Cortex 20: New Year


00:00:00   so Mike did you enjoy your court xmas [TS]

00:00:03   little too much i think that's the [TS]

00:00:06   problem with court xmas is it's the time [TS]

00:00:09   when we take a break from work and relax [TS]

00:00:11   for a while and sometimes it's a little [TS]

00:00:14   bit hard to get back into the swing of [TS]

00:00:17   things I've been trying very hard the [TS]

00:00:19   past couple days just to get back into [TS]

00:00:21   working again post holiday season and i [TS]

00:00:24   have just failed repeatedly but this [TS]

00:00:28   recording of cortex was on the schedule [TS]

00:00:30   you wouldn't let me move it and so it's [TS]

00:00:33   like oh I can hold longer be in denial [TS]

00:00:35   that the holidays are still going on [TS]

00:00:37   like oh it's january fourth that's still [TS]

00:00:39   sort of christmas new year time right no [TS]

00:00:41   not anymore [TS]

00:00:42   now we're recording now work for the [TS]

00:00:45   rest of the year is starting again you [TS]

00:00:48   try to drop this in in a message [TS]

00:00:50   conversation we had [TS]

00:00:51   we are probably recording a show [TS]

00:00:52   tomorrow youyou full well we were it was [TS]

00:00:55   just children dish attempt to get out of [TS]

00:00:57   it i just get 1 i'll go [TS]

00:01:02   yeah but maybe maybe you want to push it [TS]

00:01:04   back you know another week or so i [TS]

00:01:08   received a early Christmas gift in the [TS]

00:01:11   form of an ipad / coloring book app [TS]

00:01:14   finally your wishes come true Mike is so [TS]

00:01:18   glorious as well it's called pigment em [TS]

00:01:21   and it's two superb visit everything [TS]

00:01:23   that you hoped it would be about ninety [TS]

00:01:25   percent of why would like it to be [TS]

00:01:27   it's missing a couple of things like it [TS]

00:01:29   doesn't have like narrator blue so if [TS]

00:01:32   you call something accidentally you have [TS]

00:01:34   to like go in and select the white color [TS]

00:01:36   and color out again real coloring books [TS]

00:01:39   don't have erasers if you're a little [TS]

00:01:40   kid and you're calling with crayon [TS]

00:01:41   there's no crown eraser they also has an [TS]

00:01:44   undo function so I media you've got to [TS]

00:01:46   embrace the technology i also have like [TS]

00:01:49   one pencil and an unlimited amount of [TS]

00:01:51   colors I wanted you to see my work [TS]

00:01:54   there's one of the links in our in our [TS]

00:01:56   document now yeah is is a selection of [TS]

00:01:59   my favorite work i mean again make every [TS]

00:02:02   time I see this coloring book stuff I [TS]

00:02:04   want to be impressed like I was about to [TS]

00:02:06   say oh wow that looks really great but [TS]

00:02:08   then I remember of course you haven't [TS]

00:02:09   drawn any of this [TS]

00:02:10   the mind to other colors yeah right [TS]

00:02:13   decide to choose the colors i make it [TS]

00:02:15   look the way i want and i think i like [TS]

00:02:16   the lion one that's my favorite one [TS]

00:02:18   those two lines here that there see I [TS]

00:02:21   thought that was a lie until I finished [TS]

00:02:22   it was like oh it's a bad that's why [TS]

00:02:24   it's that color [TS]

00:02:25   I thought it was a lion really good [TS]

00:02:29   teacher gonna be one wants to wants to [TS]

00:02:32   write on that bear great effort ! that [TS]

00:02:38   you are so condescending of your [TS]

00:02:39   marketing no you can't be condescending [TS]

00:02:42   when it's physics physics is either [TS]

00:02:43   right or it's wrong then it's mostly [TS]

00:02:45   wrong so you never go to say great [TS]

00:02:47   effort to someone then no because effort [TS]

00:02:49   doesn't count it all and in math and [TS]

00:02:51   physics so your effort is irrelevant [TS]

00:02:53   this was really easy and you got it [TS]

00:02:55   right it's worth just as much as you [TS]

00:02:57   greatly struggling and getting it right [TS]

00:02:59   talking about struggling yeah you back [TS]

00:03:01   on the internet so I'm gonna take a [TS]

00:03:05   guess and say that you are in some ways [TS]

00:03:07   because I i noted that you were tweeting [TS]

00:03:10   from tweet baht which means that you've [TS]

00:03:13   at least on some devices you have it [TS]

00:03:15   installed again I feel like you stalk me [TS]

00:03:18   Mike because you're looking closely [TS]

00:03:20   enough to see well what what device have [TS]

00:03:23   by tweeted from like it's a little [TS]

00:03:24   disconcerting when you're like oh I know [TS]

00:03:26   that you tweeted from tweet by I'll tell [TS]

00:03:28   you how I noticed this right see you [TS]

00:03:30   tweeted a picture of your devices right [TS]

00:03:35   that the home screens it was the [TS]

00:03:37   Christmas decorating for iOS devices [TS]

00:03:40   yeah so I went on to it and I saw that [TS]

00:03:42   it said Twitter webclient like so i [TS]

00:03:44   looked at it because i was going to grab [TS]

00:03:45   the link to talk about it at some point [TS]

00:03:47   and it said to a web client and then I [TS]

00:03:50   started looking around them and then saw [TS]

00:03:53   that there was things coming from we [TS]

00:03:54   plot because it didn't come from buffer [TS]

00:03:56   which meant that you were accessing it [TS]

00:03:58   from somewhere [TS]

00:03:59   mmm this is all show prep gray you have [TS]

00:04:02   that's what it's not stalking its show [TS]

00:04:04   prep it's not stalking her pro yeah so [TS]

00:04:08   the the end of the year has come and you [TS]

00:04:16   know I did the dialing down for november [TS]

00:04:17   and then I said that was going to extend [TS]

00:04:19   it for a while and [TS]

00:04:22   I am I am now slowly opening up the [TS]

00:04:27   gates again to these parts of the [TS]

00:04:30   internet that I have left behind and in [TS]

00:04:34   my own attempted preparing for this show [TS]

00:04:37   I was trying to think about what are the [TS]

00:04:38   lessons that I have learned from these [TS]

00:04:41   two months of quasi self-imposed [TS]

00:04:44   internet isolation can take a quick [TS]

00:04:47   guess and say you've learned nothing [TS]

00:04:48   yeah well because i like what i want to [TS]

00:04:51   do what i want to do is to come down [TS]

00:04:54   from high on the mountain like with ipad [TS]

00:04:56   pro in each hand [TS]

00:04:57   yes chiseled on ipad pro that tells [TS]

00:05:00   people here's how you should live your [TS]

00:05:02   internet lives and in the end I I just [TS]

00:05:06   have this very ambivalent feeling about [TS]

00:05:10   a lot of it and particularly about [TS]

00:05:11   Twitter like I'm going to say right at [TS]

00:05:13   the beginning I am very glad that I did [TS]

00:05:15   this for two months think I think this [TS]

00:05:17   was definitely something worthwhile to [TS]

00:05:20   do but it's very hard for me now to know [TS]

00:05:24   where am I going forward from this like [TS]

00:05:28   twitter is a good example because it's [TS]

00:05:31   at the intersection of a couple of [TS]

00:05:32   things and like I realize the value that [TS]

00:05:37   I get out of twitter is being ambient [TS]

00:05:42   Lee aware of what people in my life who [TS]

00:05:45   I'm interested in are doing and I've [TS]

00:05:48   been really aware over the past couple [TS]

00:05:50   months that a bunch of the people that I [TS]

00:05:52   follow who I don't instant message with [TS]

00:05:54   on a regular basis but who I'm friendly [TS]

00:05:56   with like I have no idea what they're [TS]

00:05:58   doing because I'm not on Twitter and i'm [TS]

00:06:00   not just seeing what they're up to and [TS]

00:06:02   so then I have far fewer reasons to just [TS]

00:06:05   interact with someone [TS]

00:06:07   how do you feel about that the way I [TS]

00:06:09   feel about that is it is a kind of [TS]

00:06:11   disconnection that I wouldn't say that [TS]

00:06:15   it isn't good but the presence of it is [TS]

00:06:20   good like I I like a certain amount of [TS]

00:06:23   ambient awareness of what people are up [TS]

00:06:26   to [TS]

00:06:27   because in no small part i am the [TS]

00:06:30   world's worst person at keeping up with [TS]

00:06:32   people like i am terrible about sending [TS]

00:06:35   email [TS]

00:06:36   and I messages to people like I'm just [TS]

00:06:37   very bad at staying in touch [TS]

00:06:39   this is just something I know about [TS]

00:06:40   myself everyone I've known about myself [TS]

00:06:44   for a very long time since I remember [TS]

00:06:47   however when I was graduating from high [TS]

00:06:49   school and and going on to college [TS]

00:06:52   everybody was always talking about how [TS]

00:06:53   like I will keep in touch we'll keep in [TS]

00:06:55   touch and i would say things like oh [TS]

00:06:57   yeah we'll keep in touch but inside I [TS]

00:06:58   was thinking I know I won't keep in [TS]

00:07:00   touch lightly will never talk ever again [TS]

00:07:02   that's what's gonna happen here shit [TS]

00:07:03   yeah it's not one of your strong suits [TS]

00:07:06   yeah that's exactly right chitchat a [TS]

00:07:08   certain kind of social grooming is not [TS]

00:07:10   is not my area of strength and so that's [TS]

00:07:14   where I feel like twitter is an [TS]

00:07:15   interesting tool for me in that it [TS]

00:07:17   provides a certain amount of value and [TS]

00:07:21   even just I went through twitter again [TS]

00:07:24   as I was kind of preparing to come back [TS]

00:07:26   online and as you have done I called [TS]

00:07:28   down the number of people i was [TS]

00:07:29   following once again so now I'm under a [TS]

00:07:32   hundred now for how many people are on [TS]

00:07:34   following so this is the part of Twitter [TS]

00:07:37   that I i want but then I'm also really [TS]

00:07:40   aware of one of the things that's been [TS]

00:07:41   great over the past couple months is not [TS]

00:07:45   having just like this source of constant [TS]

00:07:50   distraction just even available is going [TS]

00:07:53   on it just like okay this is just simply [TS]

00:07:55   not an option like it's not installed on [TS]

00:07:56   any of my devices I've set on my [TS]

00:07:58   computer so it won't open like this [TS]

00:07:59   thing just won't be there and so I I [TS]

00:08:02   like not having the distraction [TS]

00:08:04   the other thing is that if I have [TS]

00:08:06   twitter open the the source of just at [TS]

00:08:10   messages from random people that I don't [TS]

00:08:12   know is a source of distraction and so [TS]

00:08:16   I've been feeling like okay I'm trying [TS]

00:08:18   to figure out how to get back onto the [TS]

00:08:19   internet with something like twitter i [TS]

00:08:21   almost wish there was a way on twitter [TS]

00:08:23   that I could only see at messages from [TS]

00:08:26   people that I follow you know how you [TS]

00:08:29   get that [TS]

00:08:30   well the web version does it right well [TS]

00:08:32   if you're verified when you're talking [TS]

00:08:34   about those on the regular web version [TS]

00:08:35   there's there's a tab that says like [TS]

00:08:37   activity from people i follow or [TS]

00:08:39   something like that yeah there is a if [TS]

00:08:41   you are verified then like there are [TS]

00:08:44   specific tools that you get the other [TS]

00:08:46   people don't get which I like that [TS]

00:08:48   Oh [TS]

00:08:49   isn't that interesting yeah I wonder if [TS]

00:08:51   anybody who listens to cortex happens to [TS]

00:08:54   work at Twitter get in touch i would [TS]

00:08:56   like that as well just to have the tick [TS]

00:08:58   I don't need a tool like listen if you [TS]

00:09:03   work at twitter I'll take the reverse of [TS]

00:09:05   Mike you don't have to give me the [TS]

00:09:06   verified tick I don't care at all about [TS]

00:09:08   that i just want the tool i just want to [TS]

00:09:10   be able to see only @ mentions from [TS]

00:09:13   people that I actually follow so that's [TS]

00:09:15   one of the things that like spending [TS]

00:09:16   this time away from twitter has [TS]

00:09:18   distilled in my mind what it is that I [TS]

00:09:20   actually want from twitter which is a [TS]

00:09:22   subset of what Twitter wants to actually [TS]

00:09:25   offer me so I'd like I don't really know [TS]

00:09:28   when we may have an actionable point [TS]

00:09:30   forward from here from that but I just [TS]

00:09:32   need to say this because I've always all [TS]

00:09:34   the people get list will not help lists [TS]

00:09:37   never help who have anything issues when [TS]

00:09:41   I went through my Twitter experiment [TS]

00:09:43   everybody told me that what I wanted was [TS]

00:09:45   lists and what I don't want these lists [TS]

00:09:48   how do i make the list work well I mean [TS]

00:09:50   you could say I'm sure there's something [TS]

00:09:52   you could do with lists because people [TS]

00:09:55   always find things to do with list [TS]

00:09:57   I've never used a single Twitter list i [TS]

00:09:59   don't even really know what it does [TS]

