Daily Coping 25 Aug 2020

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.

Today’s tip is to tell someone about a book or article you found helpful.

I go through a random collection of books and articles all the time. I read a lot, but mostly fiction, and it’s rare I pass along recommendations to others. However, I’ve seen some good articles that I sometimes pass along to friends or my kids.

Here’s one I sent on. It’s from David Perell and is titled, The Magic Moment. This talks about the creative process, and how you should go with it when you feel creativity is flowing. Don’t want and plan things, or reschedule them. When you feel ready to create something, spend the time right then to do so.

I sent this to a few people I know that are creative, but I think it applies to software developers as well. I know that when I feel like writing, I write. If I get in the zone writing some code, I’ll let me day fall apart and focus on that project. Usually that highly focused time is valuable.

Don’t make people go to meetings if they are productive elsewhere.

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