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This page was last updated on September 4, 2022.
I'm currently reading What Got You Here Won't Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith. Hopefully, I can grab a few like-minded people and make a book club.
I've started taking Muay Thai classes after diving into a rabbit hole around the history of the UFC. Interestingly enough, it's been a positive influence on my work. Constraints with my schedule forced me to be more intentional with my time.
My diet sucks. It's a bigger shame since my nutritional IQ is relatively high. So I've decided to practice what I preach and actually measure/cook my food in batches. It's quite nice, to be honest. There's no cooking during the week, and I eat a solid amount of food.
For the past few weekends, I've been visiting the driving ranges with some friends and learning how to properly swing a golf club. My goal isn't to be a good (or decent golfer), but rather to enjoy myself. (Although to enjoy myself, I'll need to have a solid swing.)
I grew up with severe eczema and sunscreen allergies. Historically, it's made me apathetic about caring for my skin. But coming back from a sunny vacation and a research rabbit hole, I learned about the importance of moisturizing and sunscreen. As a result, I've set up a bit of a minimalist skincare routine (which is much better than no routine at all). We'll see if it has a long-term impact...
A few weeks ago, I set up grand 5-year OKRs. Around the same time, I read It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work, by the Basecamp partners. Rather than setting lofty goals, they set up 6-week cycles where small groups try to budget their work. As per the book, humans are terrible at estimation but good at budgeting. I'm experimenting with applying the Basecamp model to my own life.