So you can imagine the fulfillment and validation I got this week, when a senior colleague of mine stumbled on one of my work artifacts, and then publicly posted shoutout to me. His words were " ... may appear as a simple file but this file is so so so so HELPFUL and relevant ..."
So how do I protect my core?
Well, I doodle.
Yes, I am a whiteboarder.
I have a whiteboard in my quiet spaces, office, bedroom, because I need to make complex things simple. Just having to think on a blank space, tabula rasa, heals/helps my mind a great deal and really ramps up my creativity.
And I sleep off to white noise.
Having said all that, I think Jason Fried might be one like me. I don't know, I just know, just as you know a kindred spirit when you meet one. Well, that might be debatable, especially as I haven't met him in person. However, there's something about this guy and/or his message that I connect with, in almost all the content he puts out and the style with which he does it. I read his book Rework, and it set something off in me. I took the time to write to him ... and he wrote me back. Impressive!
I hope to meet him in person.