Hi. My name is Ryan*
Like many of you, I have big ideas and bigger dreams. I have pages and pages of notes for projects that become less and less realistic with every passing day. And every time I let an opportunity pass me by, I wonder “what if.”
At first, it was “what if I had a little more time.” I read books on Time Management and even created an online course teaching people how to use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix.
But I soon discovered that it wasn’t about having enough time. While I wholeheartedly agree that time is our most precious resource, it’s actually one I have in spades.
No, my problem is that I don’t have enough energy. I spend all my spare time recuperating from the demands of my job and, well, life in general. I have a really good job, but it takes a lot of energy to do it well. And as I consistently rise to meet the new and interesting challenges that come my way, I find I have less and less energy to do anything else.
So, I set out to determine how I could increase my available energy. I read books, I talked to friends who were similarly struggling, and had many self-reflective moments. This project is the result of those efforts.
This project is about:
- Building an intentional framework for understanding the inputs and outputs of my personal energy
- Identifying practical and actionable strategies for increasing my energy and achieving success
- Validating these concepts through personal tests in the real world (i.e. my life)
In short, I’m a guy who’s not where he wants to be in life, who recognizes that his personal energy is the limiting factor in moving forward, and is struggling to find a tool he can use to make positive changes and realize his dreams.
This may be (ok, probably will be) a rocky road; but it’s going to be one heck of a ride! And I cordially invite you to join me.
Welcome to The Jack of Spades.
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*Wait, you mean your name isn’t actually Jack? Nope. It’s just a moniker I like. Maybe I’ll write a post about it some day.