00:10:00   just don't it's not going to help you so [TS]

00:10:03   what about having a at another account [TS]

00:10:06   you considered that like a private [TS]

00:10:09   account [TS]

00:10:10   no I don't think that's just too much [TS]

00:10:11   trouble that's just way too much trouble [TS]

00:10:13   this is the last thing I want is to [TS]

00:10:15   double the twitter when i'm trying to [TS]

00:10:17   think about how do i want less Twitter [TS]

00:10:19   so what you want is an a.s account with [TS]

00:10:22   small amount of people that you follow [TS]

00:10:24   so you don't see too much and you get [TS]

00:10:26   the kind of the ambient what's going on [TS]

00:10:28   in people's lives you feel connected to [TS]

00:10:29   them and also for you to just see the [TS]

00:10:34   mentions from the those people as well [TS]

00:10:38   yeah like I'm up like i just opened up i [TS]

00:10:41   just opened up Tweetbot right now on my [TS]

00:10:43   computer and you know it sounds like [TS]

00:10:47   there's a little message that it's like [TS]

00:10:48   oh there are 200 plus tweet since the [TS]

00:10:51   last time you looked right but i like [TS]

00:10:53   the thing is what i really just want to [TS]

00:10:54   know is are there any are there any a [TS]

00:10:57   dimensions from people who I follow like [TS]

00:11:00   that is the the valuable sub [TS]

00:11:02   set of this to me and like there are [TS]

00:11:06   definitely times when I would want to [TS]

00:11:07   see all the at mentions but i would like [TS]

00:11:10   the default to be just a dimensions from [TS]

00:11:12   people that I actually follow [TS]

00:11:14   yeah I guess on the Twitter webpage [TS]

00:11:16   right you can just go to the people you [TS]

00:11:17   follow as you said and and you can get [TS]

00:11:19   it so broken down that way [TS]

00:11:21   is that what you want them yeah the one [TS]

00:11:23   that you have on the Twitter website now [TS]

00:11:25   I want to be able to have that in a [TS]

00:11:26   Twitter client that that's precisely [TS]

00:11:28   what i want a great i have some instant [TS]

00:11:31   follow up for you in the settings of the [TS]

00:11:33   official twitter app under the [TS]

00:11:35   notifications tab you can feel to it to [TS]

00:11:38   only people you follow okay but that's [TS]

00:11:40   that's notifications that's not as [TS]

00:11:43   timeline now which is notifications tab [TS]

00:11:46   really yeah look at this we're doing [TS]

00:11:49   some real stuff here [TS]

00:11:50   look at us I'm going down I'm going to [TS]

00:11:52   install it right now we're going to see [TS]

00:11:54   if this works which is a couple a couple [TS]

00:11:56   of quick things and while twitter is the [TS]

00:11:58   one that I've been thinking about the [TS]

00:11:59   most because it's the one that I've had [TS]

00:12:01   that kind of ambient Lee in my life I've [TS]

00:12:03   also now just be like slowly going back [TS]

00:12:05   on on reddit and hacker news and slowly [TS]

00:12:07   going back to podcasts and things I'm [TS]

00:12:09   just just trying to figure out precisely [TS]

00:12:11   what i was saying months ago which is [TS]

00:12:12   what is the place for these things in my [TS]

00:12:16   life and it's [TS]

00:12:20   it's interesting because i think in some [TS]

00:12:23   ways one of the clearest lessons is that [TS]

00:12:26   podcast were definitely this thing that [TS]

00:12:29   I was listening to way way too much and [TS]

00:12:33   when like when january first rolled over [TS]

00:12:36   I was like okay let me put podcast back [TS]

00:12:38   on my phone and let me let me try doing [TS]

00:12:40   this and realize immediately like no way [TS]

00:12:42   man I think podcast have to stay off [TS]

00:12:44   your phone forever like there can be [TS]

00:12:46   other circumstances in which you listen [TS]

00:12:49   to podcast like I've been trying just [TS]

00:12:51   playing podcast like over the speaker at [TS]

00:12:53   my house while I'm like cleaning up or [TS]

00:12:55   doing the dishes are like putting stuff [TS]

00:12:57   away kind of thing like I'm not sure [TS]

00:12:59   that I can actually just that i really [TS]

00:13:02   want to have a podcast available all the [TS]

00:13:04   time wherever I am like I think it's [TS]

00:13:07   just too much of a distraction and too [TS]

00:13:09   much of it like I really like listening [TS]

00:13:10   to podcast so i always want to listen to [TS]

00:13:12   podcasts so it's just it just makes you [TS]

00:13:15   think again of that little image of [TS]

00:13:18   somebody marked up from a previous show [TS]

00:13:19   or is like where they quoted me as [TS]

00:13:22   saying like I don't watch youtube videos [TS]

00:13:24   and I don't listen to podcasts cgpgrey [TS]

00:13:26   professional youtuber and podcaster I [TS]

00:13:29   think that it's like that's definitely [TS]

00:13:30   the case because again two months in I'm [TS]

00:13:33   really aware that not also following all [TS]

00:13:37   the educational videos and all the [TS]

00:13:39   educational podcast like that is [TS]

00:13:41   definitely also a big improvement so I [TS]

00:13:43   think those are those are changes that [TS]

00:13:45   are going to stay like I don't think i'm [TS]

00:13:46   going to get back into following like [TS]

00:13:49   what are all the other videos that [TS]

00:13:50   everybody's putting out like i think i'm [TS]

00:13:52   just leaving that behind and all of the [TS]

00:13:55   various educational podcast shows that I [TS]

00:13:57   listen to like all of those i'm not [TS]

00:13:59   going to resubscribe to and even the [TS]

00:14:01   podcast that I do listen to like I i [TS]

00:14:03   still need to limit those so is it just [TS]

00:14:05   been an interesting interesting [TS]

00:14:07   experience overall that i'm very glad [TS]

00:14:09   that I have done i would highly [TS]

00:14:11   recommend anybody else if they feel the [TS]

00:14:14   same way that i was about being kind of [TS]

00:14:16   distracted or overwhelmed [TS]

00:14:17   this is a thing to try maybe not for as [TS]

00:14:20   long as I've done it but you know [TS]

00:14:21   definitely try it because I i feel like [TS]

00:14:23   i have some inarticulate sense of away [TS]

00:14:28   the things should be different like it [TS]

00:14:30   is really hard to talk about because [TS]

00:14:32   like4like for example i was on hacker [TS]

00:14:37   news the other day which is a reddit [TS]

00:14:39   like site which hacker news people do [TS]

00:14:41   not want you to say what are you [TS]

00:14:42   laughing at you i know you only say [TS]

00:14:44   because it annoys people don't i don't [TS]

00:14:47   know any other faster way to describe [TS]

00:14:49   hacker news for people who don't know [TS]

00:14:50   what hacker news is but it's it's a read [TS]

00:14:52   it like site in some ways but there [TS]

00:14:55   happens to be this the got one of the [TS]

00:14:57   guys who kind of runs y combinator which [TS]

00:14:59   runs hacker news is a guy Paul called [TS]

00:15:01   Paul Graham who have been following for [TS]

00:15:02   years he's had this very very [TS]

00:15:04   interesting career and he writes these [TS]

00:15:06   essays every once in awhile which are [TS]

00:15:09   very interesting to read and there was [TS]

00:15:11   just a huge big brouhaha on Hacker News [TS]

00:15:16   over two essays that he wrote recently [TS]

00:15:19   which were about income inequality and [TS]

00:15:21   that were just huge discussions about [TS]

00:15:23   these articles of people arguing like [TS]

00:15:25   Izzy right is wrong dude he totally [TS]

00:15:26   missed the point as he has he gotten to [TS]

00:15:29   the core of something really interesting [TS]

00:15:30   and this is exactly the kind of thing [TS]

00:15:34   that I just didn't have any exposure to [TS]

00:15:36   over the past couple months not going on [TS]

00:15:38   these kinds of sites and this to me was [TS]

00:15:41   just a perfect example of like man I [TS]

00:15:42   just love this kind of stuff there's [TS]

00:15:45   something about certain kinds of people [TS]

00:15:49   arguing on the internet in long comment [TS]

00:15:52   threads that I just love like I just [TS]

00:15:55   love that and that's the thing that I [TS]

00:16:00   don't want to eliminate from my life [TS]

00:16:03   like I just I really get into that kind [TS]

00:16:05   of thing like i love seeing people [TS]

00:16:06   arguing over a topic and I just don't [TS]

00:16:12   know now how much of that i'm going to [TS]

00:16:16   necessarily let back in because even [TS]

00:16:18   just opening opening up the doors again [TS]

00:16:20   to going back on reddit and hacker news [TS]

00:16:21   it's like boy it's very easy to just [TS]

00:16:24   some kind of spend an afternoon clicking [TS]

00:16:26   around looking at everything way past [TS]

00:16:29   the point when you're really feeling [TS]

00:16:30   like oh this is a great comment thread [TS]

00:16:32   and you're still just like looking for [TS]

00:16:33   more stuff so so I just don't know I [TS]

00:16:37   just don't know Mike but for the time [TS]

00:16:39   being I am back on the Internet to some [TS]

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00:17:08   I've been listening to audiobooks for [TS]

00:17:10   many many years i was looking today at [TS]

00:17:12   my library of audible books so i could [TS]

00:17:15   find one to pick my very first audible [TS]

00:17:17   book was flight of the conchords they [TS]

00:17:20   did a radio production before the TV [TS]

00:17:22   show and that was in 2007 that I got [TS]

00:17:26   that one out so very happy with [TS]

00:17:28   audible.com over the years and there's a [TS]

00:17:30   book I wanted to recommend today called [TS]

00:17:32   rework now rework is written by jason [TS]

00:17:35   freedman David Hannah Maya Hansen [TS]

00:17:37   37signals and this is all about the [TS]

00:17:39   things that they have learned having run [TS]

00:17:41   a successful business and kind of [TS]

00:17:42   started it up from nowhere and build a [TS]

00:17:44   great thing around them and so basically [TS]

00:17:47   it is very straightforward book has a [TS]

00:17:49   lot of great little sections it's all [TS]

00:17:51   broken down really easily it's nice and [TS]

00:17:53   clear and it just goes through all of [TS]

00:17:55   the things that they have learned having [TS]

00:17:57   run their business and is a really great [TS]

00:17:59   book for people that want to have their [TS]

00:18:00   own small business people that want to [TS]

00:18:02   get out of their day jobs people that [TS]

00:18:04   find themselves stuck and they're [TS]

00:18:06   looking for inspiration and guidance [TS]

00:18:08   this is exactly what this book is about [TS]

00:18:09   and this is exactly what I think people [TS]

00:18:12   listening to this show would like to see [TS]

00:18:14   it's a really great book i think that [TS]

00:18:15   you really like it and you can get it [TS]

00:18:17   over audible.com / cortex where you can [TS]

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00:18:26   but i would recommend rework was a great [TS]

00:18:29   starting place [TS]

00:18:29   thank you so much to audible.com for [TS]

00:18:31   their support of this show and relay of [TS]

00:18:33   them so it's january january and january [TS]

00:18:38   is the time for new years resolutions [TS]

00:18:41   oh boy so this is something like when I [TS]

00:18:44   initially thought about talking to you [TS]

00:18:47   about this like I I've had the idea of [TS]

00:18:49   New Year's resolutions in my big topic [TS]

00:18:51   list for a while because I thought it [TS]

00:18:53   would be something interesting to talk [TS]

00:18:55   about with you and the whole time that [TS]

00:18:57   I've been thinking about it I can [TS]

00:18:59   not work out in my brain what I think [TS]

00:19:02   you're going to say as to whether you [TS]

00:19:04   set new year's resolutions because the [TS]

00:19:07   idea for tradition like this seems like [TS]

00:19:10   something you would not get involved [TS]

00:19:11   with because you tend not to get [TS]

00:19:14   involved in traditions like this right [TS]

00:19:16   like everyone does this thing which kind [TS]

00:19:19   of mean it's completely arbitrary but [TS]

00:19:21   the more i think about it it's like [TS]

00:19:22   goals and objectives which is something [TS]

00:19:25   that you love so I can't work out if you [TS]

00:19:30   set new year's resolutions or if you use [TS]

00:19:33   January as a time for goal and objective [TS]

00:19:36   setting [TS]

00:19:38   well you got to put some money on the [TS]

00:19:40   table mike make a bet what do you think [TS]

00:19:43   all right in the traditional sense of a [TS]

00:19:44   new year's resolution i would say that [TS]

00:19:48   you do not do that you are correct [TS]

00:19:51   don't get in the way that I think most [TS]

00:19:55   people mean it when they say new year's [TS]

00:19:57   resolutions i do not do new years [TS]

00:20:00   resolutions do you know now why don't [TS]

00:20:05   you do it so I think you might be quite [TS]

00:20:07   right in your assessment about why I [TS]

00:20:08   don't do new years resolutions but [TS]

00:20:09   otherwise your reasons as well it's just [TS]

00:20:12   a pointless like it's pointless to be [TS]

00:20:14   like always January I'd set those goals [TS]

00:20:16   i do set goals for myself i have used [TS]

00:20:20   January as a time to set goals for [TS]

