Focus

“Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

Some call this a Now page. I like to think the concept is more focus. Time is an important tool for showing us what matters. This is how I’m spending mine these days:

Everyday Gig

I’ve been in the technology industry for twenty plus years now. I suppose the Tandy computer my parents gave me turned out to be a fairly good investment. Through the years, I’ve had multiple leadership roles at IBM, Hitachi, Microsoft, and Automattic (known for WordPress). Recently, I made the switch to a nimble company redefining the future of work. Anytime you take a new gig, you have the opportunity to feel out the ins and outs of the structure, meet folks, and learn new skills. These days, I also get to travel from time to time. Cool places like Paris, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Jackson Hole, etc., Grant, none of these rival Nashville. I always look forward to coming home to Music City.

Writing

I love to tinker on writing projects. The problem is that there are too many ways to waste time these days. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, The NY Times, etc., are all built to distract you from what matters. Even if you are focused, lately I’ve spread my fortunes across three book projects, this site, etc., Moving forward, outside of the occasional book notes, my spare time goes toward finishing the Day Life Breaks. The last draft has been staring me in the face for the last 18 months (this maybe generous). Yes, Elliot, I’m ready to finish your story. 

Playing Guitar

I’ve always liked the idea of playing the guitar. But if I liked playing the guitar, I’d invest the time. So, I’m going to learn the basics, buy a nice instrument, and be able to play a solid Angel from Montgomery. Afterward, I might write a song/play with my kid a little (he’s pretty good at his craft).

Health

“Life is a race. Run.” – A Wise Person