Since I learned to see by watching for patterns, I often misjudge the universe’s intentions and compile all the negatives that enter my life into one huge warning or stop sign. That is until it steps in and drops a golden apple on my head.
Back in July 2016, I thought I had found the perfect method for writing a book.Then I realized it didn’t take into consideration the difference between one paragraph ideas and those that turn into a couple of pages, if not whole chapters. Jeff Goins’ 5-draft method doesn’t compress things and has the flexibility to accommodate existing material. It also has cool words that actually describe how to treat something.
What if we could set the competition aside and use each other’s knowledge and experience to create a better place for everyone? Idealistic and naive, maybe. Still it’s something we all need to consider, especially in the divisive and uncertain climate we all seem to find ourselves in.
Who we spend time on is as precious the seconds that pass through our hands. Who is more precious than oneself? If we don’t invest in our health and well-being the time we invest in other things isn’t going to matter. Feeling like we don’t have enough time for things is a major cause of stress. Here’s a few things I am doing to build my time portfolio.
Someone asked me this question over New Year’s dinner, questioning the motivation for doing something that wasn’t selling, or making any money. I gave them the simple answers of needing at least two books to start the name-building process and wanting to finish what I started. Here’s the more complicated ones.
Parallax and one page websites remain hot trends. They give sites a modern, aesthetic appeal instead of a boxed in look. Pique is a kick-ass Parallax theme by Automattic, the creators of WordPress. With some customizations, it does one hell of a job for a very good price, free.
A graphic designer by day, and graphic designer by night (depending on the client), John Ryers is a writer at heart. His dreams include writing for a living, experiencing virtual reality on a Matrix-esque level, and flying unaided (or possibly via really sweet jetpack).