“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. 😎
✏️ Most of what is shared here is from me, but my wife and kids are omnipresent and heavy contributors.
🇺🇸 ↔ 🏴 I’m currently living in Scotland by way of Seattle.
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🖋️ Recent Posts
Side-step a weakness by assuming a new role
As a bit of an add-on to my recap of learnings from professional coaching, I came across the following story from an interview with John Vervaeke on the Tim Ferris show, where John describes how he’s cultivated a role for himself that side-steps his natural constitution. This struck a chord.
A different type of burn out
I’ve been feeling the build-up of a lot of little things recently. After an optimistic and fresh start to the year, I’m now beset by running injuries. I’m feeling constantly tired, and my brain is a bit scattered. I’m burned out, I think. Definitely rundown. It’s not like the feeling I have when I’m working…
I remember seeing Andre Agassi on TV as a kid. I used to watch Wimbledon regularly during the summers. Since Wimbledon takes place in the UK, it was on in the mornings in the US, and during our long summer vacations, I always seemed to have time to watch. I’ve never followed tennis closely, but…
My son Sam has been sick for the past couple of days. Parents of young children know that, unless they have a miraculous childcare arrangement, sick days for kids mean that the parents are basically sick too (often literally).
A matter of perspective
While I was writing my summary about coaching, I had a thought about this drawing of a hand holding a cube. If you imagine yourself as the cube (your behaviors, motivations, values, etc.), then what a coach helps you do is turn that cube around in your hand and look at it from different directions.…