• John Lim

MF 284 : Staying engaged with routines, and creating and consuming content

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Today, I share a little of what I’ve been working on and how I stay engaged with content, both creating and consuming. www.bemovingforward.com.

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Creating content

Many of us who are self-isolating and working from home right now have much more time on our hands. Between work and family responsibilities, it can be hard to stay engaged and sane. But if you have extra time on top, you can help take some of that restless energy and create content. Below are some ideas for you:


With the recent stay at home order in Maryland, my dad’s business has been shut down. As he caters mainly to prom and wedding customers, his retail business has taken a bit hit. One way we’re continuing to maintain a revenue stream is with Poshmark. The beauty of Poshmark is that it’s a side hustle that can be started and run out of your home. To learn more, check out the Poshmark mini-series which I covered last year.

The Poshmark mini-series roadmap

Book writing

If writing a book has been on your to do list, now is not a bad time to get it started. Last year, I covered the process that allowed me to release two books within less than a year apart from one another. The key is to take small steps. Don’t feel like you have to write the great American novel in a week. Check out the book writing mini-series below:

MF 252 – 255 : Book writing mini-series wrap up


Lately, I’ve seen a ton of new podcasts announced and new shows springing up. Podcasting can be a great way for you to share your expertise and / or connect with others during these uncertain times. Check out the podcast mini-series below:

MF 271 : Podcast mini-series wrap up

Consuming content

In addition to creating content, there’s a lot out there to consume including a variety of streaming platforms for shows, documentaries, and movies.

Now is also a good time to check out some new books. In episode 283, I cover how to make use of your library’s electronic catalog or ebooks and audiobooks. Many also offer access to movies and shows.

MF 283 : Accessing ebooks and audiobooks from the library

Adjusting and managing your work and personal responsibilities at home

I also recommend you check out my conversation with Alissa Carpenter on episode 282, in which, she shares some great ways to stay engaged and sane while managing work and family while at home.

MF 282 : Alissa Carpenter on staying healthy and productive during self-isolation

What I’m reading / read

  1. The ONE Thing by Gary Keller (****): a great book on how to pick and set smart goals.

  2. Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough (****): the intriguing story of the leveraged buyout wars in the late 1980s over RJR Nabisco.

  3. Range by David Epstein (****): a counter-thesis to hyper-specialization and niching. The book provides a compelling argument for developing and nurturing a broad range of skills and interests.

  4. The Rainmaker by John Grisham (****): a fantastic page-turning novel about a solo practitioner who takes on an insurance company and an army of high-priced lawyers.

Books by John

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