleeting moments of happiness. Choose joy over chasing happiness.
Some ideas for Feb 2023? I’m still going to wing it.
30 ELI5 Topics for Evie - Started keeping track of random topics I tell Evie in the car during our commute.
30 Doses of Optimism - With so much pessimism out there, it’s always good to have the positive outlook into the future.
30 AI Companies - I’ve been following this closely for the past few months and seeing some great use cases manifest.
30 Burn After Writing Prompts - This is a “filler” list of 30 because it doesn’t take much effort to find prompts from a book, but I’ll explain why each question made me contemplate or brought forth good memories.
30 Streams of Income - I started writing this huge spreadsheet in Nov 2022, so I might as well publish something chunky and substantial
40 under 40 - I have triumphantly completed my 30 under 30 but I’ve taken a bit of a break the past 6 years due to procrastination. I would like to set new goals and tackle them.
“Our Life in Lists of 30” Book - I really need to publish this second book. I already wrote so much, but I want to complete this stage of my life so I can move forward to “Her Life in Lists of 30”
Thank you for reading and I hope everyone stays safe!
Please suggest a list of 30 and I’ll write it! I’ve written 230+ lists of 30 and only publish ones that I think other people would enjoy. It’s my fun brainstorming routine