00:20:22   myself who but not as like a this is my [TS]

00:20:25   new year's resolution [TS]

00:20:27   I mean like many people when the new [TS]

00:20:29   year begins unlike it's like a time for [TS]

00:20:31   reflection was like okay let me think [TS]

00:20:33   okay this is something i want to try and [TS]

00:20:35   do that kind of thing and I've I've used [TS]

00:20:38   it as a way to discuss goals and [TS]

00:20:40   objectives and other shows before like [TS]

00:20:41   we're doing now [TS]

00:20:42   right and then as part of that set goals [TS]

00:20:44   but I never treat them as like new years [TS]

00:20:47   resolutions right like the same things [TS]

00:20:49   like I'm now i am now a low-carb diet [TS]

00:20:52   gray oh really yeah really yeah because [TS]

00:20:58   you sound about as happy about it as i [TS]

00:21:01   do like when I go all in on it at first [TS]

00:21:04   some fuckin hungry [TS]

00:21:07   of all the time that's the problem but [TS]

00:21:10   the air [TS]

00:21:11   I you know yeah I dinner is setting [TS]

00:21:16   meals for me because otherwise i just [TS]

00:21:18   want to do it like and as I said to her [TS]

00:21:20   a great motivation for me is to not is [TS]

00:21:23   to just make sure i'm just trying to [TS]

00:21:24   knock her off right for that is this is [TS]

00:21:26   a good motivation in my life and if she [TS]

00:21:28   sets the meals I don't want to get I [TS]

00:21:30   don't want to not do it because then I'm [TS]

00:21:32   going to annoy you put all the work in a [TS]

00:21:34   great motivational tool for me [TS]

00:21:36   mhm so i'm i'm doing that and most of [TS]

00:21:39   the time like the meals are fine i just [TS]

00:21:40   live in a state of constant hunger now [TS]

00:21:43   and I'm saying this it's been like four [TS]

00:21:45   days but I've been hungry for four days [TS]

00:21:47   of a little bit cranky i think that was [TS]

00:21:50   what I didn't want to do the show today [TS]

00:21:51   because now we're like an hour in and I [TS]

00:21:54   feel like I'm gonna pass out but I [TS]

00:21:55   haven't got anything to eat for the next [TS]

00:21:57   two hours because I've already a lot of [TS]

00:21:59   things on my meal plan anyway that's [TS]

00:22:03   what you do have a new year's resolution [TS]

00:22:04   i wouldn't even really call it that it [TS]

00:22:07   was just like there's no we decided we [TS]

00:22:10   wanted to do this in like late november [TS]

00:22:12   or whatever and there is no point trying [TS]

00:22:14   to set something like that up in [TS]

00:22:15   December yeah yeah of course of course I [TS]

00:22:19   i have any we knew we were gonna talk [TS]

00:22:21   about goals today but I i have on here [TS]

00:22:24   just a note about my own weight goals [TS]

00:22:27   like this is something I've been setting [TS]

00:22:28   and and talking about on on hello [TS]

00:22:30   internet but I was as as I was in like [TS]

00:22:34   the middle of december i was creeping [TS]

00:22:36   close to my goal weight of to be under [TS]

00:22:39   200 pounds and it was something like [TS]

00:22:41   december 15 there's something I was [TS]

00:22:43   thinking boy I really if I really push [TS]

00:22:45   it for the rest of the month like I [TS]

00:22:47   could be under 200 pounds before the [TS]

00:22:49   start of the new year realize like yeah [TS]

00:22:51   what fantasy land to you live and we're [TS]

00:22:54   doing December 15 in january first is [TS]

00:22:58   going to be the time that you are the [TS]

00:22:59   most disciplined ever get ever gonna [TS]

00:23:01   happen and also there was this is [TS]

00:23:05   probably the one way to do it but then [TS]

00:23:07   because I knew this was coming [TS]

00:23:08   I i will blow out the war in December [TS]

00:23:11   man yeah you're really stuck up [TS]

00:23:13   oh yeah the week before Christmas I had [TS]

00:23:15   three lunches that included buggers in [TS]

00:23:19   the rear [TS]

00:23:19   days nothing wrong with burgers on the [TS]

00:23:22   down low carb you know as long as you're [TS]

00:23:24   not eating the bread [TS]

00:23:25   well that's the thing well that's the [TS]

00:23:26   thing is that extra bread buckyball have [TS]

00:23:30   all of the bread [TS]

00:23:31   boy do I miss spread i did have a bagel [TS]

00:23:35   today which was which was great but ok [TS]

00:23:37   yeah over 60 yeah you've already fallen [TS]

00:23:39   down here you haven't I was all the meal [TS]

00:23:41   plan man [TS]

00:23:42   Paul the meal plan yeah there's no [TS]

00:23:44   there's no way there's no way a bagel is [TS]

00:23:46   keeping you under your your carbohydrate [TS]

00:23:48   limits huh [TS]

00:23:49   I know but I don't write the meal plan [TS]

00:23:51   work a little plants that I could have [TS]

00:23:53   one so i add one all right I'm gonna [TS]

00:23:55   have to talk to Audrina then I'm gonna [TS]

00:23:57   I'm gonna get are sorted on you here [TS]

00:23:59   I feel like she's trying to ease me into [TS]

00:24:01   it like I get a bagel this week you know [TS]

00:24:05   next now you need to give me her you [TS]

00:24:07   need to give me my message didn't I need [TS]

00:24:09   to chat about that is never gonna happen [TS]

00:24:11   I miami in with some meals right Vitas [TS]

00:24:14   right [TS]

00:24:15   the other thing is its distance makes me [TS]

00:24:17   smile a low carb tortillas which have a [TS]

00:24:22   description is tastes like home meal one [TS]

00:24:26   are you local club idea what my you [TS]

00:24:29   because you're not home mail right what [TS]

00:24:31   tastes like almost I don't want to know [TS]

00:24:32   they were kind of okay you kind of okay [TS]

00:24:36   with a ringing endorsement [TS]

00:24:37   most of the food I me now is kind of [TS]

00:24:40   okay but anyway [TS]

00:24:44   Oh Mike so have you ever set a new [TS]

00:24:47   year's resolution [TS]

00:24:49   yeah i think the answer to that is no I [TS]

00:24:53   haven't ever really set a formal new [TS]

00:24:56   year's resolution [TS]

00:24:57   I almost feel like maybe this is going [TS]

00:25:01   to sound horrific be uncharitable when [TS]

00:25:03   people tell me like this when I used to [TS]

00:25:04   be at school and and people would talk [TS]

00:25:06   about their new year's resolutions [TS]

00:25:08   I swear I always felt like anyone who [TS]

00:25:11   framed their goal in terms of a new [TS]

00:25:14   year's resolution all i can hear in my [TS]

00:25:16   mind like you are planning to fail like [TS]

00:25:19   this yes [TS]

00:25:19   seems to me the way you're doing it like [TS]

00:25:21   that you might as well people select my [TS]

00:25:23   new year's resolution is to lose weight [TS]

00:25:26   or whatever [TS]

00:25:27   ice like in my head I might as well have [TS]

00:25:31   translated into I wish to lose weight [TS]

00:25:34   like that that's what the new year's [TS]

00:25:35   resolution sound like to me like people [TS]

00:25:37   making birthday wishes i think that's [TS]

00:25:39   that's the way it seems to be culturally [TS]

00:25:41   done i just i almost died i just had a [TS]

00:25:45   really hard time taking anybody [TS]

00:25:47   seriously who was telling me about their [TS]

00:25:48   new year's resolutions I feel like there [TS]

00:25:51   is a small but important difference [TS]

00:25:53   between New Year's resolution and using [TS]

00:25:55   January as a time to set a goal [TS]

00:25:58   yeah i think there is there is a real [TS]

00:25:59   difference there this there's something [TS]

00:26:01   about the new year's resolution phrased [TS]

00:26:03   in that way that that is just like a [TS]

00:26:05   wish I i think that's the best way to [TS]

00:26:07   put it yet the reason that the new [TS]

00:26:09   year's resolution probably began is [TS]

00:26:11   because january is a great time to make [TS]

00:26:14   a change but it then over time became [TS]

00:26:17   this like society thing like oh what's [TS]

00:26:22   your new year's resolution well if [TS]

00:26:24   everyone has one I guess I'll stop [TS]

00:26:25   smoking around and then nobody ever does [TS]

00:26:29   right right because we're all [TS]

00:26:30   collectively holding each other's hands [TS]

00:26:32   right under the exact same thing up [TS]

00:26:34   let's all close our eyes and wish to [TS]

00:26:36   stop smoking at the same time maybe [TS]

00:26:39   Santa will bring it making well you are [TS]

00:26:42   a person who strongly believes in goals [TS]

00:26:44   and objectives the right and not in the [TS]

00:26:46   the corporate goals and objectives thing [TS]

00:26:50   that you work in a big corporation goals [TS]

00:26:53   and objectives become kind of a fast at [TS]

00:26:55   least they did for me [TS]

00:26:56   oh yeah how so well it's like your [TS]

00:26:59   objectives to set at the start of the [TS]

00:27:01   year so at the end of the year they have [TS]

00:27:02   a reason not to give you a pay rise [TS]

00:27:04   couch is effectively in big corporations [TS]

00:27:09   why goals and objectives set for many [TS]

00:27:11   people as we got the goals come down [TS]

00:27:13   from on high and they say oh you need to [TS]

00:27:15   recheck schools but we know these goals [TS]

00:27:17   are never reachable so then we can say [TS]

00:27:19   well we haven't given you a raise is [TS]

00:27:20   that the other reason for it [TS]

00:27:22   yeah or at least in management positions [TS]

00:27:25   they are used very frequently as a [TS]

00:27:28   reason to not give somebody raised all [TS]

00:27:29   you didn't meet this performance goal [TS]

00:27:31   even so all about performance management [TS]

00:27:34   great that's or that's what goals are [TS]

00:27:36   all about [TS]

00:27:36   but there are that yeah I'm sure that [TS]

00:27:39   you don't do this you don't give [TS]

00:27:41   yourself a raise another position to [TS]

00:27:43   just magic money from nowhere to give [TS]

00:27:45   myself a raise [TS]

00:27:46   isn't that what happens when you put out [TS]

00:27:48   a video isn't that what that is like [TS]

00:27:49   magic money it's not magic from nowhere [TS]

00:27:52   though depends I guess that's the [TS]

00:27:54   feeling of the corporation right like oh [TS]

00:27:56   there's just this gigantic entity which [TS]

00:27:58   can dole out money that from your [TS]

00:27:59   perspective seems to come from [TS]

00:28:00   absolutely nowhere [TS]

00:28:02   well the fact that like the terms bonus [TS]

00:28:03   pot I used mhm it's funny because it [TS]

00:28:06   makes you imagine like at the end of the [TS]

00:28:09   rainbow right there's a leprechaun [TS]

00:28:11   distributing everybody's bonuses yep [TS]

00:28:12   that's that's funny I mean I had a just [TS]

00:28:17   a tiny taste of that being a teacher [TS]

00:28:18   where we had always had some awful at [TS]

00:28:21   the various school they were called [TS]

00:28:22   different things but they're always [TS]

00:28:23   awful they were like self improvement [TS]

00:28:26   targets that you had to you know set for [TS]

00:28:28   yourself at the beginning of the year [TS]

00:28:30   and hit at the end of the year and one [TS]

00:28:35   of one of my bosses I always loved her [TS]

00:28:36   because she was really explicit about it [TS]

00:28:38   she was like okay listen we're just [TS]

00:28:40   we're just gonna set these so that you [TS]

00:28:42   cannot hit them because you want to be [TS]

00:28:45   able to say you met all your self [TS]

00:28:47   improvement goals and I want to be able [TS]

00:28:49   to take all the boxes that said you met [TS]

00:28:50   them because if I don't take these boxes [TS]

00:28:52   the people above me are ticking boxes [TS]

00:28:55   that say i have ticked all the boxes [TS]

00:28:57   like all we want to do is like tick upon [TS]

00:28:59   bunch of boxes all of the chain that's [TS]

00:29:01   the inverse of what I was suggesting [TS]

00:29:03   like what I'm saying about corporations [TS]

00:29:05   but like that person is doing it because [TS]

00:29:08   it's beneficial to them [TS]

00:29:09   well I can some scenarios you might be [TS]

00:29:11   beneficial to not have people me all of [TS]

00:29:13   their goals [TS]

00:29:14   yeah your own the this that's what me [TS]

00:29:16   like this is this is funny because it is [TS]

00:29:18   the reverse and then of course I when I [TS]

00:29:21   was in charge of form of kids i had this [TS]

00:29:25   exact same thing that trickle down onto [TS]

00:29:27   me where i had to have the kids do their [TS]

00:29:30   little self improvement sheets over the [TS]

00:29:31   course of the year and just as my boss [TS]

00:29:33   was explicit with me I always explicitly [TS]

00:29:36   told those kids [TS]

00:29:37   ok listen here's the deal like this is a [TS]

00:29:42   bunch of nonsense but we just need to [TS]

00:29:43   make sure these boxes are ticked at the [TS]

00:29:45   end of the year and I forget what it was [TS]

00:29:47   but I i used to have a list [TS]

