WORK CONTINUES TO BE AMAZINGLY FULFILLING
Old age. If you're really just cranking along I don't see a pressing reason why your life should end without your specific intent.
PARAMOTORING JEEZ CHRISTIAN WHEN ARE WE DOING THIS
Jim Carrey as The Riddler because then it'd be like I was reading *everyone's* minds and that didn't end badly at all.
A salad with meat, which has been a pretty consistent dinner over the last month. I'm diggin' the consistency.
If you could only hear one voice that you are familiar with for the rest of your life from the mouth of all people, whose would it be?
I'd probably want to pick a voice actor that enunciates well and can imitate lots of voices. Maybe the dude that did the Harry Potter audiobook or my friend Breena.
Make me dinner :D
If you could eliminate one thing you do each day in the bathroom so that you never had to do it again, what would it be?
No thank you.
Hold another emergency election to replace myself.
Ok but what is the real me though.
Myself from the future? Can I say that?
The friendship I have with my sister <3 Strong time advantage there though.
I'm actually pretty okay with most world governments right now. I'm pretty confident I couldn't do a better job.
I'm pretty sure I could be optimizing more here. Breathing is pretty important and I do it fairly frequently.
I freakin' love building stuff, more than any other activity (including ziplining, which is just like, one of the most fun things you can do).
Any interaction I have with a machine can be optimized 🤓
I feel like *most* of what I do is for future me.
What is something that feels productive to you in the moment, but usually ends up wasting time and energy?
Agonizing over purchasing decisions. Just buy it and if it's bad get a different one.
I'm awash in time to work on what I want to work on. It's a luxury and a privilege I appreciate immensely.
I've gotten much better at establishing healthy boundaries.
I tried to get Final Cut pro to do what I wanted and it kept lagging out.
I'm headed up to New York (🎵headed to NEW YORK, headed to NEW YORK🎵)
My journaling and emails habits have fallen off the wagon a bit.
Long stretched of focused uninterrupted work time.
A pine forest right after it rains.
I had several kinda crazy technical breakthroughs that are letting me automate computers in ways I didn't know they could be automated. That'd be on the recap.
BATMAAAAAAN! dunnanananananananananananananananananananananana BATMAN!!!
I'm kinda diggin' this time period actually, though I think the 90s would've been fun to live in as an adult.
When I'm driving to the post office to mail a check to the IRS.
When I'm a hundred feet down a rabbit hole building a machine to shave a yak that I'll never need to shave again.
Anything is possible with the power of God and anime on your side.
"The ability to acquire any other sup-" OKAY CALM DOWN
A magic thumb.
I'd really like to understand taxes better.
If you could write a letter on one side of a sticky note to yourself from one year ago, how could you make the most money possible?
Frequently and with praise.
SO MANY LO-FI BEATS
Jeez I dunno. Tyrion Lannister has a reasonably good deathwish.
Huh. Nothing notably funny happened to me today.
Is it possible *not* to grow from experiences?
Jeez. Like, everything? I'm really enjoying the work in the moment though. Future me is going to have a lot of stuff going on.
"hows about tree fiddy"
What would you write in a letter to your younger self? What would you thank, praise, comfort, and scold them for?
Hey good job developing technical skills. Maybe work on balancing manic coding marathons with sleeping better, exercising more, and improving your relationships.
HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER
"Hey please limit your time outside today—allergies are killing me today."
First I would befriend Marie Kondo...
Once this COVID-19 thing blows over I'd love to pick up swing dancing again.
Yes. But is my diet happy with me? 🤔
If you could steal one thing in the world, other than money, without getting caught, what would you take?
Don't you dear "your heart!" the person you're listening to this with.
Going down internet rabbit holes, especially ones that lead to watching "Baby Shark Dance," "Despacito," "Shape of You," and this delightful Russian children's show called "Masha and The Bear."
Why do you drive on a parkway, but park in a driveway? 🤔
Oh jeez is that song really from 2009? That was so long ago! Also wow this is an interesting music video. Also wow the clean version is hilarious.
I could make some masks out of old tshirts and set them up by the door!
If you had a daily podcast where you could ask your audience any question to ponder, what would you ask?
It had to happen eventually ¯_(ツ)_/¯
The skill of acquiring more skills. I know how this game works.
mAyBe ItS yOu O_o
I like to think I'd do things like start building factories for 7 vaccines at the same time, but I'd probably do a lot of much sillier things first.
