One truism that I harp on relentlessly focuses on expectations:
All frustration is the result of unmet expectation.
Or, said another way, setting expectations well provides a great platform for relationship—to others, to work, to things we consume, to our time and so-on.
Recently I read a blog that I really enjoyed and the author did a very good job of explaining what his readers could expect in the about section. I really appreciated that because it gave me a context for evaluating how much time I wanted to invest in following and reading that author’s work. (As I’ve said before, we each have a limited number of precious hours to spend.)
I thought I’d take a cue from that experience and do the same thing here.
What to expect from this blog
This blog is an inside look at my experiences and interests in life and work (primarily work). While I hope a wide variety of people find the content valuable, the process of writing and publishing is more for me than an audience. The discipline of writing sharpens the mind and the will to focus and posting articles here is an attempt to help me develop those qualities.
I’ve covered a wide range of topics in the past, but there are a few subjects that I tend to write on most:
- Productivity and workflow (I’m obsessed with learning more about work-life balance in that context, working smarter, not harder)
- Business topics (I’m an entrepreneur who’s been involved in multiple startups)
- “Nerdery” (topics that satisfy my curiosity about how things in the world work)
Life is unpredictable, of course, so my focus could change, but I’ll set those expectations with whatever audience is listening if and when that time comes.