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I’ve decided to resurrect this effort to write on a regular basis. I orginally started this project to document my learnings as I was building a team and company, and while I had a few weeks of consistent writing, all other work eventually took precedence. I’d start every Saturday with the desire to write something and share with an audience, but by the time we got my daughter down to her first nap and had cleared the kitchen, a thousand other priorities crept up.

I’m giving this another shot for primarily two reasons: 1) I believe that writing is thinking, and writing helps clarify ideas that are circling around in my head, and I want to improve this critical skill. 2) Other will benefit from what I’ve learned.

From my research, it seems that prolific writers have a system that they follow.

  1. Much like exercise - is this needs to be become a habit, I need to try writing every day.

  2. I should’nt be starting on Saturday. I need to have an idea fleshed out by mid-week, so that I’m doing last minute revisions and edits on the weekened. I also need to have a deadline for when I hit the publish button.

  3. Even if I don’t have a fully fleshed out topic, I should still ensure that I’m writing something - maybe something that I heard on a recent podcast.

Saadat Qadri
Saadat Qadri
I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from data, product and growth leaders at companies such as InVision, CB Insights, Breather, Karbon, FreshBooks, Wealthsimple, among others. I love getting my hands dirty in helping build infrastructure to power insights and growth. I’ve helped build data teams from scratch, and I’m learning how to a better manager every day. I’m an instructor at Lighthouse Labs for the Introduction to Data Analysis course.