The first episode of the Twitter Roach podcast. I will warn you that it sucks. The first time you do something it usually does suck. That’s what sets the stage for learning.
In this episode I talk a bit about what the Twitter Roach podcast is going to be about and I get distracted by shiny objects. Then I dispense advice about starting a project.
How To Start A Project
1. Just start. Momentum will carry you forward.
2. Plan but don’t attempt to plan perfection. Waiting until everything is “perfect” will only fuck you over. Start doing things and refine them over time. Application and practice is the only way to improve.
3. Prioritize. You can do anything you want to do. You can’t do everything you want to do. Devote your time to what is the most important.
If you were to die right now is this what you would want to die doing?
4. Do it now. You will not have more time tomorrow or next week or next month. You only have right now. Do. It. Now.
5. Make decisions today about what you are going to do tomorrow and be realistic about the time commitments required. If you have a list to accomplish that prevents you from having to decide what to be doing.
6. Don’t get stuck doing something you shouldn’t be doing. If a project isn’t working out or doesn’t fulfil you then dump it and move on. That’s called learning. Aborting a project that isn’t good for you is not something to be ashamed about. It means you can learn and adjust.
7. Find out what motivates you, what gets your creativity and energy flowing, what helps you concentrate and focus. Use that to your advantage. I have specific music I listen to when working on website coding and my productivity soars when I’ve got that playing.
Thus ends the first episode of Twitter Roach Podcast. It can only get better from here.