Category Archives: Daily Journal

Feb 12 – How the hell has it been a week

Been a week since last posting here (though I did create a video of a daily journal I’ll post here and backdate soon)

Today I’m working on the ZenMaid website as we move it to Ruby on Rails. Also, upping my daily Polish on DuoLingo a little bit.

Finally, I had a thought I meant to write about last week on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – will expand on this later but I’m being impatient with it and need to get away from that as quickly as possible

February 4 in Chiang Mai – More of The Power Broker (about Robert Moses)

Listened to a solid hour of the Power Broker earlier and taking lessons from history on a guy really thinking differently to get things done in politics. He thought on a differently level and got exponentially more things done rather than going one step at a time. Makes me wonder what we can do at ZenMaid that’s the same (first thought is expanding quicker to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and more)

February 1 – from Chiang Mai

Daily journal – Day 2

Going to keep it short but keep the streak alive – back to listening the Power Broker on one of the most powerful men in New York, Robert Moses. Very political but surprisingly inspiring this book is one I’m working through over a couple months (as opposed to my usual book sprints) as it’s over 40 hours long, I believe.

I’ll definitely be writing it about it more as I go on.

I have Jeremey C. from QuickMail.io visiting in Chiang Mai so we’re co-working and hanging out a bit which is awesome.

Daily Journaling

After reading this article by Ryan Holiday I’ve finally decided to start journaling daily, or at least making an attempt to. I’ve said things like this in the past on this very blog that haven’t happened but I believe this time is different as I’m already in the habit of doing the following daily:

1. Coding
2. Learning Polish
3. Reading (books)

The journaling I’ll be doing will be for me however I’ll be posting it publicly here to hold myself accountable.

From Ryan’s article, in the interest of getting some momentum, my bare minimum post will be to log what I read that particular day or something I learned.

This post is being written from the Kuala Lumpur airport where I’ve just landed and, while on my flight in, almost finished Stealing Fire – Steven Pressfield’s follow up book to The Rise of Superman.

The book has been discussing the element of flow in the lives of teams of all sorts from Navy SEALS (the coolest example in my opinion) to tech teams.

An immediate takeaway from this was getting the ZenMaid support team to act more like a team and less like individuals in the way we deal with our support issues. While our support team has been great about handling their individual responsibilities as a team we’ve missed somethings that should have been caught if we were thinking about our higher levels goals first and acting accordingly :-)

Book link –

Stealing Fire – How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work