Edit as of 2014: This is slightly outdated now (because we are all always changing), but not by much and is still here for connection and perspective. The main difference is that now there are some services I charge for, so everything else (such as the videos) can remain free. Also, it is easier to work when I can own a computer and rent a living-box with a non-empty cold-box inside of it. You know how it is. I’m truly sorry I can’t keep everything free, and need based discounts are available. – HighlyVariableJ
An audio recording of this page read by Jay – mp3 file: What is This?
The whole post is transcribed below:
This year I tried to become a “real” coach and noticed an intensely negative reaction to most styles of marketing. Whenever I think about using suggested techniques, or listen to a lecture about “the right way to promote yourself,” my reaction is to break out in expletives, which last for a while, and leave behind a residual film of cynicism and irritation. (edit: and still does.)
In order to avoid having panic attacks and fits of self-loathing from trying to sell anything, I am instead working on creating good free content. I will be sharing both hard experiences and some of what made life easier.
- The first goal for this site is to write about important, but hard-to-talk-about topics and share some concrete tools and resources that I have found to be worth considering.
- Second is to hopefully make it better for others who might be a few steps ahead or behind on the road less travelled.
- Third is to find more people who are flying a similar or compatible freak flag. Often characterized by being highly variable, feeling like outsiders and having intense thoughts, feelings and values. Also for many, one of the more paralyzing features is feeling not that smart or competent, despite the assertions of others to the contrary.
So, here is a bit of my backstory: [Read more…] about What is Highly Variable Blog?