"An eight. Eight point five. Or a nine. Not over a nine point eight because there is always room for improvement." - Draco Malfoy
Faded dishes with chipped edges, tiny spoons, forks that aren't good, and dull knives to start with and WHO KNOWS WHERE WE'LL GO FROM THERE
I think my ideal position has more outsourcing, but I'm pretty good at designing systems that are so effective that I can run them entirely on my own, so I'm actually pretty happy with what I'm doing.
By passing some freakin' butter.
Man, I dunno. I feel like I'm kinda jammin' out right now at maximum fulfillment.
I had a really cool chat with the team behind the Dreem 2 sleep headband that I felt very happy about. I'd like to stash that memory away someplace safe.
If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but couldn't take anything out, which store would you pick?
REI would probably be the most fun. Also they've got plenty of food. Ooo also maybe the crazy pyramid Outdoor World in Memphis.
Paragliding kinda dropped off my radar. I'd like to pick that back up.
If you could push a button and be invisible for one hour a single time, where would you go and what would you do?
Realistically I'd put myself under the strictest environment of study so I'd have a chance of figuring out how the laws of physics can be bent this way, but my fun answer is that I'd plan a heist.
Your answer better not be "going to the grocery store."
I recorded another week of Your Thoughts episodes! :D
I think the answer from the musical is "the ol' act-like-I'm-going-to-shoot-you-in-a-dual-but-then-don't-and-let-you-kill-me trick." Classic.
I've taken up slacklining since my gym closed. It's a freakin' blast and fits in a backpack.
"Free money, cold beer after a long hard hot working day, warm blankets on a cold day, sand in between my toes on a beach and laughing so hard you can't breathe with good friends." - Sam
It sucks that hay fever has a very similar symptom profile to a much more popular diagnosis.
The only winning move is not to play.
We're changing some things around here.
Keep improooooooving! If you're not growing, you're dying.
I'd be the mere concept of virtual instruments in Garage Band.
"To create systems that save human time and chew bubblegum."
Tony Stark has supplanted Batman recently. His gear is cooler.
It'd probably either have something to do with the median income being outrageously high or the life and times of Riley Dodge.
If you could "uninvent" one thing in the world so that it would no longer exist, what would you choose?
I think fast food has had a great run, and sure was fun while America was excited about cars, and I think if it were taken away overnight something much better would replace it.
I'd want to work for a SaaS entrepreneur that was just nailing marketing, and I'd want to learn how to do marketing with them. Maybe Chris Gimmer? I'd like to reach out to him...
It used to just be defined as "exactly how much that one kilogram weight weighs over there," but (you'll never see this coming) then that weight changed how much it weighed so people were like "OH NO WHAT DO WE DO NOW" so that's what they did.
My brother-in-law Tyler and I have fundamentally different world views, yet somehow land on very similar behavior.
Contact wikileaks immediately.
"I was trying my best, and I think you were too."
Why do I sometimes wake up feeling groggy even though I went through my bedtime routine perfectly 🤔
Wake up, grab a brush, put a little makeup, hide my scars to fade away the shakeup, intentionally leave my keys upon the table, and then do some light fiction writing.
EATING SUGAR. Jeez once I slip and have some full-sugar chocolate I just get that craving and can't stop hunting down more sugary foods.
"He sure did publish a lot of podcasts."
"None of that mattered, but I'm glad we had fun."
"Huh—we don't become an actor or director? Oh, we kinda do? Neat."
Wear an eye mask, ear plugs, and an EEG sleep tracker every night.
I'd love it if "to Christian Genco" something meant to hyper-optimize it after exhaustively learning as much as you can about it. Ex: "I Christian Genco'd buying a car and now I not only have the best car for me at the cheapest price but I also made an app so everyone else can find the best car for them."
I'd like to grow: my height (a tad), my basketball skills, my number of females (from zero to one, so I could converse with her), and my number of baseball-carrying bunnies residing in caps who possess a 1964 Chevy Impala.
If your answer is "NOTHING I HAVE NO WEAKNESSES I AM VERY STRONG," I'd wager you're living in an unhealthy situation where it's not safe to express your vulnerabilities because they'll be used against you ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I haven't actually watched any of The Smartest Guys in the Room yet, but I hear it's good?
If you could switch places with someone 100 years ago, or 100 years in the future, which would you pick and why?
I'm consistently amused by people forgetting that, depending on your race and geographic location, traveling back in time would be worse in literally every way.
OH JEEZ how have I not changed. I feel like 2020 Christian is living an almost entirely different life from 2019 Christian.
