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What I'll Do in 2022
I will release my writing course, mostly to plaudits, but also to 1-3 demands for a refund, which I will immediately obey, although not without stewing about it for some time. I’ll release updates to the course in dribs and drabs.
I will take my coaching practice in a new direction, with fewer 1:1 relationships and more workshops. I will only take on new individual clients by referral, and, even then, I will consider extracting outrageous fees. My workshops will be different from other workshops in that they will be better.
I will host a workshop on individual happiness research, probably in San Francisco, in the interest of developing a systematic approach to taking someone from a baseline level of happiness to a sustained level of high self-regard. The workshop will produce a document that will either sketch out the direction of my future, or seem laughable in the future.
I will seek out funding to do more research on happiness after the conclusion of the workshop.
I will deepen my meditation practice, with a focus on loving-kindness, because we can never get enough of that around here. I’ll have at least a couple of more weird brain experiences, but mostly this will just maintain my currently high level of well-being.
I will develop at least one weird interest I can’t predict now. For at least two weeks, it will seem like my “new whole thing.” Then I will drop it almost entirely, maintaining 10% of my interest.
I will host four more internet salons. I will consider a podcast, once again, but probably not do it.
I will become a minor fragrance influencer on TikTok, uttering phrases like “effortless for autumn,” or “perfect for a depressive episode in Malibu,” then shamelessly exploiting this niche fame for personal opportunity.
I will dip my toes in the Ganges river, become acquainted with the Amazon, swim in the Pacific and the Atlantic.
I will produce a lot more newsletters, some of them good, some of them bad.
I will get in at least one internet fight. I will participate unenthusiastically. If it’s you, I hope you enjoy the process.