What Can You Decide To Ship In a Non FedEx or UPS Way

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

moving forward

All this language about shipping can be confusing, at least to me. Maybe more overwhelming then confusing, shipping seems to be grandiose idea of making great stuff. When really it is a decision to just do the work. You ever wonder what are some things you could ship? (in a non FEDEX or UPS way)

You could decide to ship…

  • A blog post every day.
  • 800 words on paper every day.
  • One new creative idea.
  • 25 minutes reading a book.
  • 30 minutes on the treadmill.
  • One conversation with an old friend.
  • A home cooked meal.
  • 25 pushups.
  • A hand written letter.
  • A difficult conversation.
  • Make a cup of tea.
  • Start a new diet.
  • Email your favorite author or blogger for an interview.
  • 15 minutes of meditating in silence.
  • A scavenger hunt around your city.
  • A photo a day. (A PSD a day)
  • One less refresh of twitter or a facebook.

Often the temptation of shipping is to focus on the biggest scale rather then focusing on the everyday. Think about the last time you shipped something that weighed over ten or twenty pounds. That probably cost you more then you wanted to pay. Why? Because of the weight, UPS or FedEx had to treat what you were shipping differently. It had its own special delivery. Just like shipping something that is big cost you more then you want to spend, shipping a big project will cost you as well.

Focus on shipping every day and before you know it the amount you can ship will get bigger.

What would you add to the list?


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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://twitter.com/scottesavage scottesavage

    My presence. With my community. With my family. In this moment. Every time I’m present in the moment, what ships out of that experience just gets better and better.

  • http://NeuYear.net/ Jesse Phillips

    Heck yes! Shipping is an every day thing. As well as planning longer term.

    5 mins to think about your day, how to improve.
    30 mins with Jesus! :)

  • http://www.jasonvana.com Jason Vana

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who was confused at first!

    I don’t necessarily have a specific example to add, but something as simple as breaking down the bigger dreams we want to ship into smaller, simplier tasks and then ship those. 

    One of my dreams is to have a well built in a 3rd world country. So any time I do graphic design work, I tithe that amount to an organization that drills wells. It’s something small, but it’s building up to me being able to pay for a well.

  • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

    love this list, kyle. how about finishing something every day?