Noah is doing the rounds on podcasts for his book launch and was on Neville’s show. Always fun to listen to close friends talk because of how good the chemistry is.
Especially with the idea of “doing the rounds” in the first place. That implies you’ll hear some of the same stories across a few different podcasts. Repeat the narratives that work.
With close friends, you know they probably won’t be sticking to the usual questions.
Anyway, Neville mentioned that he’s been quietly posting to his blog again. That inspired me to open up WordPress in bed right before sleeping. (Really just delaying my sleep actually.) And to quietly write this post.
I was journaling then realized I should start shifting my daily writing habit more toward public writing. Add to and tend the garden here.
Noah’s company makes millions promoting software. But he sticks to a few relatively basic tools like spreadsheets instead of an array of the latest startup tools.
Oh yeah, his book. I just started it and I’m pretty sure the one takeaway I’ll have is “Now, not How.”
I know your inner negotiator may be saying, “That sounds great, but MY idea needs more time.” Stop! Power comes when you automatically implement NOW, Not How in everything you do. So no more negotiating with yourself. You’re just a doer. Say it to yourself: NOW, Not How.
A reason I think it’ll be good to make writing my daily content is that, well, I can do it from start to finish from my phone. I can take an idea and write a post Now (not How do I script this, how do I represent this in visuals, how do I make this fit in a minute….)
Short form vertical video made it easier to be consistent with video because you can shoot it with your phone. You just have to find a topic and format that works that’s an easy lift.
The short form format I chose takes a bit more work. (Not implying it’s elevated or better, it just takes a bit more in editing.) Recently I’m often using a few different apps. Figma and Descript and Screenflow. Even for a short I’ll frequently end up opening all 3 at some point.
Even more recently I’ve been using a Vision Pro. POV sharing seems to be a way that might work for me to live the holy-grail-of-consistency “Document, Don’t Create” life. POV over the shoulder stuff documenting the process of creating… something each week. Using web apps. Could be interesting!
Descript editing in the Vision Pro and Safari might be a good video idea. We’ll see.
Otherwise, I’d like to increase the amount of writing I post. If anything, as mentioned in my previous post, I can just share a few thoughts about a podcast I listened to that day. As long as I remember, I’ll aim for a post a day.
Sometimes in the middle of the night in my bed.