00:29:50   of 10 that I just told them to pick from [TS]

00:29:53   like here's goals you click there's no [TS]

00:29:55   way for me to prove that you haven't [TS]

00:29:57   done it you can just tell me that you've [TS]

00:29:58   done it and then i can take the box at [TS]

00:30:00   the end of the year and they were they [TS]

00:30:01   know they were horrible goals like I [TS]

00:30:04   will attempt to be more organized over [TS]

00:30:07   the course of the year it's like great [TS]

00:30:09   yeah little Susie at the end of the year [TS]

00:30:10   you can just tell me you did it and I [TS]

00:30:12   can take the box and we can both come on [TS]

00:30:14   with our lives because if we don't do [TS]

00:30:16   this then you have to go to like the [TS]

00:30:18   guidance counselor and I have to be [TS]

00:30:20   giving an explanation about why all of [TS]

00:30:22   my students didn't reach all of their [TS]

00:30:24   goals is firing the hearts and minds [TS]

00:30:26   gray i think that is inspiring in its [TS]

00:30:29   own way right to not lie just be like [TS]

00:30:32   listen this is a valuable skill that i'm [TS]

00:30:35   parting to you right now [TS]

00:30:36   sometimes work is meaningless and you [TS]

00:30:39   just need to get it done and nobody [TS]

00:30:41   cares how well it's actually done i [TS]

00:30:43   think that's an invaluable lesson don't [TS]

00:30:46   you think there's a line that I don't [TS]

00:30:52   mind I don't know about i don't i can't [TS]

00:30:54   i can't say how I feel about that one [TS]

00:30:56   but anyway we today are not talking [TS]

00:30:59   about those kind of corporate academic [TS]

00:31:02   totally nonsensical existing for [TS]

00:31:04   entirely other reasons goals [TS]

00:31:06   we're talking about actual goals that [TS]

00:31:09   are useful to people i think that's [TS]

00:31:12   that's what we want to talk a little bit [TS]

00:31:14   about today [TS]

00:31:15   now i'm going to assume that you do have [TS]

00:31:17   lots of these types of goals and a lot [TS]

00:31:19   of these goals for you measured in [TS]

00:31:21   metrics that there's a broader context [TS]

00:31:24   here which is sort of like the opening [TS]

00:31:26   of the show is having a hard time [TS]

00:31:27   talking about how I felt about the [TS]

00:31:30   return of social media and its various [TS]

00:31:32   forms i sometimes have a little bit of a [TS]

00:31:34   hard time talking about goals because my [TS]

00:31:41   my view on this is that the [TS]

00:31:46   the point of having a goal it is not the [TS]

00:31:50   goal itself but it is to encourage you [TS]

00:31:54   to be thinking about systems that help [TS]

00:31:57   you reach that goal [TS]

00:31:59   I mean maybe that sounds obvious but I i [TS]

00:32:01   have just run across enough people who [TS]

00:32:03   sort of set the goal and then the maybe [TS]

00:32:08   attempt one or two things to try to [TS]

00:32:10   reach it they fail at those things and [TS]

00:32:13   then like the new year's resolutions the [TS]

00:32:15   goal just gets kind of swept to the side [TS]

00:32:18   and not directly looked at again all [TS]

00:32:20   traitors like this is impossible [TS]

00:32:22   yeah we're treated like it's impossible [TS]

00:32:24   and yeah so I i really feel that the the [TS]

00:32:28   important thing is to think about it in [TS]

00:32:32   a systems way like the goal is just [TS]

00:32:37   there to stimulate your mind to think [TS]

00:32:40   about how you can change things over the [TS]

00:32:43   course of time to approach that goal and [TS]

00:32:46   yes i agree that having numericals is [TS]

00:32:48   extremely useful i mean i think maybe [TS]

00:32:54   all of my goals can be expressed in [TS]

00:32:56   numerical format I'm just trying I'm [TS]

00:32:59   trying like mentally run through some of [TS]

00:33:02   the main things that i have on my list [TS]

00:33:05   and yeah actually they're all they can [TS]

00:33:06   all be expressed in some numerical form [TS]

00:33:08   i don't think i have any any goals that [TS]

00:33:10   are not expressed in in in that way [TS]

00:33:13   what type of girls do you have sent them [TS]

00:33:15   and how do you record them like do you [TS]

00:33:17   have a list of goals [TS]

00:33:18   yeah actually I do i do keep a list so [TS]

00:33:23   one of the one of the things ok so let's [TS]

00:33:25   back up a step 4 seconds I don't do [TS]

00:33:27   these new year's resolutions you know [TS]

00:33:29   again I don't wish upon a star that [TS]

00:33:30   things are better than they were because [TS]

00:33:32   that goes nowhere and i also think that [TS]

00:33:35   a year is just a ridiculously long time [TS]

00:33:38   to try to plan for anything like no one [TS]

00:33:40   can really plan for anything a year in [TS]

00:33:42   advance so i do reviews basically every [TS]

00:33:50   quarter and that is my biggest time [TS]

00:33:56   frame over which I really think about [TS]

00:33:57   stuff [TS]

00:33:58   and so I do actually have a Yuuzhan the [TS]

00:34:01   outliner for this but I have a just a [TS]

00:34:05   list of like the things that I might [TS]

00:34:08   want to attempt this quarter like what [TS]

00:34:12   are the goals for this quarter and I [TS]

00:34:15   like to think in three months time [TS]

00:34:17   frames because it's it's relatively easy [TS]

00:34:19   to kind of look back over the past three [TS]

00:34:21   months and think okay how did things go [TS]

00:34:24   where did things work where do things [TS]

00:34:25   not work and look forward three months [TS]

00:34:28   and think about okay how can I possibly [TS]

00:34:29   change things you know what could be [TS]

00:34:32   better i think they think that's just a [TS]

00:34:33   much much better human timeframe to to [TS]

00:34:38   think over as opposed to a year because [TS]

00:34:40   really we don't have that many years but [TS]

00:34:43   then you know you get four times as many [TS]

00:34:44   quarters reviewing that more frequently [TS]

00:34:46   allows you to make more course [TS]

00:34:49   corrections then then just trying once a [TS]

00:34:52   year to change something so what types [TS]

00:34:54   of things all that and in in that list [TS]

00:34:57   well some of the things are private [TS]

00:34:58   things like the public thing that I can [TS]

00:34:59   say is that we mentioned before like [TS]

00:35:01   wait so that I have been i've been [TS]

00:35:04   trying really over the past year to get [TS]

00:35:06   my weight under 200 pounds which is I [TS]

00:35:09   have no idea how many kilograms that is [TS]

00:35:11   you wanted two kilograms don't you [TS]

00:35:12   I don't know kilograms but what you [TS]

00:35:15   don't know kilograms i'm not european [TS]

00:35:17   well I do things in stone and pounds my [TS]

00:35:20   friend [TS]

00:35:20   Oh like a good person from the united [TS]

00:35:23   kingdom is the stone has got to be the [TS]

00:35:26   worst the worst measurement of weight in [TS]

00:35:28   the world [TS]

00:35:29   yeah it's horrific i don't even know how [TS]

00:35:31   many pounds or understands like 12-14 [TS]

00:35:34   they was you just tell me that you [TS]

00:35:37   measure things in pounds and stones but [TS]

00:35:38   you don't have any idea about pounds [TS]

00:35:39   that stuff yeah because i just do what [TS]

00:35:41   the what the scale tells me it tells me [TS]

00:35:43   like X amount of stone X amount of [TS]

00:35:46   pounds like that's why I need to know [TS]

00:35:47   but there's nothing I can't find [TS]

00:35:49   anything that does Poundstone [TS]

00:35:50   conversions because it's just dumb any [TS]

00:35:52   the conversion tool will do pounds to [TS]

00:35:54   stone [TS]

00:35:55   yeah i'm just typing and just type it [TS]

00:35:56   into the browser Anderson can do it for [TS]

00:35:58   you google you have no problem with [TS]

00:36:00   google won't do that here does know [TS]

00:36:04   yes well I did it like two days ago okay [TS]

00:36:06   i'm gonna take 200 pounds [TS]

00:36:08   skin stones but i don't i don't want [TS]

00:36:12   that i want the stones and the pounds [TS]

00:36:14   not whatever its 14.2 stones [TS]

00:36:17   yes that's 14 stone two pounds no that's [TS]

00:36:19   not how the point to works mike i will [TS]

00:36:22   just ask it for that then all right hang [TS]

00:36:24   on because the point we need to take you [TS]

00:36:27   back to school into fractions but now [TS]

00:36:29   you need to do two points to stone in [TS]

00:36:32   pounds that's what you need to do I feel [TS]

00:36:34   like I'm i am trying your patience here [TS]

00:36:36   you are Jessie point2 stone is [TS]

00:36:40   essentially three pounds accept that [TS]

00:36:43   that's that's where we're going here [TS]

00:36:45   so did you get an answer yeah I already [TS]

00:36:48   told you the answer [TS]

00:36:49   what is it 14 14 stone 3 pounds on k so [TS]

00:36:53   anyway that like that is one of the [TS]

00:36:54   goals that I've had and I've been [TS]

00:36:56   working towards this really over the [TS]

00:36:58   past year and the thing that I've you [TS]

00:37:01   about that goal like is it's not the [TS]

00:37:03   specifics of it it's just that what this [TS]

00:37:05   is allowed me to don't do is that over [TS]

00:37:08   the last year I keep regularly thinking [TS]

00:37:11   about like what has gone well with my [TS]

00:37:14   weight loss what has not gone well with [TS]

00:37:15   my weight loss like what things have [TS]

00:37:17   changed what things seem to be working [TS]

00:37:18   and slowly over the course of the year [TS]

00:37:22   by paying attention to what works and [TS]

00:37:26   what doesn't work and i have started to [TS]

00:37:28   cobble together for myself a system of [TS]

00:37:31   things that work for me and that if i do [TS]

00:37:34   them my weight on average slowly goes [TS]

00:37:37   down and and like to me that is the [TS]

00:37:40   important part of this is the system of [TS]

00:37:42   things that you do not just the actual [TS]

00:37:46   goal itself but i suppose in most [TS]

00:37:50   instances the system doesn't reveal [TS]

00:37:51   itself until you've already set the goal [TS]

00:37:53   and start working towards it right and [TS]

00:37:54   that's where the system would fall out [TS]

00:37:56   in most instances yeah that's exactly it [TS]

00:37:59   like it's it's like you're saying your [TS]

00:38:01   goal is to travel west and say okay well [TS]

00:38:03   you need to start moving west and you [TS]

00:38:06   will figure out good ways to go [TS]

00:38:08   good ways to travel like eventually [TS]

00:38:10   you'll work out what to do in your face [TS]

00:38:11   of a mountain right right but the the [TS]

00:38:14   goal is just the direction that you're [TS]

00:38:16   setting but again i only say this [TS]

00:38:18   because I just come across many people [TS]

00:38:19   who seem to think that the goal [TS]

00:38:21   is the thing and I think you really have [TS]

00:38:24   to think about it in in terms of systems [TS]

00:38:27   like what what is it on a daily or [TS]

00:38:30   weekly basis that you are actually doing [TS]

00:38:33   and be very open to the idea that many [TS]

00:38:37   things that you will try maybe totally [TS]

00:38:40   ineffective and the important part here [TS]

00:38:43   is that you're just reviewing that and [TS]

00:38:45   thinking was this thing effective [TS]

00:38:48   hmm it seems to not be so let me change [TS]

00:38:50   that and let me try something different [TS]

00:38:52   and let me just keep trying a bunch of [TS]

00:38:53   different things and eventually seeing [TS]

00:38:56   what works and and what doesn't work [TS]

00:38:59   yeah maybe one of the things is you eat [TS]

00:39:01   whole meal like tortillas i predict that [TS]

00:39:06   whole meal like tortillas will not be a [TS]

00:39:09   thing that you will keep in your diet [TS]

00:39:11   all I predict that as well they're fine [TS]

00:39:13   but i would like something else [TS]

00:39:16   well actually what I want gray is [TS]

00:39:18   regular tortillas right that's what I [TS]

00:39:20   want [TS]

00:39:20   yeah that's what you want right now it's [TS]

00:39:22   not what I get this episode of cortex is [TS]

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00:41:34   supporting the show like okay so here's [TS]

00:41:37   an example actually just to your own [TS]

00:41:39   particular circumstance about going on a [TS]

00:41:41   low-carb diet so there's various [TS]

00:41:44   different ways that someone can try to [TS]

00:41:45   do this to reduce the number of [TS]

00:41:46   carbohydrates that they take in and when [TS]

00:41:49   i first tried this I found that it was [TS]

00:41:52   obviously very effective but it was very [TS]

00:41:55   hard to stick with over any period of [TS]

00:41:58   time like man if I can if I'm having a [TS]

00:42:01   bunch of low carb days in a row like I [TS]

00:42:02   can see on the scale that my weight goes [TS]

00:42:04   down but I was just being honest myself [TS]

00:42:07   and i'm like okay yeah but I have a hard [TS]

00:42:09   time doing more than 45 days in a row [TS]

00:42:11   before I just like I need a pizza right [TS]

