“I want to learn to listen rather than to compulsively assume I know the answers to everything. I want to play with ideas, because I’m ok with being wrong. I want to instigate thought. I want to be a fool stumbling towards some sort of ecstasy. I guess what I’m really seeking is joy, isn’t it?”
Chad has written a few fairly popular pieces on reading, productivity, and not going paperless for places like Todoist & The Observer. He’s also had had writing referenced by LifeHacker, and published one book of poetry called Erectile Dysfunction: Stunted Poems of Stilted Emotions.
He says he’s a writer at heart, but has found a new voice in podcasting. His bookshelves are overly full because he more books than he has time to read—but despite his eagerness, he confesses that the true value comes from contemplation rather than consumption. That’s why he wrote Read Less, Learn More..
Some of his current favorite books are Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Between the World and Me, The Celestine Prophecy, & In Search of Lost Time.
Some of his favorite films are 8 1/2, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Dictator, & Dodes’ka-den.
He plays guitar, but he’s never been in a band. He used to have a terrible voice, but now he sing in the shower. Sometimes he draws, or paints. And he loves to play around with black and white photography.
In another life he might have been a criminal profiler, a jazz drummer, an architect, or a children’s book illustrator.
He doesn’t have personal social media accounts, preferring to put his time into the podcasts, and his writing.
July 31st, 2019 | 2 hrs 15 mins
urinating . misophonia . putting things in writing . cursive for the brain . do we crave from the world what we are lacking in ourselves . genetic attraction & pheromones . sandwich symmetry
July 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 45 mins
the price of concerts . taking ownership of projects & goals . the balance between staying afloat today and building a future . talent doesn't make you unique . importance of struggle . don't tell people until you're done . the balance of work and play
July 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
is originality in the movie industry dead . having high expectations of a film . taking a news and social media break . true crime fascination . lots of movie trivia
July 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 42 mins
reading your old writing . storm area 51??? . amalgum vs amalgamation . waiting for permission . avoiding responsibility
July 22nd, 2019 | 2 hrs 11 mins
being born in the wrong era . musical scores & jingles . building a personal knowledge management system . tags vs folders . instrumental music
July 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 48 mins
desert island guitarist . wish I wrote that . personal information management . notebooks . patience with the creative process . desirable difficulty
July 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 58 mins
going back to doing interviews . film accents . black cinema . the importance of intent . how the nature of conversation has changed
July 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 48 mins
black metal . lords of the manor . modeling . myspace . ideas of beauty, photoshop, and body image . dealing with depression . time travel
July 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins
pain management . working with one hand . guitar speed vs guitar feel
July 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 51 mins
connections to tv shows . time blocking . direct communication . gamification . auditing yourself . creating with the skill you have now
July 3rd, 2019 | 41 mins 21 secs
commitment . resistance to authenticity . comparing yourself to great artists
July 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 59 mins
accepting new identities . validation seeking . facing something daunting