Headlines for Sunday:

  1. Work like you're showing off: Be the best you can be (211 words)
  2. Things that make my day (215 words)


Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
AX@10:00 10:30 Work on book - complete org section
AX@10:30 11:00 Review Make Your Contacts Count
AX@15:00 17:00 Tea party
AXReview Make your Contacts Count
AXOrganize all my papers


@10:00 10:30 # Work on book - org mode


1. Work like you're showing off: Be the best you can be: 19:49

I'm excited about the first day of work tomorrow. A little terrified, yes, but I'm looking forward to the challenge. I am going to be the best person I can be, because I'm going to spend that time anyway, so I might as well do the best I can. Here's a quote from Joe Calloway's book, "Work Like You're Showing Off":

Why would I conceivably not want to be the best I can be at whatever I'm doing? I like the idea that whether I'm sweeping a street, weeding my yard, playing drums in a band, teaching a class, taking photos at a wedding, working as a customer service representative, selling insurance, washing cars, running a company, being a personal fitness trainer, bagging groceries, or writing a book that I take the attitudee that I will knock your socks off with how I do what I do. Or maybe it's my own socks that I want to knock off. (p.72)

I'm looking forward to knocking my socks off. =) I'm going to learn a lot and things won't always be smooth, but I'm going to find and engage that passion.

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2. Things that make my day: 22:19

This note from Mark A. Hershberger: http://hexmode.com/487848.html , and all the rest of the e-mail I've been getting from Emacs geeks... *glow!*

Now even just *thinking* about the book makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and eager to write. Who knows what cool hacks I'll come across in the process? How wonderful can it be? =)

I promise to finish the raw text for the first chapter (planning your day in Emacs) by this week, and I'll get plain-text or formatted drafts out to beta reviewers by next week. I can't wait to see how much better it will be once other people get their hands on it. Questions, clarifications, cool hacks, cheers... It'll be so much fun!

I've always liked working on things that real people used. That was one of the biggest reasons I *loved* maintaining Planner: hearing from people how it helped them do something cool or made their day or helped them make someone else's day... I love making people happy, and I'm looking forward to doing that with this book. =) To all the people who've written or who'll write to me in the future—thank you for stepping forward and letting me see *you* instead of just a nameless, faceless audience. Thank you for letting me write for you!


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