00:42:14   you just eat the pizza and so i tinkered [TS]

00:42:17   around with it and eventually discovered [TS]

00:42:19   that for me anyway like one of the one [TS]

00:42:22   of the little tweaks that really worked [TS]

00:42:24   was it's not strictly slow car but like [TS]

00:42:28   allowing myself to have cheese as part [TS]

00:42:31   of this diet like little snacks of [TS]

00:42:33   cheese throughout the day and like that [TS]

00:42:35   made all of the difference in the world [TS]

00:42:38   just this little changes like okay this [TS]

00:42:40   is technically a worse slow carb diet [TS]

00:42:43   then I should be doing but this [TS]

00:42:48   tweak makes enough of a difference to me [TS]

00:42:50   that it works better over the long run [TS]

00:42:52   like my weight loss might be slower than [TS]

00:42:54   it would be if things were perfect but [TS]

00:42:57   i'm not a perfect human being and I need [TS]

00:43:00   something that's like easy to snack on [TS]

00:43:01   that i actually like to snack on [TS]

00:43:03   it's like this change makes a difference [TS]

00:43:05   so that that to me is like part of the [TS]

00:43:07   system like I'm changing the diet and [TS]

00:43:10   the way that I eat things to make the [TS]

00:43:14   changes over the long term [TS]

00:43:15   I like cheese yeah do you like cheese I [TS]

00:43:18   do like cheese then are you eating [TS]

00:43:20   cheese not as much [TS]

00:43:23   yeah thing you might you might be where [TS]

00:43:26   I am in a little while Bob so it's a mi [TS]

00:43:34   mi just kill over Luke so far the jury's [TS]

00:43:39   out [TS]

00:43:39   i'm assuming that not all of your goals [TS]

00:43:41   of personal goals though you have [TS]

00:43:43   business related goals right we're so [TS]

00:43:45   this is this is the other things like I [TS]

00:43:46   find it very very helpful to be able to [TS]

00:43:50   track numerically what it is that I've [TS]

00:43:54   actually set his goals so with the [TS]

00:43:57   weight loss thing for example like my [TS]

00:43:59   scale automatically logs the weight and [TS]

00:44:02   I have spreadsheets about that and I [TS]

00:44:04   like to be able to look at the trends [TS]

00:44:06   over the long term like I think that's [TS]

00:44:09   also a very helpful thing is the longer [TS]

00:44:12   time frame that you can possibly look at [TS]

00:44:14   something that to me just very helpful [TS]

00:44:17   because it it changes the focus from [TS]

00:44:19   like just today to what is the overall [TS]

00:44:22   trend and while I to embarrassingly make [TS]

00:44:27   my weight public on twitter because my [TS]

00:44:29   scale tweets automatically when I step [TS]

00:44:30   on it i do have a bunch of private [TS]

00:44:33   spreadsheets that I just keep that are [TS]

00:44:35   related to business stuff and so in [TS]

00:44:40   there is we're just about every month I [TS]

00:44:43   go through and I take a look at some of [TS]

00:44:45   the numbers for the business that I'm [TS]

00:44:46   working on and I have a bunch of [TS]

00:44:49   numerical goals that i like to keep an [TS]

00:44:52   eye on and I find it extremely helpful [TS]

00:44:55   to be able to say look at a graph that's [TS]

00:44:57   like the business over the last 24 [TS]

00:44:59   months and see what are the trend lines [TS]

00:45:01   these guidelines going up are they going [TS]

00:45:03   down which way do I want them to go [TS]

00:45:05   what things that might change that have [TS]

00:45:07   affected these lines like I almost don't [TS]

00:45:09   know of any other way to think about and [TS]

00:45:13   to make progress then this like if if [TS]

00:45:16   you're not tracking it on a line graph [TS]

00:45:19   like I have a very hard time feeling [TS]

00:45:21   like are you making any progress really [TS]

00:45:23   like how do you know if you're making [TS]

00:45:24   any progress [TS]

00:45:25   I think everybody should definitely [TS]

00:45:27   learn at least the basics of how to use [TS]

00:45:28   excel or how to use numbers to be able [TS]

00:45:31   to track this kind of stuff [TS]

00:45:33   yeah that was a task that I went for a [TS]

00:45:36   month or two ago was just like plotting [TS]

00:45:38   out a few different metrics that my [TS]

00:45:42   business generates and just looking at [TS]

00:45:44   how they operate in conjunction of each [TS]

00:45:45   other many just help me think about what [TS]

00:45:48   what what do i need to do next [TS]

00:45:50   yeah yeah if you don't have an actual [TS]

00:45:53   thing to look at you you don't realize [TS]

00:45:55   how fuzzy you're thinking is about stuff [TS]

00:45:58   until you see it in front of you and [TS]

00:46:00   okay this is exactly what's happening it [TS]

00:46:03   is i mean the human brain as we [TS]

00:46:05   discussed before it's like it is a [TS]

00:46:07   nemesis of yours it's just it remembers [TS]

00:46:09   things incorrectly it tries to distract [TS]

00:46:11   you and it is so easy to have a wildly [TS]

00:46:16   wrong estimate of where you actually are [TS]

00:46:19   like how much you actually made progress [TS]

00:46:21   on the thing and you with the weight [TS]

00:46:25   again going back to that like i have [TS]

00:46:26   found having it on a graph and being [TS]

00:46:28   able to look at it incredibly helpful [TS]

00:46:30   because it cuts away any of this [TS]

00:46:33   imagination stuff that the brain doesn't [TS]

00:46:35   like oh how's my we've been changing I [TS]

00:46:37   think it's been going down like has it [TS]

00:46:39   though like this is that what the graph [TS]

00:46:41   says no it's not what the graph says it [TS]

00:46:43   all like your brain just lying to you to [TS]

00:46:44   make you feel better and with business [TS]

00:46:48   stuff like it's just a shockingly [TS]

00:46:50   helpful to be able to see that and i [TS]

00:46:54   think i mentioned before that when i was [TS]

00:46:57   trying to make it full time on youtube I [TS]

00:47:02   had a goal which was to get to 200,000 [TS]

00:47:06   subscribers by a particular day and I [TS]

00:47:09   figured that that like that was the [TS]

00:47:10   number that i needed to be able to quit [TS]

00:47:12   and like the way I knew that is because [TS]

00:47:14   i had a [TS]

00:47:15   spreadsheets that were giving me [TS]

00:47:16   information about ok how much revenue is [TS]

00:47:19   the YouTube business generating like [TS]

00:47:20   what is the rate of growth here and if i [TS]

00:47:23   can get to this number by this day I can [TS]

00:47:26   be reasonably confident that this thing [TS]

00:47:28   has reached the point where it's going [TS]

00:47:30   to take off and like having that [TS]

00:47:33   spreadsheet was extraordinarily helpful [TS]

00:47:37   like the goal of 200,000 wasn't the [TS]

00:47:41   important thing but that spreadsheet and [TS]

00:47:44   keeping track of it was extremely [TS]

00:47:45   important because it kept bringing my [TS]

00:47:47   mind back to this idea of okay how can [TS]

00:47:50   we get more subscribers and had little [TS]

00:47:53   calculations on there like how many days [TS]

00:47:55   are left how many subscribers short mi [TS]

00:47:57   so I like on average how many [TS]

00:47:59   subscribers per day do i need to pick up [TS]

00:48:00   like focusing on that is the really [TS]

00:48:03   helpful thing like that is [TS]

00:48:05   extraordinarily helpful one of my big [TS]

00:48:07   goals and it was a goal that I set which [TS]

00:48:10   is a pretty simple goal for me is just [TS]

00:48:12   knowing how much money the business she [TS]

00:48:14   needs to generate on a monthly basis [TS]

00:48:16   through to keep everyone in a good kind [TS]

00:48:19   of saying that's an important goal that [TS]

00:48:21   I try meat which is a good one for me [TS]

00:48:23   which is informed by a lot of that kind [TS]

00:48:25   of planning stuff minutes [TS]

00:48:27   it's funny but it is a goal right the [TS]

00:48:29   best amount of money i have to get every [TS]

00:48:31   month and I now know the system in place [TS]

00:48:33   which helps me try and get that and [TS]

00:48:36   there are things that are outside of my [TS]

00:48:37   control but then when things are outside [TS]

00:48:39   of my control I then learn how to [TS]

00:48:40   control them differently the next time [TS]

00:48:42   yeah that's exactly you have to plan for [TS]

00:48:44   stuff not always going right looking [TS]

00:48:48   that's that's part of it and I think [TS]

00:48:50   that's where people often fail on the [TS]

00:48:52   goals like all the first time they [TS]

00:48:53   failed is like a okay well you know put [TS]

00:48:56   it to the side like but no no you don't [TS]

00:48:57   understand you can build a system to be [TS]

00:48:59   prepared for certain kinds of failures [TS]

00:49:02   like that's that's a that's a super [TS]

00:49:05   important part of this like this is all [TS]

00:49:06   this is all part of the system is trying [TS]

00:49:08   to figure out how to put in buffers for [TS]

00:49:11   examples that it's like something goes [TS]

00:49:13   wrong then you have a little bit of a [TS]

00:49:15   backup to to fall back on [TS]

00:49:17   but if you have like i'm going to guess [TS]

00:49:21   that for you just simply knowing that [TS]

00:49:24   you have a certain number in terms of [TS]

00:49:26   advertising revenue that you [TS]

00:49:27   you need to hit every month like that [TS]

00:49:30   probably focuses your mind more when you [TS]

00:49:32   are in selling advertising mode like you [TS]

00:49:36   you know what the minimum bar is that [TS]

00:49:38   you need to hit ya also adds pressure in [TS]

00:49:40   its own way Lou but the pressure is [TS]

00:49:43   there for a reason [TS]

00:49:44   yeah the pressure is there to make you [TS]

00:49:46   actually do something which is useful [TS]

00:49:50   yeah especially when you're on a low [TS]

00:49:52   carb diet right when you just want to [TS]

00:49:55   lay on the couch and do nothing at all [TS]

00:49:59   that's what you want to do right now [TS]

00:50:01   yeah it really is it really is [TS]

00:50:03   look this this chair i'm saying is not [TS]

00:50:06   optimal for my current state [TS]

00:50:08   yeah it's to optimally comfortable with [TS]

00:50:10   the novel in the inverse I want to be in [TS]

00:50:13   a relaxing chair i'm in an uncomfortable [TS]

00:50:15   chair [TS]

00:50:16   oh poor Mike hmm doesn't sound like your [TS]

00:50:21   systems working very well right now [TS]

00:50:22   no not right now i got talk to them [TS]

00:50:24   place down I'm going to we're gonna find [TS]

00:50:28   out our contact information so to me I [TS]

00:50:32   think if any if anybody is in the mind [TS]

00:50:34   frame right now of setting goals which [TS]

00:50:37   they may very well be because it's [TS]

00:50:39   January new year's resolution time [TS]

00:50:42   yeah yeah wishing time to me that like [TS]

00:50:45   the most the most fundamental thing is [TS]

00:50:49   just continually revisiting whatever it [TS]

00:50:57   is you're trying to do and like this [TS]

00:51:01   this is how a person changes their life [TS]

00:51:04   is by setting up a continuous [TS]

00:51:09   self-evaluation loop and it's not [TS]

00:51:14   strictly speaking goals but when I think [TS]

00:51:16   back to like a real changing point in my [TS]

00:51:19   life was when I started doing that [TS]

00:51:23   getting things done and i came across a [TS]

00:51:25   system which talked about how to [TS]

00:51:26   organize things it wasn't even so much [TS]

00:51:28   the getting things done system i always [TS]

00:51:30   think the thing that mattered the most [TS]

00:51:32   like the absolute life-changing thing [TS]

00:51:35   was that after reading getting things [TS]

00:51:37   done book I had a notebook in my pocket [TS]

00:51:41   always that i wrote things down in and I [TS]

00:51:45   routinely went back and looked through [TS]

00:51:48   the things that i wrote down and like [TS]

00:51:52   that little tiny loop of don't want to [TS]

00:51:56   call itself accountability but just like [TS]

00:51:58   a self-reflection loop like looking at [TS]

00:52:00   the things you wrote down last week and [TS]

00:52:02   kind of forcing in your mind much more [TS]

00:52:05   clearly the notion of like oh there's a [TS]

00:52:07   past me and there's a current me who's [TS]

00:52:09   reading this thing that past me wrote [TS]

00:52:10   and there's a future me who will read [TS]

00:52:13   the things that current me is now [TS]

00:52:14   writing I think setting up this i [TS]

00:52:17   dislike temporal responsibility is how [TS]

00:52:21   you can bootstrap your life into a [TS]

00:52:23   better situation and so if they give you [TS]

00:52:26   if you're trying to set some goals the [TS]

00:52:29   important thing is whatever you want to [TS]

00:52:31   do make sure that you are really [TS]

00:52:33   visiting them on a regular basis think [TS]

00:52:38   this is the absolute key because if you [TS]

00:52:40   force yourself to keep revisiting them [TS]

00:52:43   if you're not getting closer to your [TS]

00:52:47   goals it forces you to think about why [TS]

00:52:50   like what is it that has happened over [TS]

