3 Words

I’ve done a few different methods to help give a year a barometer for success. Most years I’ve stuck with only 1 word. But I’ve always watched Chris Brogan’s 3 Words method – and I’m going to give it a shot this year.

For those curious to know more. Here’s the run down.

BE.

I’ve always struggled and consistently ask myself “Who is nick?” hence the domain name. This obsession with self-awareness and assessment perhaps has taken me out of the world instead of being in it.

I want to accept and just “be”. To “be” in the world. To “be” me and not try and justify, or assess, or ask why do I like all these different things, or try an make them fit into something. Just “be”.

EXPOSED.

Why not expose? Because that “d” at the end gives it a naked context.

To continue on the same path as “be,” not only do I want to accept myself, but I also want that person to participate in the world, and my self-censor is strong.

Maybe I need to be uncomfortable and raw in the world. Learn to have that small pang of fear with everything I do – like walking onto a stage.

CREATE.

No matter what. I am a creative person. Look back at all my projects and blogs. All the things I make. This is not just a reminder that I should “create”, but I should create no matter what’s going on in my life.

While I’m not going to make one of those “I will make something every day,” declarations, I am going to use this to strive for that. And if I can combine it with “Be” and “Exposed” – maybe something might happen.

9,999 pieces of crap

I like the way Tom Webster thinks. In his latest newsletter, he talks about the “fail forward” mentality.

Here’s a phrase that’s used to promote failing fast

Edison made 10,000 failed versions of the light bulb.

Here’s what it should be

Edison made 9,999 crappy lightbulbs and shipped 1.

The WordPress Yo-Yo

It’s that time again. Github and gitpages you’ve been great. But I’m lazy. Lazier than lazy lately.

So it’s time to head on back to wordpress. I’ll be doing this slowly. So chances are, this site will flicker and flub, maybe even a blorp to a final kapow!

Thanks for all the fish.

My Personality (2020 Edition)

The past year has been a tough one. Let’s distract myself for a moment to see how my personality test holds up to last years.

Your type is: INFP

“Questor”. High capacity for caring. Emotional face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population.

Introverted (I) 67.74% / Extroverted (E) 32.26%
Intuitive (N) 82.14% / Sensing (S) 17.86%
Feeling (F) 73.33% / Thinking (T) 26.67%
Perceiving (P) 80% / Judging (J) 20%

Type 1 Orderliness |||||| 30%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||||||||| 73%
Type 3 Image Awareness |||||||||||||| 53%
Type 4 Individuality |||||||||||||||||| 80%
Type 5 Rationality |||||||||| 33%
Type 6 Cautiousness |||| 16%
Type 7 Adventurousness ||||||||||||||| 66%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||| 46%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||||||||| 73%

Your main type is Type 4

Your variant stacking is spsxso

type score type behavior motivation
4 24 I must be unique/different to survive.
2 22 I must be helpful and caring to survive.
9 22 I must maintain peace/calm to survive.
7 20 I must be fun and entertained to survive.
3 16 I must be impressive and attractive to survive.

High level – still INFP Type 4 with the same variant. Lower level – I seemed to have taken some of my rationality and replaced with aggressiveness.
I think we all are feeling it. That – and my kid is 2. You try and survive that without a little more aggressiveness.

If you’re curious about yours, this was made using the Jung+Enneagram test.

Testing Netlify CMS

Testing a netlify cms post. There’s a few things I’m still wrapping my head around. But interesting so far.

Update: Well that was interesting. Did some strange post not found. But after refresh worked. Does it always do that?

Update 2020-09-08: Never used Netlify for this, so not as interesting as I thought.