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donychristie · 3d ago

I memed someone else into doing a dopamine detox weekend the past couple weeks, and they say they get benefit out of passively watching TV (it's nonconceptual). Could work! I'd like to try (when life lets me) to make Saturdays a read-or-video-game-only day.

donychristie · 9d ago

Why is a cover photo required? That can take a lot of extra work to find a good photo.

donychristie · 9d ago

I think I would get a TON of usage out of this site if it could help me solve personal problems and I knew that the people who would respond are very openminded, playful, a bit wacky, very lateral thinkers who grok the concept of "gifting" in improv-speak.

I HATE whenever I post an idea to Facebook and people will give uninspired comments or criticism! Like I KNOW the idea is weird and imperfect you idiots! Why can't you just work with the idea and see where it goes rather than tear it down!?

There's my pain point.

donychristie · 9d ago

I have made a submission. I really like the idea of the site as I am big into collaborative creativity.

I feel uncertain what happens next after making a submission. Will I get an email that someone responded? What if someone's critical of my idea? How will I know if others have posted submissions on that entry? What if someone combines an idea of mine with someone else's idea - will I get a notification? Will I get some kind of reward?

donychristie · 9d ago

I'm having trouble making a submission or comment. Before I made an account, it felt confusing to me why I the submission fields looked clickable but weren't. I registered and now have to activate before I can post. Is there a way you can make marginal contribution 10x easier by allowing someone to be able to at least start writing in the form field before they have to 1) register and 2) activate?

donychristie · 9d ago

Have you tried Focusmate? You might like it. I use it quite a bit, including for doing my evening routine script (which involves planning my day the night before).

I don't know how to break though! I typically continue thinking about next tasks. I should go for a walk or something else embodied and nonthinking. Also Twitter is horrible for my productivity, I'll get sucked in for hours - legitimately addicting!

I want to start using my timer to put a ceiling on how long relatively unimportant tasks take.

donychristie · 9d ago

I'd say my biggest mistake is not putting more hours into it. This is probably because I'm avoiding it. I'm probably avoiding it because the nature of what to do next is unclear to me. It's unclear to me because... I'm afraid of deciding, then getting the next action wrong and being criticized for it? I'm afraid of getting the next action wrong and being criticized because... The stakes are important and I must get it right or I'm bad or something?

donychristie · 40d ago

The Facebook chat is just for personal support.

I can't message you on LinkedIn. Here is my Calendly (next Monday's the best earliest day to reach me):

donychristie · 41d ago

Great question! I was meaning to think more about this (especially for this upcoming goal-crafting workshop I'm doing).

What am I a part of besides Pioneer:
- Yancey Strickler's 'Bentoism' Zoom calls
- A small FB chat I made for my startup, that I want to add more people to but am worried about risking rejection if I ask someone if they want to join a support chat, though I know they're supportive
- I've signed up for Startup School but haven't gotten into it yet
- Probably something else that counts, but I forget

It is really hard for me to peg down what exactly I want when I say "support group". Something like: a gamified, set-in-motion, responsive feedback loop.

What I would most like:
- A dedicated coworking/co-accountability time in the morning where I work on a single thing to move my startup forward.
- Finances: something like a group where I post all of my expenditures and income each day, I would then know that at least a few people have seen it, and I know I will get feedback from people that I like. Offloaded cognition.
- "Calls": scheduling calls with people is instrumental to many values of mine. I could log how many calls I did that day and make sure I'm doing some number.
- Dating: a specific instance of calling. I'd like support for the # of dates I am going on and encouragement to seek out more.
- Weight loss: I wanted to get to 12% bodyfat by the end of the year. The only way this will happen is if I join a strong accountability group that feedbacks me into a better diet and also exercise.

That's just some ideas. I feel really confused about all of the parameters involved with implementing any one of them. I'd love to jump on a call with you if you could help me determine those. Biggest obstacle I think is that it's hard to get people to understand what are the components of an agreed-upon group structure - worse if I don't even know! This is the same problem for what I'm working on - making group coordination - so our interests are well-aligned.

donychristie · 41d ago

Custom-fitted support groups for every habit/area of my life.