edited by stacy-marie ishmael
I think a lot about email. Beyond subject lines, beyond open rates, beyond click throughs. I think a lot about how email and "what I have to do today" so often overlap (and indeed, contradict each other). I think a lot about how the urgent becomes the important; about my pavlovian response to unread messages; about the months-old drafts to friends vs the near real-time replies to colleagues.
When I am properly disciplined about it, I write 500 words before I ever look at my inbox. Create more than you consume
On to the main event.
James Altucher, professional polemicist, reflects on how to quit your job
For the entire prior eight months I had diversified my possible outcomes. Every day I had tried every possible way to get a job. Everybody rejected me for everything. I probably tried 20 different ways to create the job of my dreams. Finally one thing worked. One thing got me lucky. I bonded on some random thing with a decision maker. But in chess there is a saying, “only the good players get lucky”..
I'm in London, and on Tuesday night will be hosting a meetup of the London-based #awesomewomen at Cotton's in Exmouth Market. If you've RSVPd, looking forward to meeting you. Otherwise, I'm in town till Saturday if anyone is interested in coffee / tea / breakfast.
Till next time.