I admit to keeping secrets from this blog.
Since early May, I’ve logged 13,796 words on 750 words, a private blogging site where you’re challenged to write 750 words, or three pages, every day. It’s the ultimate antidote to Facebook: completely private with no feed of ironic memes or puppy pictures, it’s just you and your words on a white screen. I enjoy the feature that displays text analysis based on Regressive Imagery Dictionary. Here’s a snippet of my “subconscious” in chart form:
The analysis shows that I’m generally more happy and more self-expressive than most other writers on the site, but also more anxious than most. A fairly accurate analysis.
I first learned about it from reading this gem of class syllabus put together by Christina Cacioppo and her colleague Gary Chou at Union Square Ventures. You can tell from reading the syllabus that Christina and Gary put a great amount of thinking, planning, and organizing into this marvelous class. I met with Christina recently and asked her what one key thing she learned from teaching the class. She said that if she could do it again, she would have her students launch projects and encourage them to take action on their visions much earlier in the semester.
In other words, just do it.
I’m doing a bunch of stuff lately.
Aside from the daily private blogging, I’m training for the half marathon in East Hampton on September 29th. So far, I’ve run 23 total miles since starting on this training schedule last week. In the middle of Week 2, and I already see positive impact on my mood and energy level. Although I have a long way to go until I can run 13 miles without stopping, I have time on my side and my mind set on it.
I’m also preparing to teach a Skillshare class on startup equity basics. More on that later.
I’m addicted to trying new things.
Go go go