"Only if we face these open wounds in ourselves can we understand them in other people." - James Baldwin
Better Questions is all about getting better.
That means being more creative and productive.
That means managing emotions.
That means thinking more clearly.
The core of Better Questions is the weekly email. It goes out every Wednesday at 6 am EST, and covers one question I think will be valuable for people who care about making awesome things.
The philosophy - and the method - behind everything I do here is Learn, Make, Teach.
I learn something new...
I make something useful with that knowledge...
And then I teach what I learned.
My name's Dan. I read a lot, I take a lot of notes, and I like breaking down complex subjects into systems I can use in my own life.
I also founded and run a 7-figure marketing agency. I love my work, which is always challenging and always changing. I can probably never work for anyone else again.
There are a few posts that have really stood out as "foundational" to what I'm trying to do here.
If you're looking for a good place to start, I'd start with these.
As close to a mission statement as this blog gets.
On your responsibility to the world.
Practical Notes On Depression From a Semi-Famously Depressed Person
On what depression is, what it isn't, and how I try to deal with it.
The Factory Floor
In some ways, this post was where Better Questions first "became itself." Also the first reference to Personal Danban.
On mob mentality, the internet, and building something better.
My personal productivity system, explained.
My Quarterly Review and Planning Process
Probably the most important thing I do each week, and one of my longest-running habits.