I’m in Kansas City, focusing on these things:
2018: Near the end of May, I became a corporate dropout and quit my 9-to-5 job (read a little about me here). I don’t have enough money to retire (and am not the type to lounge around on a beach somewhere even if I did). And, my side businesses aren’t currently bringing in a sustainable income. BUT, I feel compelled to go all-in and give them a shot. After all, we each only get 1% of recorded human history on this planet.
The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. — Walt Whitman
My theme for 2018 is “create.” I’m considering accepting guest posts on this site, and I’m open to writing guest posts on other sites. I’m also available for interviews, podcasts, and speaking gigs. Just contact me or reach out socially @slowwco.
Sloww: This is my top priority. I fully believe that everyone (especially in developed Western societies) can benefit from slow and simple living. I’m focused on consistently writing and posting blog content on Sloww.co. I’ve also actively started writing (aiming for 1,000-2,000 words per day) what I hope will one day become a published book. There are specific topics like life purpose that I’ll also develop into shorter eBooks. And, I’d love to eventually create an online course.
AQUO: I’ll also be launching an eco fashion lifestyle brand called AQUO soon. Every purchase gives one year of clean water to one person in the developing world through Water.org. This may sound like a distraction from Sloww.co, but there’s actually a lot of overlap. I view slow living and the topics I cover on this blog as life philosophies and lifestyle designs. I try to say no as much as possible in the spirit of essentialism.
Personal: Personally, I’m continually working on downshifting, voluntary simplicity, and digital minimalism. I’ve also been learning all about FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early). I have quite a few to-dos to get our household finances in the best shape possible.
I use time blocking to proactively plan and schedule structured time for the week or two ahead to ensure I make progress on my essential mission. I’ve tried everything else (e.g. habit tracking apps), but time blocking has been the most effective by far. “What gets scheduled gets done” (Daniel Pink).
Page updated 6/17/18