Learning to SCUBA dive and going zip lining feels like the most stereotypically adventurous thing I've done, but it was actually pretty chill. I think starting therapy felt the most adventurous.
I'd want to be famous for bringing good luck to people who gave me money. Maybe I want to be a fountain 🤔
For bonus points, start a conversation involving all four at the same time.
I thought the dishes in the dishwasher were clean, but the dishwasher was actually paused last night so they were still soapy. I was surprised by this information after I had already put the dishes away. FML.
I feel like I would either feel more anxious because the thoughts I thought other people were thinking would be confirmed as their thoughts, or less anxious because I'd realize I'm just projecting and they actually barely think about me. The later is probably more likely.
This podcast takes like an hour per week to produce, so it's definitely up there.
My new Canon M50 is ludicrously fun.What is an f-value and how does it work? Like, physically? Also the lenses are so fun to fiddle with.
Three guesses as to what yesterday's... wait, no.
Three guesses as to what tomorrow's prompt will be.
You ever say a word so many times it stops making sense as a word?
Kinda like everything right now, actually.
SLEEP. That nap was amazing.
One day, I'm going to die.
I rewatched that video recently KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN and it still got me.
"WHAT DO WE WANT?" "MORE EPISODES!" "WHEN DO WE WANT THEM?" "ONCE PER DAY AT 5AM CST!"
I'm pretty proud of my Italian accent 😏
Thoughts. I can't evict them because something something squatters' rights.
I hope Vito Corleone doesn't subscribe to Your Thoughts. Or actually, that'd be cool. I just hope he doesn't listen to this particular episode.
"To disregard females and acquire currency."
"Myself" is a perfectly valid answer. So is "hosts of avant garde podcasts."
When children are grumpy you make them take a nap, so I've started forcing myself to take naps when I'm grumpy. It's hard.
"Nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, and computer hacking skills" - my ideal self
Morning walk, kettlebell swings, and nervously bouncing my legs all day while working.
I got so much more done today, even though I didn't feel like it, because I'm so darn good at planning.
GROWTH ALL DAY EVERY DAY
Lots of active listening.
My mastermind call. Those dudes give me such an excited productive energy.
Kinda like a generally positive and productive atmosphere. I felt like I was jammin'
1. maintain healthy habits, 2. finish productivity presentation, 3. record this podcast
For real though this sleep tracker cured me of my debilitating lifetime sleep onset insomnia and is the most significant life improvement I've made in years.
If someone could gift me like 100 hours of a personal assistant's time that would be pretty rad.
Actually I think doing a comedy special would be a blast.
Following my todo list TO THE LETTER
"…I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
"hey bro you jelly of my 2020 vision? 😎"
Bidets are superior to toilet paper in every way.
If it's letmein, iloveyou, monkey, qazwsx, or 1q2w3e4r, you should probably change it.
Seemingly simple tasks like "move this file from here to there" are really, really, really complicated for most people to do.
"Ok but not every episode is like this the questions change every day" - you recommending this podcast to a friend today
When I started tracking my time and realizing how much was being burned on mindless YouTubing I was horrified.
"Yes" - me
"Because that's the way it is" - Dr. Mason, MD
I went parasailing for the first time four days ago and you can just fly in the air like a bird.
I just went for the first time and holy cow you can just breath underwater like a fish.
I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to mangos and I have never chosen not to eat one.
🎼I AM OOOON MY WAAAAAYYY I CAN GOOOO THE DISTANCE
Any sort of shopping.
The implied question here is whether or not you care about yourself. I wouldn't be so gauche as to ask that one, though.
If you interacted with a person the same way you interact with that app, would you still hang out?
No relationship is perfectly balanced, but none should feel chronically and unfairly imbalanced.
It's so much easier for me to get what I need after I've figured out what I need. Sometimes I feel like a very complicated baby.
"…you're not better than this."
"Don't make a dad joke, don't do it, you're better than this…"
Having had a crisis recently, I can tell you precisely who I called. I've since called them about non-crisis-related things.
Wanna be in mine? We listen to podcasts!
I'm going to keep promoting this book until everyone has read it.
December 9th and whoa I just got deja vu.
This was so much easier when I was forced to be around the same group of people every day and friendship was the most effective coping mechanism.
After a day of cranking out precisely what I set out that morning to accomplish. Mmm, that sweet ambrosia of productivity.
"Because I'm scared!" is usually my internal response, which I've decided is an unjustifiable reason.
*pulls out full list of grievances from Festivus*
Healthier, wealthier, and wiser I suppose. But what two habits could I change to achieve all three at once 🤔