Here’s a weekly look at things I made.
It looks like the new version of WordPress auto… something’s these links. You know what, I like it. I’ll try it out for this newsletter. So here are a bunch of links to stuff that’s on this site.
First, here’s podcast episode that me and Wally did last week.
We tried sticking to the format that we came up with the week before. But we ran out of time so it’s mostly just podcast recommendations. We didn’t get the magic window like we hoped.
We talked about Dale Carnegie’s other book, How to Stop Worry and Start Living. Since the episode, I’ve finished listening to the book and I really, really like it.
Dale Carnegie, smart guy!
Here’s some wisdom from the book about books themselves:
If we only applied those two proverbs—instead of snorting at them—we wouldn’t need this book at all. In fact, if we applied most of the old proverbs, we would lead almost perfect lives. However, knowledge isn’t power until it is applied; and the purpose of this book is not to tell you something new. The purpose of this book is to remind you of what you already know and to kick you in the shins and inspire you to do something about applying it.
I enjoyed the book so much I made a video about it.
Speaking of videos. I made a few more in the past week.
Trader Joe’s: Keto items and options (grocery haul): Thought it’d be fun to put a video together with the groceries I got from Trader Joe’s. I started following a keto diet so I’ve still got the New Year’s enthusiasm going. I’ll probably write some posts about this as I go on.
Street Fighter II: Life Lessons (Models of practice pt. 1 of 3): I had fun making the Enter the Gungeon video so some ideas came to mind for other gaming + productivity videos. I’m leaning pretty hard into this. We’ll see how it goes. I think me and Wally might talk about this on the next podcast.
Super Mario Bros. 3: Life Lessons (Skip the Whistle!): Wally and I talked about this idea a couple times on the podcast. Enjoy the journey and don’t just use that super shortcut to get to the last world.
Starcraft: Life Lessons (Models of practice pt. 2 of 3): Another in the same series of models of practice. A lot of these videos come from discussions on different podcast episodes. (Here’s the episode we originally talked about it on: Talent is Overrated)
Counter-Strike: Life Lessons (Models of practice pt. 3 of 3): Third in the series. (I really should’ve shoehorned Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike into this.) These videos were pretty fun to make, which is why I’m planning to make more.
Making a “Gaming Life Lessons” video (Notability Timelapse): Just a straight timelapse of a screen recording. I might start adding more of these because I think there might be an audience for them and they don’t take much time at all to make. (I just need to remember to press record.)
I don’t plan to make 7 videos each week. It’s not sustainable. If I do, I’ll make sure to schedule them out next time. That’ll make things sustainable and consistent. Here’s what I wrote then (June 10, 2017):
I want my hard work to be learning to present thoughts clearly and improving at storytelling. The other things are unimportant and I can try my best to make them easy. That way I have more time to focus on the important hard things.
It’s a good reminder of what I wanted to focus on when I started this site, the podcast, and the channel.
I want to share my thoughts clearly through storytelling.
I had it so clear months ago and it slowly blurred.
I already knew what to focus on. It looks like every once in a while I need a kick in the shins.