When setting goals it’s important to establish boundaries to avoid negative thinking about your journey. Committing to a certain period and then evaluating afterwards is good for a number of reasons.
Streaks can serve as both a motivation and a deterrent if you’re not careful. Sometimes it pays to take that sick day. In this episode, I talk about the struggle to leverage streaks in the pursuit of consistency.
In the first retrospective of 2020, I talk about the excitement of a new client project, my growing comfort level with SwiftUI and my travel plans for the first half of the year.
Photo by Jefferson Santos on Unsplash Passion is often talked about in computing as the secret key ingredient in the work that we do. The true power that separates you from the “pretenders”, the newbies that are in it for the money. It has grown louder of late as the field has grown increasingly larger and more diverse. … Continue reading Passion isn’t Enough
In the latest retrospective, I share why I decided to take a loss on selling my house and some tips on keeping yourself financially solvent as a solopreneur You are extending a line of credit when you start a project. So yeah, it’s a good idea to get them to invest a bit in the … Continue reading Cocoa Nomad Podcast: Retrospective #18
Time and attention are extremely valuable assets and I try to avoid wasting them when selecting projects. By looking at what I like to call The 4 E’s of Meaningful Work, I can maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome. I’ve been recently learning a new approach to mobile app development: using declarative UI instead … Continue reading The 4 E’s of Meaningful Work
In the latest retrospective, I dive into my transition to writing and teaching, the importance of giving to others, why I needed to cut back on my commitments and the importance of finding a supportive community. Show Links: SwiftUI & Combine (Daniel Steinberg) You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: … Continue reading Cocoa Nomad Podcast: Retrospective #17
In this episode, I talk about the concept of arbitrage, share the ways in which I have used it and how you can make it work in your own life. Show Links: My Retail Arbitrage Experience Retail Arbitrage (Washington Post) Nomad Capitalist You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: … Continue reading The Cocoa Nomad Podcast #24: Arbitrage
In this retrospective, I provide progress updates on Capoeira Songs, share my productivity struggles and look to the upcoming fall events. Show Link: Playaprenuers Summit You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback … Continue reading Cocoa Nomad Podcast: Retrospective #11
In this episode, I talk about changes to the show and its release schedule, how I use music to set the mood while working and making the choice between tackling huge tasks versus small ones to start the day. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify … Continue reading The Cocoa Nomad Podcast #22: Eating the Frog vs Quick Wins