How to Keep Things Rolling

There's a whole host of reasons I haven't updated the site or the podcast for a bit, but one of the biggest things is that I've been feeling a lot of mental friction. That's not a bad thing necessarily, but given the privileged position I'm in where my work doesn't directly correlate to whether my family eats or not, friction can bring the whole thing to a standstill.

How can I keep things rolling?

Well there's basically two options: increase momentum, or reduce friction. (Or both)

In the analogy here, more momentum would have to mean either pushing harder, or raising the stakes. Those two things are both certainly options, but not especially pleasant ones. Meanwhile, friction is anything that is standing between the two of us. The fewer steps and blockades between getting the thoughts out of my head and onto the internet, the more likely they'll actually end up there.

Podcasting requires a certain amount of friction. There's no getting around it. Even after recording, files have to get uploaded and edited and descriptions and transcripts must be written and edited, etc... Even with templates, it's still a lot. Here's something frustrating: I wrote (and rewrote - and even recorded!) the podcast about different kinds of flow states months ago. And I still haven't been able to get it up on the site.

But writing really doesn't need to be that complicated. I'm already writing out my thoughts. That's one of the main things I do. I just need to make it easier to get those thoughts online.

Enter the Digital Garden.

This is something I've wanted to do for a while, and it will allow me to get notes I'm already writing anyway online in just a few clicks.


The newsletter friction can also be reduced! I've automated a few things that collect updates for me, so sign up so that you don't have to watch this space. Or if you use an RSS reader, you can find updates at

How can you keep things rolling?

What can you do to reduce friction in your own life: at work, at home, or in your own personal sphere?
Here's a few ideas:

What do you do to keep that forward momentum going?

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