What the work happened: Q1 + Q2 2023

A reflection on my work and life from January to June 2023.

July 20, 2023 · 12 min · Ondrej Markus

2022: Unanswered questions

A yearly reflection on my work and life in 2022.

January 30, 2023 · 11 min · Ondrej Markus

What the work happened: Q3 2022

My quarterly reflection about moving to Amsterdam, looking for a job, and designing games.

October 10, 2022 · 11 min · Ondrej Markus

What the work happened: Q2 2022

A very personal reflection on my work-life from April to June 2022.

July 11, 2022 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus

Why don't I do what I say I want

A month ago, I switched from a writing-only lifestyle to a part-time design job. I joined an innovation agency where I worked a year ago to lead a project with a big corporate client. We agreed on four days a week because I wanted to keep one day for writing. I promised myself I will keep writing articles every week. Well. I did not publish anything since then. And I’m not happy about that....

June 7, 2022 · 8 min · Ondrej Markus

What the work happened: Q1 2022

A very personal reflection on my work-life from January to March 2022.

April 28, 2022 · 20 min · Ondrej Markus

How to turn bad days around

I had a couple of bad days in a row. That didn’t happen to me for a while. So I was surprised. Because the less it happens, the easier it is to forget how quickly can one bad day turn into a crisis. So even though I had something else planned for today, I want to talk about this: How can we prevent bad days from snowballing into a disaster?...

March 3, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus

2021: The Courage to Try

A very personal reflection on my work in 2021.

January 3, 2022 · 10 min · Ondrej Markus

#21: Output routine

Last week sucked. 3 reasons why: Right off the gate, I burned myself out on writing about my monthly review process. It was 3-4 times longer than my usual Monday post, taking over 8 hours of work. Not a good idea to push myself to finish 2k words in 1 day. Lesson learned. Then, I got re-stuck on writing the System guide. That never gets old. So, as a momentary run-away project, I worked on an article that I decided not to even finish because after 2 days of work I realized the idea is maybe strong enough for a tweet, but not an article....

December 13, 2021 · 7 min · Ondrej Markus

#20: How I do my monthly review

Today, I’ll show you a monthly review of my productivity System. November was okay but not great, so it’s a good month to share. I will go through each part of my review process and explain what’s happening and why. The goal of my monthly reviews is to see my life and work from a higher perspective. I go through everything that happened and change what doesn’t work. I won’t explain every detail, but I will try to make things clear enough, so you can steal whatever you like and use it in your life....

December 6, 2021 · 9 min · Ondrej Markus