Work #

  1. I’ve generally been feeling overwhelmed lately, with a real sense of analysis paralysis. I charted out all the work things that were taking up brainspace and realized I’m juggling 35 things. This coming week, I’ll be working actively on giving some of those things away or dropping them all together.
  2. Caught up with Greg Sarault
  3. 1-on-1 with TJ Pitre
  4. Client prep meeting with Lauren Deal, Crystal Vitelli,Matt Cook, and Joe Rinaldi
  5. Recorded Creative Next podcast episode with Dirk Knemeyer
  6. Workshopped project value statements with Lauren Deal and Matt Cook
  7. Talked CEO workload with Mike Lebowitz from Big Spaceship
  8. Workshop for client CEO with Lauren Deal, Matt Cook, and Joe Rinaldi
  9. Talked business models with Michael Bierut from Pentagram
  10. Talked to prospective client with Joe Rinaldi
  11. Talked to Afyia Smith about Shop Talk Show and other projects
  12. 1-on-1 with Isa Sousa
  13. Talked about innovation and conscience with Wil Reynolds from Seer Interactive
  14. Biz dev check-in with Dontae Benn and Joe Rinaldi
  15. 1-on-1 with Geof Crowl
  16. Talked new product idea with Leslie Camacho
  17. Talk to Octavius A. Newman about illustration project

Personal #

  1. Took the family to Cape May for a long weekend to swim in pools and the ocean
  2. Dropped the kids off for an overnight with the grandparents so Em and I could have a day and a half for ourselves
  3. Grilled some steak, corn, and pineapple
  4. Queued up some new photos for my my photo site after a few week hiatus
  5. Slept an average of 8 hours and 21 minutes per night. Average bedtime: 10:19pm. Average wake up time: 6:02am.

Watched #

  1. Started 13th
  2. Captain Marvel (again)
  3. Hamilton

Notable reads #

  1. Finished Civil War by Stuart Moore
  2. Started Range by David Epstein
  3. Brown Paper Bag Test
  4. Calm Parenting: How to Get Control When Your Child is Making You Angry
  5. Our Next Actions on Racial Equality and Justice
  6. Taming Chaos: Our Design System Governance at Scale
  7. Milton Glaser Made You Look Once, Think Twice
  8. The New Science of Building Great Teams
  9. Monthly Writing Prompt Calendars
  10. Susie Johnson | Not Your Average Mom
  11. Sip

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Weeknotes: June 14–June 20, 2020