00:52:52   the past week or two weeks that has not [TS]

00:52:56   caused motion in the direction that you [TS]

00:52:58   want like that is really the key thing [TS]

00:53:01   is this self-evaluation loop keep [TS]

00:53:04   re-visiting it keep thinking about it [TS]

00:53:08   consciously because if you don't it just [TS]

00:53:09   goes away and I think that's why the new [TS]

00:53:11   year's resolutions go away is because [TS]

00:53:13   people think about them on january first [TS]

00:53:16   and then they just don't really think [TS]

00:53:18   about them ever again [TS]

00:53:20   like that's that's why they just [TS]

00:53:21   disappear over time like that to me is [TS]

00:53:25   is the real core and that that is like [TS]

00:53:27   the fundamental system of all systems is [TS]

00:53:31   the very notion of just re visiting what [TS]

00:53:35   it is that you do and thinking about it [TS]

00:53:37   like think that is the thing that [TS]

00:53:39   changed my life having a little notebook [TS]

00:53:41   and going back to it on a regular basis [TS]

00:53:44   it hardly even mattered what I wrote [TS]

00:53:45   down in the beginning bunch of nonsense [TS]

00:53:46   probably but like that's where it starts [TS]

00:53:50   great the time has come to return to ask [TS]

00:53:55   cortex it's been a long time [TS]

00:53:57   yeah we have maybe what was it three [TS]

00:53:59   shows where we were so busy talking [TS]

00:54:01   about ipad bros we didn't have any time [TS]

00:54:04   to talk about it so much stuff to talk [TS]

00:54:06   about [TS]

00:54:07   there's something ipad stories to tell I [TS]

00:54:09   have many more but I'm holding away I [TS]

00:54:12   have to say I I am filled with more ipad [TS]

00:54:15   pro stories but if you like I am [TS]

00:54:17   consciously refraining yeah because I [TS]

00:54:20   could I could talk about it for forever [TS]

00:54:22   and I will but we're trying to put [TS]

00:54:24   trying to pull back today we thought we [TS]

00:54:26   would revisit ask cortex so worry not [TS]

00:54:28   see Android user decides it was on the [TS]

00:54:33   reddit subreddit from first-time caller [TS]

00:54:37   which I love as the as the mood for the [TS]

00:54:39   question I have a boring monkey office [TS]

00:54:41   job and I want to leave i started doing [TS]

00:54:43   some freelance work on the side in the [TS]

00:54:45   morning with some success [TS]

00:54:46   do you think i can leave my job I own [TS]

00:54:48   about 47,000 pounds in my work and I'm [TS]

00:54:51   freelancing and about 1800 a month [TS]

00:54:53   should I make the jump so my feeling on [TS]

00:54:56   this would be that they should because [TS]

00:54:59   1800 a month freelancing when you're [TS]

00:55:02   also working a full-time job is pretty [TS]

00:55:05   good going like you're pulling in some [TS]

00:55:07   serious money at that point like this [TS]

00:55:09   isn't just like all be mm and I think [TS]

00:55:12   that if you can pull in 1800 a month [TS]

00:55:14   when you're still working a full-time [TS]

00:55:16   job if you were able to devote yourself [TS]

00:55:19   to that freelancing work if that's what [TS]

00:55:22   you want to do that freelance work [TS]

00:55:24   mm then I think that you should do it [TS]

00:55:26   because that was the mindset that I was [TS]

00:55:27   in I was pulling in you know from from [TS]

00:55:30   relay a good amount of money like it was [TS]

00:55:32   probably like two-thirds of my wage or [TS]

00:55:35   something before I made the jump because [TS]

00:55:37   i felt like if i can just in my evening [TS]

00:55:40   hours and in my spare time pull this [TS]

00:55:43   amount of money and imagine how much I [TS]

00:55:44   could do if I was able to put all of my [TS]

00:55:47   money into it and also some of your [TS]

00:55:49   expenditure will probably go down if you [TS]

00:55:53   stop traveling to an office every day [TS]

00:55:54   you know all those sort of things when [TS]

00:55:56   you start adding them up it can really [TS]

00:55:58   help and so for me I would say that if [TS]

00:56:01   you are in this situation if your own in [TS]

00:56:03   good money but you're freelance staying [TS]

00:56:05   at the thing you want to do I think that [TS]

00:56:08   you should probably give it give it a go [TS]

00:56:11   of course there's not a huge amount of [TS]

00:56:13   detail here so we have to do some [TS]

00:56:15   speculation [TS]

00:56:16   yeah and so I just just run the numbers [TS]

00:56:19   so they're pulling in about twenty-one [TS]

00:56:22   twenty-two thousand pounds a year so we [TS]

00:56:24   think we can say they're earning let me [TS]

00:56:26   just rounding it off either learning [TS]

00:56:28   about half as much from their [TS]

00:56:30   freelancing and learning from their [TS]

00:56:31   actual work right which is pretty good I [TS]

00:56:34   guess it's like here's here i might be i [TS]

00:56:38   might be slightly more risk-averse than [TS]

00:56:41   you are because there's two things that [TS]

00:56:43   I would want to know to feel really [TS]

00:56:45   confident about answering this question [TS]

00:56:47   the first is I would want to know if the [TS]

00:56:49   person has any kind of buffer fund so i [TS]

00:56:55   think when i left my teaching job I had [TS]

00:57:00   I think it was maybe like three months [TS]

00:57:04   worth of expenses in the bank [TS]

00:57:06   like I just as like total emergency kind [TS]

00:57:08   of everything turns to crap immediately [TS]

00:57:10   in a way that I didn't expect money [TS]

00:57:12   maybe it was closer to four months i [TS]

00:57:14   don't remember exactly but so I think [TS]

00:57:17   justjust for sheer sanity i would i [TS]

00:57:19   would want before making a leap like [TS]

00:57:21   this to have some emergency backup money [TS]

00:57:25   and i had none [TS]

00:57:26   yeah see that's terrifying to me that's [TS]

00:57:29   because I spent all my life savings [TS]

00:57:30   basically start in the business blue and [TS]

00:57:34   because why quit on a whim writing they [TS]

00:57:37   had a decision to quit was on a whim it [TS]

00:57:39   was the plan but it wasn't gonna be when [TS]

00:57:40   it was right and I kind of just [TS]

00:57:42   dissipate the decision in like a flash [TS]

00:57:45   and did it and it worked out fine but i [TS]

00:57:50   would agree that yeah but what's to keep [TS]

00:57:53   that in mind for your time caller [TS]

00:57:55   listening to Mike's advice in an ideal [TS]

00:57:57   world I maybe wouldn't have done it the [TS]

00:57:58   way that I did it was just the way that [TS]

00:58:00   I ended up doing it [TS]

00:58:01   yeah so that's one thing i would i would [TS]

00:58:04   want to know that this the second thing [TS]

00:58:07   is 44 people I know who have gone full [TS]

00:58:13   time like self-employed this [TS]

00:58:16   one of the really key features is like [TS]

00:58:19   okay so this person says they're doing [TS]

00:58:21   freelance work on the side in the [TS]

00:58:22   morning so i presume that before work [TS]

00:58:24   they're doing i don't know whatever it [TS]

00:58:26   is they do they don't specify they're [TS]

00:58:28   like you inspire dungeon in the spider [TS]

00:58:31   dungeon [TS]

00:58:32   yeah I was basically the way you [TS]

00:58:33   described it to me the first time on the [TS]

00:58:35   show you saying your whole thing as [TS]

00:58:37   violence so I think we're dungeon threw [TS]

00:58:41   me off there is going to remember that [TS]

00:58:43   was a harsh word but you can imagine my [TS]

00:58:46   mental image are you doing your work [TS]

00:58:48   I really do imagine you genuinely just [TS]

00:58:50   on a stall in like a dungeon looking [TS]

00:58:53   room with your laptop on you on your [TS]

00:58:55   legs that's how I imagined keys to do [TS]

00:58:57   your work in the mornings after send you [TS]

00:58:59   a picture of it sometime [TS]

00:59:00   yeah i had i did my I did the writing [TS]

00:59:03   work in the evening but i did my [TS]

00:59:05   different attempt at becoming full-time [TS]

00:59:07   self-employed that didn't pan out was I [TS]

00:59:09   did you a different kind of freelance [TS]

00:59:10   work before work started but that's [TS]

00:59:13   another story but so I guess what I'm [TS]

00:59:16   trying to work with is I think a key [TS]

00:59:17   piece of information that I've heard [TS]

00:59:19   from other people as well is the [TS]

00:59:21   question of demand for whatever it is [TS]

00:59:26   you're doing [TS]

00:59:26   freelancing on the side so I think like [TS]

00:59:29   okay maybe if we put aside emergency [TS]

00:59:32   fund money for a moment a really [TS]

00:59:33   interesting question is are you running [TS]

00:59:37   out of spare time to do your side [TS]

00:59:40   project because there is enough demand [TS]

00:59:42   for it again I i think that is a really [TS]

00:59:45   interesting point to reach when you [TS]

00:59:48   realize like you are not able to fill [TS]

00:59:51   the demand with the number of hours that [TS]

00:59:55   you actually have and so if for this [TS]

00:59:58   person and for anybody else who works [TS]

00:59:58   person and for anybody else who works [TS]

01:00:00   themselves into that same situation I [TS]

01:00:01   think that like that is a good [TS]

01:00:03   indication that maybe you can leave your [TS]

01:00:05   job is when people are demanding more of [TS]

01:00:08   your time then you actually have [TS]

01:00:11   available so because the person is [TS]

01:00:15   currently earning about half of what [TS]

01:00:17   their full-time job is if they're in a [TS]

01:00:19   situation where they have hours [TS]

01:00:23   available to fill with client work but [TS]

01:00:26   no clients to actually fill it like then [TS]

01:00:28   that wouldn't be a good indication that [TS]

01:00:30   this is a this is a great time to jump [TS]

01:00:31   ship so I am much more cautious here I [TS]

01:00:34   don't know but if this person has an [TS]

01:00:38   emergency fund and also has clients or [TS]

01:00:41   whatever they're doing like wanting more [TS]

01:00:43   of their time than is available then i [TS]

01:00:45   would say yes those are both really good [TS]

01:00:47   indications that you should make the [TS]

01:00:50   jump and leave your boring monkey office [TS]

01:00:54   job which it sounds like you love and [TS]

01:00:57   again look of all the caveats because i [TS]

01:00:59   don't know any of the information the [TS]

01:01:02   worst that could happen you just have to [TS]

01:01:03   go get another job if it doesn't work [TS]

01:01:05   out [TS]

01:01:05   you're clearly an employable person [TS]

01:01:07   you're running good salary you have the [TS]

01:01:11   skills to a freelancing job you could [TS]

01:01:13   get another job [TS]

01:01:14   yeah yeah I mean 47,000 pounds that's [TS]

01:01:16   already pretty well above the median [TS]

01:01:18   income in the UK so they are an [TS]

01:01:21   employable person [TS]

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01:03:17   question that i have seen go by many [TS]

01:03:19   times people were like obsessed with [TS]

01:03:21   this after we did the bag episode what [TS]

01:03:24   goes in your bag episode like what bags [TS]

01:03:26   do you actually use and what do you [TS]

01:03:27   consider when choosing one this comes [TS]

01:03:29   from chris i just got a new bag where is [TS]

01:03:34   it [TS]

01:03:34   oh and your bag wow yeah well my old one [TS]

01:03:37   was falling apart let me grab it was [TS]

01:03:39   great talks about his new bag i'll tell [TS]

01:03:41   you about my current bag my bag is by a [TS]

01:03:43   company called topo designs and it's [TS]

01:03:46   called the top of a mountain briefcase [TS]

01:03:48   and I love my Mountain briefcase because [TS]

01:03:50   it can be carried in three different [TS]

01:03:52   ways it has backpack straps it has a [TS]

01:03:55   shoulder strap and handles I like that a [TS]

01:03:57   lot and it's just about the right size [TS]

01:03:59   for me to put even my macbook and my [TS]

01:04:01   ipad in the sleeve and then I can feel a [TS]

01:04:03   bunch of other stuff in it and I like it [TS]

01:04:05   a lot more than I liked any backpack i [TS]

01:04:07   had so I a big thumbs up for me on that [TS]

01:04:10   one the topo mountain briefcase topo [TS]

01:04:13   topo topo mountain briefcase things that [TS]

01:04:17   there was a total deal breaker for me is [TS]

01:04:19   I refuse to use anything that is a [TS]

01:04:22   shoulder strap [TS]

01:04:23   I think that's like a messenger bag kind [TS]

01:04:25   of thing yeah I think you you didn't [TS]

01:04:26   hear [TS]

01:04:26   it has backpack straps it has a shoulder [TS]

01:04:29   strap and handles know that I heard that [TS]

01:04:32   I heard all the problem you just don't [TS]

01:04:34   use the soft shoulder strap [TS]

01:04:35   okay but I'm just saying just like your [TS]

01:04:38   breaker just don't use it i don't use it [TS]

01:04:40   i have unclipped well even if it's an [TS]

01:04:42   option i don't i don't want it no it's [TS]

01:04:44   not weird [TS]

01:04:45   alright so if I took your carry-on bag [TS]

