Booknotes: The Power of Less pp. 17-21

Starting to think this book could have benefited from The Power of
Less. Hand-wavey bullet lists are great for a daily blog but they come
across as the filler they are when in book form.

1. What are your values?

  • Abundance
  • Constancy
  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Liberty
  • Curiosity
  • Pride in what I and others accomplish
  • Respect for human dignity
  • Passion

2. What are your goals?

What do you want to achieve in life? Near immortality. Airships once
again ruling the skies. Transcendent music. A homestead that stands as
a beacon of hospitality and constancy in a shifting world. Resilient
community. Freedom from wage slavery. World peace.

How about next year? A bigger car, homeownership, the beginnings of
real income diversification, intermediate solo guitar chops, a
successful series of conference appearances, growth of Wide Teams to a
real community, a more comfortable pace of life (hah!).

Next month?

Get my small business finances sorted out an in the hands of someone
who knows what they are doing.

Today? Prep for two trips back-to-back.

3. What do you love?

My family. My friends, especially ones that are virtually family.
Writing elegant code. Playing music. Speaking to people’s hearts.
Listening to and supporting music. Living free. Granola.

4. What is important to you?

You see what I mean? Fluff. As if this wasn’t already covered by #1-3.

5. What has the biggest impact?

OK now I think we’re getting into the realm of questions to be asked
about individual projects. Stupid disorganized book. I’m skipping the
rest because they are all pretty context-specific from here on out.

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