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My First Daily Post

"The scariest moment is just before you start".

Stephen King

Over the past few weeks, I've been daily journalling. I've found it to be an extraordinarily helpful process to quieten the monkey mind and organise my thoughts. I'd come across the practice of daily journaling before, but it wasn't until I read Jerry Colonna's book, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up, that the value in the process really became clear for me.

But while daily journaling has been valuable, it feels like I need something more.

So inspired by Jerry, Seth Godin, Fred Wilson and many others I'm starting a blog. I have no idea how it's going to go, but I do have a few reasons for doing this:

  • I want to build a daily practice, to add more structure and discipline to my life.

  • I hope to use the act of writing as a forcing function to refine ideas, clarify thoughts and understand myself and the world around me better.

  • I want to challenge myself to be vulnerable by sharing my thoughts and ideas in public. I have many projects I started but didn't finish primarily due to fear of 'shipping it'.

  • I want to improve my writing - This short post has been an undertaking in itself!

Lastly, I think I have something to say, but I'm sure time will tell! I hope my writing can provide value to you and maybe to others as well, but primarily I aim to write for myself. I hope you will join me on the journey.