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Optimizing for Serendipity

Chad Moore
Chad Moore
Hi, I’m Chad Moore. You’re receiving this email as you signed up for my Newsletter, called Presence. I appreciate you being here and reading! I’d love to hear from you, send a reply if you want to chat. 

Anew
As I mentioned in last weeks email, I’ve changed newsletter services. My emails will look a little different, and I do have some basic tracking turned on now. Nothing specific to you or your data. Just how many people open the emails, what is clicked on most, etc.
I want to be fully transparent here, so if you have any questions or concerns, let me know, or unsubscribe if you’d like.
I’m making this change as I want to grow my reach. I’m focusing on writing and making short podcasts to well, get better as a writer and podcaster. With the additional goals of helping people express themselves creatively.
If you ever want to chat about creativity and how you can add or enhance it in your own life, find a time for us to talk.
I love the idea of optimizing for serendipity and moving to this system should encourage easier and more frequent writing, sharing, communication, and collaboration.
Your past and your future do not exist
We’re thinking ahead, creating a future in our minds. Anxiety about what could, should, and would happen cloud this vision of our future selves. 
And when we reflect, we’re recreating a past event. Our minds add in our thoughts, feelings, and emotions from that time. Augmented by those from the lives we’ve lived since that past event. 
Humans aren’t good at thinking in absolutes, we think relatively.
That past experience is all relative to what’s happened and what we’ve thought since, up until right now. The future in our minds is relative to what we’re feeling now too.
So, we do not have a future or a past at all.
All we have is right now.
Making a Racket
I really like this new podcast thing, well it’s sort of a podcast. It’s called Racket, and it’s awesome. Here’s some recent episodes I’ve recorded, and sketchnotes I’ve made that go with them.
I made a Racket with Redy2Go and it was a blast! He titled it “don’t think, speak! dawn of golden (orange) creativity thu constraints
click the image to listen...
click the image to listen...
Matt Guay asked me “What’s the best trick you’ve found to help creative people do better creative work?
Click the image to hear my reply:
click the image to listen to my reply ...
click the image to listen to my reply ...
You can find out more about Matt here (he’s a founder of Racket!):
Make a Racket with me
Let’s find a time to chat about anything and everything on Racket!
How to get started with Sketchnotes
Chris Wilson and I gave a short talk (25 minutes) on how to get started with sketchnotes at Micro.camp. We included some exercises for you to try. Make a sketchnote and share it. It’s about drawing ideas and not making beautiful art!
Micro Camp: Chad Moore and Chris Wilson
Micro Camp: Chad Moore and Chris Wilson
You can find out more about Chris here. He’s a great creative partner!
Thanks for reading
I’d like to leave you with a question I’ve been thinking about, and invite you to share your thoughts on it.
What is easy for you that seems like magic to others?
I think I originally heard this through James Clear‘s work.
Reply and let me know your thoughts…
Until next week.
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Chad Moore
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