Hi, I’m Jonathan Vieker. I write about strategies for living a more effective and meaningful life.
You can see everything I’ve written on the archives page, but here are some of the most popular articles on this site:
- How We Paid Off $48,000 of Student Loan Debt in Two Years
- Failure is Good. So Are You Failing Enough?
- The Basics of Getting Things Done, Part I
- The Magic of a Morning Routine
- How to Focus: 6 Productivity Tips
- The Problem with Minimalism
- 5 Ways to Keep Politics in Perspective
- What Would This Look Like If It Were Easy?
- Do The Most Important Thing First
- The Simple Genius of Planning Your Day the Night Before
- Our New Baby Girl (and 3 Ways to Avoid Catastrophizing)
- You Need to Create: Why Making Art Is for Everyone
- 3 Reasons to Start Reading More
- What is Personal Development, and Why Should You Care?
About Jonathan Vieker
I’m a musician, writer, and higher ed professional living in Kirksville, Missouri. As Assistant Vice President of Student Success and Institutional Effectiveness at Truman State University, I work on interesting projects with dedicated colleagues. It’s truly meaningful work—a great gig.
My degrees are in music, and I still perform regularly. While in graduate school for trumpet performance, I experienced a series of severe lip injuries which ended in lip surgery to repair a torn lip muscle. I eventually regained my playing ability, and I created The Lip Rip Blues to document my recovery and serve as a resource for other injured brass players. The experience wasn’t much fun, but it forced a lot of personal growth. I wouldn’t change it.
Still curious? Here’s what I’m doing now.
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