01:04:48   and attach the shoulder strap to it [TS]

01:04:49   while you weren't looking that worthless [TS]

01:04:51   worthless now okay good to know one of [TS]

01:04:53   the things I really like about this bag [TS]

01:04:55   is it it's like a canvas but it has a [TS]

01:04:57   leather bottom so you set it down it [TS]

01:05:03   doesn't like soaked in liquid why is [TS]

01:05:05   that gross leather is just gross in a [TS]

01:05:07   bag smells after a while it's on the [TS]

01:05:10   outside not the inside [TS]

01:05:12   it's not lever on the inside ok but it [TS]

01:05:14   still smells after a while [TS]

01:05:16   everything smells off for a while not [TS]

01:05:19   plastic does if you burn it anyway [TS]

01:05:22   yeah if you set your bag on fire and a [TS]

01:05:24   plastic and it smells really bad [TS]

01:05:25   of course you'd have something leather [TS]

01:05:27   that seems that seems appropriate [TS]

01:05:28   surprise is it handcrafted yeah [TS]

01:05:32   oh god is it really probably made in [TS]

01:05:35   Colorado so uh huh yeah this looks like [TS]

01:05:40   your kind of bag looks like exactly what [TS]

01:05:43   I would expect you to have mine is is [TS]

01:05:45   maroon and below course it is i can hear [TS]

01:05:48   your bag over there I'll trying to what [TS]

01:05:51   I'm trying to find trying to be helpful [TS]

01:05:54   your mic i was trying to find a at like [TS]

01:05:56   a model number something on it but i [TS]

01:05:58   can't i can't actually find it from the [TS]

01:06:00   rustling it sounds like its brand you [TS]

01:06:02   know it's like a month that's like a [TS]

01:06:05   month old [TS]

01:06:06   sounds like you taking paper LOL [TS]

01:06:08   something like the contrast paper know [TS]

01:06:10   it's just it's just made out of [TS]

01:06:11   space-age materials is not made out of [TS]

01:06:14   the the hide of a dead animal like your [TS]

01:06:16   bag canvas mainly the room the callous [TS]

01:06:21   animals that roam the field [TS]

01:06:23   yep everybody knows about those so i'm [TS]

01:06:27   currently using as my most often bag is [TS]

01:06:31   it is from a six and it's just it's a [TS]

01:06:35   bag that is designed for runners [TS]

01:06:38   which is not being remotely i'm using [TS]

01:06:40   this Court's but what I was like what [TS]

01:06:44   I'm looking for in a bag whenever I get [TS]

01:06:46   something is I'm trying to find the bag [TS]

01:06:51   that is the smallest lightest thing that [TS]

01:06:54   can just hold whatever device i am [TS]

01:06:58   currently using so over the years [TS]

01:07:00   whenever I got a bag i would say in [TS]

01:07:03   years gone by I'd be taking around my [TS]

01:07:05   apple laptop and i'd like i'd want to [TS]

01:07:08   find a laptop bag that it could like a [TS]

01:07:10   backpack that it could just fit into and [TS]

01:07:13   so now I was looking for something that [TS]

01:07:14   my ipad pro can just fit into and this [TS]

01:07:18   backpack that's designed for runners is [TS]

01:07:21   exactly what i'm looking for like the [TS]

01:07:22   ipad just fits in with wise and there's [TS]

01:07:26   a little outer pocket that i can just [TS]

01:07:28   have the the bare minimum of things in [TS]

01:07:30   there but i really really want out of a [TS]

01:07:33   backpack something that is as light and [TS]

01:07:35   as small as possible like that is always [TS]

01:07:38   what I'm looking for [TS]

01:07:39   for as much as my bag was me this bag is [TS]

01:07:42   you what makes you say that like it's [TS]

01:07:46   just very utilitarian that's glorious [TS]

01:07:51   and even in this photo it looks way [TS]

01:07:53   bigger than it actually is like it is [TS]

01:07:55   quite small in real life it's the nice [TS]

01:07:57   way of me saying that's ugly [TS]

01:07:59   the old ugly that's the one saying but [TS]

01:08:02   uh I know that's what you think you're [TS]

01:08:05   saying you know you think you always so [TS]

01:08:07   ugly it doesn't have leather stitching [TS]

01:08:09   on the bottom [TS]

01:08:10   yeah but we just have with great [TS]

01:08:12   disagreement here i think there is much [TS]

01:08:13   beauty to be found in utility do you [TS]

01:08:16   have the blue one with the pink [TS]

01:08:17   highlight no they don't have my color on [TS]

01:08:19   here i have a black one with neon green [TS]

01:08:22   highlights [TS]

01:08:23   wow I wouldn't have expected that yeah I [TS]

01:08:26   felt like going crazy [TS]

01:08:28   wow that is kind of crazy for you [TS]

01:08:30   alright neon green yeah good great i [TS]

01:08:33   like it [TS]

01:08:34   runners backpack such like it mmm i find [TS]

01:08:37   for a lot of gear it's helpful sometimes [TS]

01:08:40   to look at at exporting stores are [TS]

01:08:43   places that are making stuff that is [TS]

01:08:45   intended to be used much more intensely [TS]

01:08:48   than you're ever going to use it [TS]

01:08:50   that's like runners want the lightest of [TS]

01:08:52   all possible backpacks and so that's why [TS]

01:08:54   i thought let go let me go into stores [TS]

01:08:55   and see let me find one of those tiny [TS]

01:08:56   backpacks that runners use that that's [TS]

01:08:58   what you that's what you want to do next [TS]

01:09:00   up we have from toaster 312 what is your [TS]

01:09:03   policy and work for buffers like having [TS]

01:09:05   one or two items that you keep [TS]

01:09:07   unreleased in case you have an emergency [TS]

01:09:09   pop up [TS]

01:09:10   I reckon that we both would love the [TS]

01:09:13   idea of this but neither of us have [TS]

01:09:15   anything because i'd certainly don't and [TS]

01:09:18   enough that I know about you would [TS]

01:09:19   suggest that you don't know wouldn't it [TS]

01:09:22   be great [TS]

01:09:24   my new year's resolution is too haha we [TS]

01:09:28   go [TS]

01:09:29   yeah I mean yeah this sounds like a [TS]

01:09:31   great idea i just don't have anything [TS]

01:09:33   this is a thing that i constantly think [TS]

01:09:34   about I I would just love to be able to [TS]

01:09:39   do this but I have learned over time [TS]

01:09:42   that this is just not possible since we [TS]

01:09:45   were talking before about you are trying [TS]

01:09:47   to plan for things and like knowing that [TS]

01:09:49   there's going to be problems and having [TS]

01:09:51   buffers in in place like yes but this is [TS]

01:09:54   one case where I just know that the work [TS]

01:09:56   required to make this happen is is never [TS]

01:09:58   going to happen if you would just be [TS]

01:10:00   just an amazing fantasy land if I was [TS]

01:10:03   ever able to create a video ahead of [TS]

01:10:05   time and more importantly if I ever did [TS]

01:10:09   through some kind of magic have a video [TS]

01:10:13   a ready in advance i would just end up [TS]

01:10:16   being ridiculously paranoid that someone [TS]

01:10:19   else was going to release a video on the [TS]

01:10:21   same topic while I was just sitting on [TS]

01:10:23   one so you didn't worry about that [TS]

01:10:25   anymore [TS]

01:10:25   yeah like in theory I don't worry about [TS]

01:10:27   that but it's very different if if I'd [TS]

01:10:29   like oh I was just sitting on a thing [TS]

01:10:32   where and I would feel kind of wasted [TS]

01:10:34   yeah if that would be just the worst [TS]

01:10:36   this is why my vastly more modest goal [TS]

01:10:41   which I still fail at all the time is to [TS]

01:10:46   not be finishing animations on the day I [TS]

01:10:50   released the video think if I could just [TS]

01:10:52   get to that stage that would be amazing [TS]

01:10:55   but it's just almost every single time [TS]

01:10:57   it's like as soon as a map i finished [TS]

01:10:59   that last bit of animations like great [TS]

01:11:00   gotta put it up right now [TS]

01:11:02   this moment so i do not think that I [TS]

01:11:05   will ever have a workflow buffer for the [TS]

01:11:08   youtube channel it's just this is not [TS]

01:11:11   going to happen [TS]

01:11:12   not ever you know it's a it's not gonna [TS]

01:11:15   happen you even wanted like a workflow [TS]

01:11:16   buffer for cortex forecourt xmas which [TS]

01:11:20   comes twice a year by the way Mike and I [TS]

01:11:22   wouldn't even allow that one workflow [TS]

01:11:25   buffer episodes like now it's not gonna [TS]

01:11:27   happen [TS]

01:11:27   attachments comes once a year texas [TS]

01:11:30   comes twice a year I just haven't told [TS]

01:11:31   you yet you get I've tell me some point [TS]

01:11:34   twice a year mike i do we have any other [TS]

01:11:37   questions we do very would like to know [TS]

01:11:39   if you use a VPN when can through public [TS]

01:11:41   Wi-Fi hotspots I I do i do I know I [TS]

01:11:46   didn't use to a VPN for listeners who [TS]

01:11:50   might be unaware it's a virtual private [TS]

01:11:52   network is that it stands for [TS]

01:11:54   yeah but it is a way if you are in a [TS]

01:11:56   public location to filter your internet [TS]

01:12:00   traffic through like a secure tunnel so [TS]

01:12:04   that someone else on like the cafe's [TS]

01:12:06   Wi-Fi can't get access to your data or [TS]

01:12:08   anything i always used to think like I [TS]

01:12:10   should use a VPN but I never did because [TS]

01:12:14   it was kind of a pain in the butt to set [TS]

01:12:16   it up but i recently discovered a cloak [TS]

01:12:19   for iOS which i highly recommend because [TS]

01:12:22   of one feature that totally sold me [TS]

01:12:24   which is its ability to automatically [TS]

01:12:27   turn on and turn off the VPN yeah so you [TS]

01:12:31   can tell it oh I trust my home network [TS]

01:12:33   and I trust the connection built into my [TS]

01:12:36   cell phone and every other internet [TS]

01:12:39   connection is totally untrustworthy and [TS]

01:12:40   it just automatically turns on and that [TS]

01:12:43   to me that if this time as it sounds [TS]

01:12:45   like I can't be bothered to turn on my [TS]

01:12:46   ppm to potentially save all of my [TS]

01:12:48   private data because it's three taps but [TS]

01:12:51   I just hate doing stuff manually and so [TS]

01:12:53   click does it automatically and i love [TS]

01:12:56   it for that so that's what I use on [TS]

01:12:57   installed it on everything that I have [TS]

01:13:00   as soon as I found out about that [TS]

01:13:02   feature saying yeah use Coke yeah use [TS]

01:13:05   clock Spencer would like to know what we [TS]

01:13:07   keep in our pockets i have a regimented [TS]

01:13:10   pocket system what goes in which pocket [TS]

01:13:14   yes the only way to live I assume so [TS]

01:13:16   in my right pocket goes my iphone in my [TS]

01:13:19   left pocket on my keys and my ear pods [TS]

01:13:22   em and then my back right pocket is my [TS]

01:13:26   what [TS]

01:13:27   ok so this this has been a long struggle [TS]

01:13:31   for me but I'm i finally come to a [TS]

01:13:33   steady-state over the past six months [TS]

01:13:36   which is that i use wallet in front [TS]

01:13:41   right pocket [TS]

01:13:43   I used to be a back pocket wallet person [TS]

01:13:47   but it is clearly the superior solution [TS]

01:13:49   to have your wallet in your front pocket [TS]

01:13:51   why what do you make the thread you to [TS]

01:13:53   go back i switch when i am in places i [TS]

01:13:57   don't know let me first of all when [TS]

01:14:00   you're sitting down you have the george [TS]

01:14:01   costanza problem that you're sitting on [TS]

01:14:03   your wallet so you know I just change 28 [TS]

01:14:05   slim card wallet it's never slim enough [TS]

01:14:08   it's not always all cards at the not [TS]

01:14:11   slim enough there's nothing you don't [TS]

01:14:13   even know it's there [TS]

01:14:14   nope it's uneven ruining your spine Mike [TS]

01:14:17   ruining it [TS]

01:14:17   what are you keeping your battle kitson [TS]

01:14:19   nothing nothing goes in the back pockets [TS]

01:14:21   keys [TS]

01:14:23   look Anna the back pockets are for [TS]

01:14:26   nothing [TS]

01:14:27   I see some people put phones in their [TS]

01:14:29   back pocket which makes me nervous to [TS]

01:14:31   even just see I don't know why you do [TS]

01:14:33   that [TS]

01:14:34   yeah everytime i see someone do that I [TS]

01:14:35   think I how can you live like that but [TS]

01:14:38   so yeah wallet in front right pocket [TS]

01:14:40   iphone in front left pocket and then the [TS]

01:14:46   thing that i recently switched to which [TS]

01:14:48   i really like is this little it's not a [TS]

01:14:51   keychain it basically it's is called key [TS]

01:14:54   smart it's this little thing that turns [TS]

01:14:57   your keys into into like a Swiss Army [TS]

01:15:01   knife is what it looks like they're they [TS]

