The Deep Work

I am a fan of Robert Greene. He is considered one of the smartest people in the world. Why, because he has written some best selling classics: The Laws of Human Nature, 48 Laws of Power, Art of Seduction, Mastery, and 33 Strategies of War.

Each of these books is a strategic map on how to best understand human nature. I am going to spend the next six months reading the books listed above and document what I am learning.

I hope that in sharing what I have learned with you -- the information will inspire you to do the work that inspires you.

Reading

I am reading The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J. Gordon, but I received an early copy of The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene -- my favorite author. I am a bit torn, but I am going to make the executive decision to put down Gordon's book and read Greene's novel.

Writing

I am fiddling with taking all of my leadership interviews and turning them into magazine-like content. I have already started with one interview -- Interview with CEO of Modsy Shanna Tellerman. I think it looks good so I will continue. What is my "end" for this project? I don't know. I guess I am trying to add value to you?

I also need to be consistent with my contributions to: Thrive Global, Business2community, Life Hacker and Addicted2Success. I am creating a schedule that will help me to become more consistent.

Learning

I am taking a few writing classes on Udemy:

  • Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writer
  • Punctuation Mastery -- done
  • Ninja Writing: The Four Levels Of Writing Mastery
  • Secret Sauce of Great Writing
  • Editing Mastery: How To Edit Writing To Perfection

Saying "No" to everything else

Founder of CDBaby, Derek Sivers pens, "I am ambitiously focused on creating." Author Ryan Holiday agrees. "Your work is the only thing that matters."

I have been saying "Yes." to anything that crosses my inbox. Regrettably, my work has suffered because of my decisions. Now I deliberately say "No." to everything else that does not inspire my creative output.

This was updated on October 8, 2018.