I have a bad habit that drives me crazy sometimes.
It’s one of those things that, even though I know I’m doing it, I feel like I can’t stop myself.
The habit is overthinking things.
Take this blog for example… I started it because I wanted to document my journey as I leave “Egypt” (a broke self-employed guy) and enter the “Promised Land” (owning a business that generates profit without my presence).
I got really excited about this after reading Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work (my notes here). Austin wrote:
“Become a documentarian of what you do. Start a work journal: Write your thoughts down in a notebook, or speak them into an audio recorder. Keep a scrapbook. Take a lot of photographs of your work at different stages in your process. Shoot video of you working. This isn’t about making art, it’s about simply keeping track of what’s going on around you.”
When I read that I was like, “Boom, that’s it! That’s what I want to do!” Continue reading