“You are not what you do. What you are is how you do it.”
Hiya, 👋🏼 Nick here!
I’m a dad, husband, and son who sometimes draws and writes about stuff that is interesting to me. I love creating and building things with my kids, and, if I’m forced to, other adults as well. I mostly write a about life and work, and share a weekly series of learnings.
In my spare time, I work with Automattic as a Happiness Engineer. 😎
🖋️ Recent Posts
Last week was the first week of part-time work for me, which was a bit of a strange feeling. All of the “extra” time this frees up (which accounts to only 16 hours) was eaten up quickly by the kids and house so it didn’t feel more relaxed. If anything, it just felt like I […]
I’m a big fan of consistency. I’m a believer that small daily habits add up to monumental achievements. It’s well known that the comedian Jerry Seinfeld said his advice to anyone getting started was to write every day and “don’t break the chain”. Write a joke every day. Draw something every day. Run every day. […]
I started a ritual last April of monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. I’ve noticed a difference in my daily experience and I’ve been enjoying sharing the process for the past several months. Here is my short reflection on July and an even shorter setup for August.
When you are thinking about what other people are doing, did, or are about to do, take yourself out of it. For example, you might think “My friends went to the park and didn’t invite me.” Remove that last bit. “My friends went to the park.” That’s all you really know anyway, isn’t it? Likewise, […]