01:15:03   they fold together into this little [TS]

01:15:05   package and I then can use that look at [TS]

01:15:10   that useless little coin pocket in your [TS]

01:15:12   jeans on the right hand side I can put [TS]

01:15:14   my keys in that previously useless [TS]

01:15:17   pocket and so now everything is nice and [TS]

01:15:20   isolated from everything else there [TS]

01:15:22   there's not two items in any pocket [TS]

01:15:25   everything is in its own little pocket [TS]

01:15:26   that's done the way I roll [TS]

01:15:29   use your iphone left-handed yeah yeah [TS]

01:15:31   he's my friend left-handed you [TS]

01:15:33   left-handed know you also that very [TS]

01:15:37   defensively by the way it's okay to be [TS]

01:15:38   left-handed well just because I know [TS]

01:15:40   where this is going because everybody [TS]

01:15:42   seems to freak out when they discover [TS]

01:15:44   this [TS]

01:15:45   I know other people who do this but well [TS]

01:15:47   I'm left-handed use my iphone my right [TS]

01:15:49   hand [TS]

01:15:50   ok yes you do the same thing then yeah I [TS]

01:15:52   don't think it's weird that you do it i [TS]

01:15:54   just wanted to know if you are [TS]

01:15:55   left-handed now I'm right I'm right [TS]

01:15:57   handed [TS]

01:15:57   alright as humans are supposed to be [TS]

01:16:00   apparently and then why am I left-handed [TS]

01:16:03   because you are some kind of freak [TS]

01:16:05   that's why [TS]

01:16:06   good to know haha would like to know [TS]

01:16:11   what headphones do use and wonder how [TS]

01:16:14   much of an audio file you are you are as [TS]

01:16:16   well do you care about really great [TS]

01:16:18   sounding audio like more than you maybe [TS]

01:16:20   should know [TS]

01:16:22   now I've got an audiophile alright once [TS]

01:16:24   you use them I don't obsess over things [TS]

01:16:26   that aren't real know the super audio [TS]

01:16:31   files that they're just playing in [TS]

01:16:33   Imaginationland that's what they're [TS]

01:16:34   doing [TS]

01:16:35   i use to headphones depending on the [TS]

01:16:38   circumstances I use the the bose [TS]

01:16:40   quietcomfort noise-canceling headphones [TS]

01:16:43   most of the time that's what I'm wearing [TS]

01:16:45   right now if I go out to work anywhere [TS]

01:16:49   in public I often like to take those [TS]

01:16:50   because they're just great canceling [TS]

01:16:52   sounds and they are vital for any kind [TS]

01:16:56   of travel where they're going to be [TS]

01:16:58   other people particularly children like [TS]

01:17:01   on airplanes [TS]

01:17:02   crying babies or something they just you [TS]

01:17:05   can't live without them [TS]

01:17:06   so those are like my heavy lifting [TS]

01:17:11   headphones and then when i go to the gym [TS]

01:17:14   or if I'm moving around a lot and I i do [TS]

01:17:17   want to be listening to something i have [TS]

01:17:19   the jaybird bluetooth headphones which [TS]

01:17:22   are pricey but they are totally worth it [TS]

01:17:26   mainly because most bluetooth headphones [TS]

01:17:28   are garbage with terrible battery life [TS]

01:17:31   and terrible connection problems and [TS]

01:17:32   terrible sound and the Jaybirds are the [TS]

01:17:35   only ones that have tried that are [TS]

01:17:36   actually worth the amount of money that [TS]

01:17:38   you pay for them [TS]

01:17:40   I have a whole selection of different [TS]

01:17:42   headphones i have some bose headphones [TS]

01:17:46   that I don't know the name of they are [TS]

01:17:48   not noise-cancelling blue and I use [TS]

01:17:51   these on planes and stuff I can't use [TS]

01:17:54   noise-cancelling because it makes me [TS]

01:17:56   feel nauseous [TS]

01:17:57   yeah it if you turn on the noise [TS]

01:18:01   cancelling I think they just some people [TS]

01:18:03   who were built this way if you put [TS]

01:18:04   headphones on and turn on the noise [TS]

01:18:06   cancelling it freaks some people out and [TS]

01:18:09   I I feel a little weird if I have them [TS]

01:18:11   on my head and there's nothing playing [TS]

01:18:13   but I'm I'm fine once there's music or [TS]

01:18:16   something coming through the headphones [TS]

01:18:17   or two sometimes on an airplane i will [TS]

01:18:21   play airplane engine noise through the [TS]

01:18:23   head I'm not listening to why what you [TS]

01:18:30   could play any type of white noise any [TS]

01:18:33   white noise [TS]

01:18:34   yeah but it's like a double drown out [TS]

01:18:37   the screaming child effects like but why [TS]

01:18:39   don't like rain now it's not as good [TS]

01:18:42   there's something about the airplane [TS]

01:18:43   noise which is really good at asking [TS]

01:18:45   connects the house but it's only you [TS]

01:18:48   would do that helped airplane noise on [TS]

01:18:51   an airplane with noise cancelling [TS]

01:18:52   headphones [TS]

01:18:53   that's great that's really great [TS]

01:18:56   you need some music any kind of music [TS]

01:18:59   sometimes I listen to music but I'm just [TS]

01:19:01   saying if I'm trying to sleep or [TS]

01:19:02   something I put on airplane noise for [TS]

01:19:04   him on the airplane with my [TS]

01:19:05   noise-canceling headphones [TS]

01:19:06   it's great everyone should try it but [TS]

01:19:11   anyways I was bringing that up only [TS]

01:19:12   because i would say like I can [TS]

01:19:13   sympathize with people who just cant use [TS]

01:19:15   the noise cancelling I can feel like who [TS]

01:19:17   if I was more sensitive to this these [TS]

01:19:20   headphones simply wouldn't be an option [TS]

01:19:22   so if anyone out there is thinking about [TS]

01:19:24   noise cancelling headphones you might [TS]

01:19:25   want to try the minister first see if [TS]

01:19:27   you have a bad reaction to them see [TS]

01:19:30   these bones that they look fine just any [TS]

01:19:32   any like bose headphones that don't have [TS]

01:19:35   my counseling will be effectively the [TS]

01:19:36   same scenario there over the years [TS]

01:19:38   they're fine i have just got some [TS]

01:19:42   sennheiser bluetooth headphones [TS]

01:19:45   sennheiser MM 400ex who they're not [TS]

01:19:50   great sounding the only reason I have [TS]

01:19:52   these is the [TS]

01:19:53   have buttons on the side the art touch [TS]

01:19:56   buttons they are physical buttons and [TS]

01:19:58   they have like little ridges on them so [TS]

01:19:59   you can control playback whilst walking [TS]

01:20:03   around without looking at anything [TS]

01:20:04   whoo that's why i got those and my [TS]

01:20:07   recording headphones [TS]

01:20:08   recently I bought the biodynamic dt 770 [TS]

01:20:13   pro head the headphones this was because [TS]

01:20:16   i went to Marco's house and I put these [TS]

01:20:20   on my head and I listen to some music [TS]

01:20:22   that i know and heard things in the [TS]

01:20:25   music I hadn't heard before so well with [TS]

01:20:28   these headphones they sound great to [TS]

01:20:31   hear things in my voice that you haven't [TS]

01:20:33   heard before with those headphones and [TS]

01:20:34   of course [TS]

01:20:35   mmm i have a little man inside your [TS]

01:20:38   brain that controls everything right [TS]

01:20:40   pulling the levers oculus Gavin would [TS]

01:20:43   like to know are we Twitter [TS]

01:20:45   completionists with the completionist [TS]

01:20:46   somebody who reads every tweet i used to [TS]

01:20:49   be more than I am now [TS]

01:20:51   now I'm if I'm many many hundreds of [TS]

01:20:53   tweets behind i'm okay with skipping [TS]

01:20:54   them this was one of the things that [TS]

01:20:57   came out of my time away from twitter [TS]

01:20:59   but now I'm okay with it i do like to [TS]

01:21:03   read the majority of stuff because I [TS]

01:21:05   follow these people for a reason because [TS]

01:21:07   i want to read what they have to say but [TS]

01:21:09   I don't go crazy about it now like I [TS]

01:21:11   used to do i'm going to assume that [TS]

01:21:13   you're not now i have not and have never [TS]

01:21:15   been and it's in no small part because [TS]

01:21:17   I've always felt that ago we talked [TS]

01:21:20   about twitter again but one of the [TS]

01:21:22   benefits of twitter is its current pneus [TS]

01:21:26   the Twitter feels like what is happening [TS]

01:21:29   right now so even from the very very [TS]

01:21:33   beginning times when i first signed up [TS]

01:21:36   for twitter i don't know a couple years [TS]

01:21:37   ago I never felt any compulsion to read [TS]

01:21:41   things that were in the past it it just [TS]

01:21:44   twitter to me feels like a very current [TS]

01:21:47   president thing and so I've always found [TS]

01:21:51   the notion of people who are Twitter [TS]

01:21:52   completionists to be just a little weird [TS]

01:21:55   like it but that's not what the tool is [TS]

01:21:57   right i mean of course the tool is [TS]

01:21:58   whatever people want it to be but that [TS]

01:22:00   just seems so auntie my conception of [TS]

01:22:04   what twitter is for so I [TS]

01:22:06   i have i am not and have never been a [TS]

01:22:08   Twitter completionist autumn would like [TS]

01:22:11   to know [TS]

01:22:11   do we ever make the mistake of staying [TS]

01:22:13   up far too late or sleeping in a regular [TS]

01:22:16   day I stay up far too late every day I [TS]

01:22:20   was that you sleep in every day don't [TS]

01:22:22   you sleep in every day I go to bed at [TS]

01:22:24   2am i woke up half nine today that seems [TS]

01:22:28   pretty early we were having an instant [TS]

01:22:29   message conversation the other day and I [TS]

01:22:31   realized it was like 830 in the morning [TS]

01:22:33   or something I asked oh god what are you [TS]

01:22:34   doing up so early because I think that's [TS]

01:22:36   early for you [TS]

01:22:37   sometimes i'm awake at that time but it [TS]

01:22:39   is a city early if you go to bed at two [TS]

01:22:41   in the morning but don't you go to bed [TS]

01:22:44   at two in the morning because you're [TS]

01:22:45   recording shows then what's the latest [TS]

01:22:46   recording a show i only now I have made [TS]

01:22:49   some changes i record one show every two [TS]

01:22:53   weeks and midnight starting it been nice [TS]

01:22:56   i am at my god what show is that as [TS]

01:22:58   analog oh and then the rest of them now [TS]

01:23:01   i'm usually done by APM we had a rough [TS]

01:23:05   that's a rough time slide the midnight [TS]

01:23:07   timeslot yeah yeah working the late [TS]

01:23:10   shift [TS]

01:23:10   yeah is it is it is turkey hence why now [TS]

01:23:13   it's every two weeks so you just stay up [TS]

01:23:17   late all the time then just you stay up [TS]

01:23:19   to in the morning because that's just [TS]

01:23:20   your the way you are [TS]

01:23:22   yeah that's just the way I am can't [TS]

01:23:25   change that can change it can't fight it [TS]

01:23:27   but you have to be self-employed so that [TS]

01:23:29   you can stay up until two in the morning [TS]

01:23:31   yeah it's an absolute requirement so I [TS]

01:23:34   mean the question of course [TS]

01:23:35   do you ever make the mistake the answer [TS]

01:23:37   is of course right humans humans make [TS]

01:23:41   the mistake of doing this just recently [TS]

01:23:43   as my own holiday was coming to a close [TS]

01:23:45   i made the mistake of like oh I'll just [TS]

01:23:48   keep playing fact oreo for a little [TS]

01:23:50   while longer [TS]

01:23:51   hello just a little while longer just a [TS]

01:23:52   lot while longer and then you realize [TS]

01:23:54   like oh it's actually three in the [TS]

01:23:55   morning like what have I done [TS]

01:23:57   this is just this is a terrible decision [TS]

01:24:00   that I didn't even know I was making I [TS]

01:24:02   was just like I'm having a good time and [TS]

01:24:04   then suddenly like i'm so sleepy why [TS]

01:24:06   it's go bum way up way way too late [TS]

01:24:10   that's why so yes of course occasionally [TS]

01:24:13   make that mistake [TS]

01:24:16   and when it's been holiday time I am way [TS]

01:24:20   more likely to make that mistake because [TS]

01:24:22   I feel like oh there's no there's no [TS]

01:24:24   constraints or anything and then it is [TS]

01:24:26   it is that very mistake that I find [TS]

01:24:30   compounds for me in a bad way like I [TS]

01:24:32   definitely know that i am a person who [TS]

01:24:35   benefits from routine and no matter how [TS]

01:24:40   much i might think we're breaking the [TS]

01:24:41   routine is fun sometimes there's always [TS]

01:24:43   a price to pay for it later and so I [TS]

01:24:48   have been struggling to get back into [TS]

01:24:51   the working routine precisely because of [TS]

01:24:52   staying up late or waking up too late in [TS]

01:24:55   the morning but now that we have [TS]

01:24:58   recorded this episode of cortex the [TS]

01:25:00   working routine is back in place [TS]