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Weeknotes: Nurturing flow by doing very little, a weekend primer

Embracing do nothing days and practising nourishing flow states Encouraging flow What is flow? Being “in the zone”. More on Wikipedia The 4 Fs of Flow (10 min video with subtitles): Focus Freedom: Letting go of fear and scrutiny Feedback: Am I getting closer to my goal or not? 4%: Optimal challenge Learning this is […]

I love learning; what motivates me? Exploring 8 core drives

I’m exploring what motivates learning, for me, looking at the eight core drives (CD) of motivation of the Octalysis framework.  It feels like really good timing to be reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari at the same time as I’m on my Octalysis Prime learning journey. Because Sapiens looks at […]

Learn asynchronously: 13 effective ways for better studying and reading more

I want to explore ways of reading more and how to learn more effectively for 2 reasons: Getting better at my own learning Better supporting other people with their learning A couple of weeks ago I explored learning asynchronously in Weeknotes: Designing better lives by mining the multiverse 🖌️. Now, I have more thoughts and […]

How to learn about trees: Lessons from an enthusiast

On developing tree nerdery Hang out with trees and naturalists. Learn from folks who know more than you do Spend quiet/quality time in the woods. Practise being comfortable in nature. Observe. Use your senses to learn more. Make it social: Invite your friends to wander in woods with you. Make new friends amongst tree enthusiasts. […]

Where I’m going, and how: Midway blogging challenge recap

I was telling a friend about how I know where I’m going and how I’m getting there, and she wanted to know more. I said, ‘I’ll send you the blog post!’ And then realised what I have to say about my values was all scattered in bits and pieces across my site. Which made figuring […]

Curiosity-driven learning: Following joy by wandering the web

wilfing noun the activity of browsing the Internet without any particular purpose Octalysis: Gamification & behavioural change Harness the power of play 😍 Yu-kai Chou Within an hour I’d signed up to Octalysis Prime on a $1, 30 day trial: Looked at OP website Watched TED Talk Did a quiz to unlock the trial Internally […]

Weeknotes: My learning plan for effective, joyful asynchronous study

Behind the scenes: How I planned my distance learning with Amplify & Earnable this weekend Daily blogging challenge for April 2021 Reflecting on overwhelm with buckets My week in pictures – daily diary drawings Highlights of my daily blogging challenge I started a daily blogging challenge this month. Here’s an overview of what I’ve done […]

Is it worth studying with Steve Pavlina & Ramit Sethi?

I’m in week 4 of the Amplify course for creative flow and week 1 of the Earnable course for starting a business. And I wanted to reflect on how it’s going and what I’m learning. Is it worth it? Yes. Amplify It’s easy to say yes with Amplify. It cost $300 (around £215) and I’ve […]

More is less: How to do twice as much with half the effort

How to do twice as much with half the effort is a reframe on the idea that black folks need to work twice as hard to get half as much. It’s like companion planting. Growing corn, squash and beans is three times the work of growin just one of those, right? Except, no. The corn […]

Weeknotes: Courage over fear and process over product

It’s playtime: Developing a growth mindset meets generative over productive. In other words, process over product and embracing courage. Creative rest and energy are my watchwords. In other words, it’s time to play! Things I learned the week ending 7th Feb Well, this whole entry is about stuff I’m learning this week… Maybe to summarise […]