Right now, I spend my waking hours finding and talking to great people who want to continue building Apptegy. Much of my day is spent talking to people about software engineering, SaaS sales, and other opportunities we are creating as we grow.
In 2021, I'm working to move away from productivity increases to working on the most important thing now. While my efficiency has gone up dramatically in the past 12 to 18 months, there are massive gains to be made with extreme focus and deep work.
To do that, I'm being intentional about how my days start and end. Journaling is something I've never done consistently. But, I see the need and power it can have to reflect on each day and start the next with defined intention.
To do that, I've created space. I wake up earlier than I ever have and sit down with a book over green tea. And most nights, I sit by my bookshelf and read again, taking notes, and listening to minimal piano.
The pandemic has made me better appreciate time alone and time spent away from screens. Although I'd like for much of pre-Covid life to return for everyone's sake, I have enjoyed not feeling pressure to be out or to be going somewhere. There is an enourmous amount of value in being silent, alone, and thinking.
The most important part of my life now and for the next 20 years are my kids. Spending time with them, drawing trash trucks, playing Rummikub, teaching them to love reading, and teaching them how to think are the highlight of every day. As much as I love working and driving towards a goal, I want to use the energy and momentum I build at work to pour into my kids.
This is a Now page. Now pages are inspired by Derek Sivers. It is similar to an about page, but it tells you what I am doing now (how I am spending my time and what I am focused on)— not just what I have done in the past. This entire site is inspired with that in mind.
Last updated: February 18, 2021
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