What I’m Doing Right Now

 

Inspired by Derek Sivers nownownow project • Last update: 19.07.2017  •  View all archives


 

In my third year of living location independent. Splitting my time between running business as usual, a few different personal projects, client projects and while I struggle to finish my book, Integrate. Excited to get back into disciplined writing mode this month with new routines and a mastermind group for accountability. Exploring Lisbon and surrounding area in Portugal. Excited to book more speaking gigs in Lisbon. Cooking up a storm like a proper European grandma for my three housemates. About to take a course in Flexbox (css). Still unclear where I'll be living post October, have tickets to SE Asia but considering staying in Europe or heading to South America.

 
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Living

Living in Lisbon, Portugal from June - September 2017


Working

  • Working out of LINNK Innovation Kluster's offices
  • Postponed Kitesurfari trip to Dakhla, Western Sahara to 2018
  • STANDapart's laptop stands have arrived in Amazon, preparing to launch listing
  • Developing a transmedia format for a creative narrative
  • Consulting on a brand for an independent story studio
  • Releasing my weekly newsletter Present Tense
  • Celebrating Lindsey Cole's completion of "round the edge and down the guts of Australia" trip!
  • Celebrating The Green Penthouse's partnership launch with Outpost!
  • Rolling out Q3 social media schedule and content (x6)
  • Supporting Rackett's release of their new single (Prey)
  • Starting two new mastermind groups for August - October: book writing + healthy digital presence
  • Available for freelance projects and consulting

Eating

O Surf & Turf : Time Out Market in Lisbon

O Surf & Turf : Time Out Market in Lisbon

Basil based cocktail at Foxtrot in Lisbon

Basil based cocktail at Foxtrot in Lisbon

The breakfast at The Mill in Lisbon

The breakfast at The Mill in Lisbon


Listening


Watching


Quoting

A difficulty in imagining what it is like for someone else not to know something that you know. The curse of knowledge is the single best explanation I know of why good people write bad prose.
— Steven Pinker on "The Curse of Knowledge"
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
— John Lennon
Well, when the popular soap Eastenders comes to an end five times a week, the grid has to deal with around 1.75 million kettles requiring power at the same time. That’s an additional 3 gigawatts of power for the roughly 3-5 minutes it takes each kettle to boil. So big is the surge that backup power stations have to go on standby across the country, and there’s even additional power made available in France just in case the UK grid can’t cope.
— On the impact of UK tea habits on the power grid