My current mission is: Help people make better choices. Not only does a mission inspire new ideas, it’s cool to see how what I’m already doing fits in with my mission.
My book aligns perfectly with this mission, because it helps others make choices about how to use the time we have. My recent work on the Dutch coronavirus app, while totally different than the book, also fits right in, as it helps people get a handle on personal decisions that can mitigate the whole community’s COVID risk. My old company Blendle also fit, because we believed that accessible quality journalism helps people make better choices in their lives.
And so my plan gives me energy, because I feel like I’m working on what I’m meant to do. Most of the rest of my plan is just a long list of questions, notes, and thoughts I’ve jotted down, along with links to related articles.
One of the main aspects of my work smart method (and my book) is how I continually aim to make projects and tasks more specific, more concrete. This master plan is one big happy exception to that rule. It’s a place to dream big without having to think about the next practical step, but simply enjoying the freedom of an empty canvas. Where anything’s possible.