Some questions answer themselves

To schedule, or not to schedule, that was the question.

Whether t’was nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of only publishing when there was something to say, or to take on more work that matters in search of more worth saying and publishing on a consistent schedule.

To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub. For a long overdue encounter surfaced what dreams may come, when we have have shuffled off the mask of fear, finding ourselves feeling peers of those whom we look up to.

Thus all becomes clear. We can call ourselves what we like, but we are only that which we do. Can the poems, it’s scheduling time.

Wherever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.

That’s the first thing they teach you.

Urgent vs. Important

Consistency vs. quality.

I’m falling behind on getting the episodes live. Only five of 10 are live. And only three of those are officially announced.

The format is all over the place. I don’t have a budget for professional transcription and all the free options I’ve tried suck.

Which is more important—getting episode 04 announced, getting episode 05 uploaded, finishing that piece on the Chicken Tax, finalizing the “How to get started as a gearhead” ebook copy, finalizing the “3-step process most gearheads forget”, going for a run, or getting on the Bowflex?

It probably wasn’t the Chicken Tax one.

I said I wouldn’t publish unless we had something worth reading.

But should that mean “Do more stuff worth reading,” or “The benefits of consistency outweigh the potential risks of semantics,” or “Aren’t these all just bullshit excuses anyway?”

Then again, loss aversion.

We’re going THAT way.


Thinking about advice for aspiring gearheads…

Especially those just getting started.

I’ve currently got about 7,000 words written on the subject across a handful of would-be ebook documents. And I kinda want to combine them all into one, maybe two free downloads.

(I was looking at the printed issues again the other day. Got the itch again.)

The main points, in rough order:

  • Be honest with yourself about what you really want and need.
  • The 3-step process most enthusiasts forget: why > how > what
  • Find your community. Prioritize meeting others in person.
  • Take action. (Take control.)

And once you’ve got that down, give some thought to what the your next level looks like.

  • Setup your ideas workshop.
  • Practice the art of the side hustle.

And remember life is like a slushbox sometimes.

Kinda feels like I should get this buttoned up before Next Level Gearhead Summer launches (in three months)—but I’ve still got quite a bit of work to do on that front before it’s ready to actually build.

Maybe I should be honest with myself about what I really want and need, remember that 3-step process, discuss with the community (in person wherever possible), and take action.

Target: 1,000 GBXM subscribers by the end of 2018.