John B Petersen III

Experiments

My experiment with writing a new post every day is over… (for now)

I’m all about experimenting to find the best results. I can’t help it. It’s the engineer in me — the 8 year old with a chemistry set.

My cofounder is the exact opposite. We go to lunch, and he finds the one thing on the menu that he really likes and sticks with it. I will try almost everything on the menu before I settle.

I’ve been doing a lot of “life hack" experimenting recently with things like how much sleep I need, my gym schedule, writing blog posts every day, etc. My newest experiment was the decision to go to the gym at the end of the day. After waking up at 6:30am to go to work and literally rushing home at 9:00pm so I could get my workout in before the gym closes at 11, I don’t think this experiment is going to end well. But I’ll give it at least a week.

Anyways, back to the writing experiment. A lot of people recommend writing something everyday, and I tend to agree with many of the reasons why they suggest this. I also really enjoy writing, but there were definitely some times when it was forced.

As we gear up for the final 6 weeks leading up to NY Tech Day, I realize time is not my friend. I will still try to post regularly, and hopefully by posting less, the quality will increase.

#6WordSummary: always be experimenting improving learning exploring