Flipping the script to optimize my life

I’m a morning person—but I don’t do mornings.

So why in the hell, then, have I been trying to hard to THIS schedule?

0500: Get up. Exercise.
— work all day —
2100: Stay up. Work on GBXM.

Last night, I joked that I should flip that schedule.

0500: Get up. Get online. Work on GBXM.
— work all day —
2100: Exercise. And get 7 hours of sleep.

I laughed and laughed. Until I didn’t.

Would you believe I was disappointed I didn’t hear my 5AM alarm this morning?

Something, something. Connecting the dots between hustle, flow, and willpower.

10 things my first 10 podcast episodes taught me

More or less in order of importance.

1. I talk too much.

2. I’m really getting better at this. Because I’m reviewing every minute of what are proving incredibly important conversations and can’t help but feel compelled to be a better host.

3. This is preserving a record of the automotive Zeitgeist. It’s a look into the life of the post-modern gearhead; empowered and handicapped by unlimited access to information.

4. Which means these conversations are the closest I’ve probably ever been to real, actual journalism in going on 10 years of running my own magazine.

5. I made it harder than it had to be in the beginning. And it got better as it got simpler.

6. The better the episodes go, the more motivated I am to hurry up and get them buttoned up and published. Momentum is a hell of a drug.

7. I’m pretty sure, most of the time, both my guest and I discover something new in the process. It’s an exciting experience.

8. I need to do a better job of marketing these conversations. They deserve a wider audience.

9. These conversations prove work-life parallel is in all of us—but we don’t always recognize it.

10. Gearbox Magazine just turned into Work-Life Parallel Evolution II, imo. #stoked

I wonder what I’ll know when I hit 20 episodes…

You can get The Gearhead Project on your favorite podcast app

We’re officially on iTunes.

Which means you should be able to find The Gearhead Project with whatever podcast app you use.

(I’ve been using DoggCatcher for years. It’s $4 and worth it.)

Check it out and let me know what you think!