June promises to involve a lot of consulting and professional sketchnoting, lots of gardening and biking, and some big personal decisions. Let’s see how it works out!
This summer has been surprisingly cool, which is not a bad thing when biking. I’ve been scaling back consulting and sketchnoting events in favour of coding and working on personal projects, and I like the results. =) This was also the month we worked on the backyard patio, shovelling gravel and laying patio stones – that’s why family time went up quite a bit. New experiences, yay!
I experimented a bit with virtual meetups, too. Seems to be fun! Looking forward to digging into that some more.
July will be about gearing up for more changes, getting better at writing blog posts and making videos, and working on more projects around the house. I like this. =)
- Business: 191.6 hours (27%) (~ 44.5 hours per week, good)
- Build: 83.7 hours – 44% of business
- Connect: 31.6 hours – 16%
- Earn: 76.2 hours – 40% (~ 18 hours per week, good)
- Discretionary: 130.7 hours (18%)
- Family: 49.6 hours – 38% of discretionary
- Play: 24.1 hours – 18%
- Productive: 41 hours – 31%
- Writing: 23.5 hours
- Social: 15 hours – 11%
- Personal: 95.5 hours (13%)
- Bike: 23.4 hours
- Sleep: 257.7 hours (36%) – 8.6 hours on average
- Unpaid work: 44.7 hours (6%)
- Announcing this 2012 Sketchnotes collection! (free/PWYC)
- Sketchnotes: How to Live an Amazing Life (C.C. Chapman, Third Tuesday Toronto)
- Oooh, Camtasia Studio 8.1 now has green-screening–which means awesome sketch videos just got easier!
- Visual Book Review: Customer CEO: How to Profit from the Power of Your Customers (Chuck Wall)
- Here’s the recording from “How to use Evernote to improve your visual thinking”
- Mohiomap: A visual way to browse your Evernote notebook
- Quantified Self
- Using Google’s In-Page Analytics to understand how people use a site
- Back to the joys of coverage testing: Vagrant, Guard, Spork, RSpec, Simplecov
- Web experiments this week: Webinar on “How to Improve Your Visual Thinking” and a Google Hangout on blogging; would love to connect with you!
- Getting to know people who read this blog–hooray for hangout experiment #1!
- Quick question: What would you prefer for shorter URLs?
- Good influences in partnerships
- Turn your unfair advantages into more unfair advantages
- Unstructured time, shaping your wants, and giving yourself permission
- So that’s what three tons of stuff looks like…
- How hacking my wants helped me experiment with early retirement
- Wonton movie marathon
- Thinking about small talk at networking events
- Sketchnotes, life – Weekly review: Week ending June 7, 2013
- Drawing, blogging, and semi-retirement: Weekly review: Week ending May 31, 2013
- Backyard work; Weekly review: Week ending June 14, 2013
- Webinars and hangouts; Weekly review: Week ending June 21, 2013
- Tools and tracking: Week ending June 28, 2013
- Monthly review: May 2013