Noah Schneider is creating art
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Welcome, and thank you for being here.


I’d love to start with how this Patreon page came to be:


In December of 2017 I was diagnosed with ADHD.

At the time, I had been working at a Big Four financial firm for almost a year and a half — something that never quite felt right to me, and that had been a significant source of pain in my life.

Before that, I spent four years studying Economics, Accounting and Philosophy at UC Santa Barbara, something that also never quite felt right to me, and that had also been a significant source of pain in my life.

During the diagnosis process, the psychologist I was working with referenced a term that instantly enlightened me to what seemed to be a truism of my life.

The term was ‘Racecar Brain.’

Racecar Brain, I thought. . .Hmmmmm.

I had to take a moment.

It felt as if I had had this phrase in mind — it was at the tip of my tongue — for years, I but could never explicitly think of or say it.

Racecar. Brain.

That was it.

And that was my life experience up until that moment. I was dragged along furiously and recklessly wherever my racecar brain decided to go. Everyday was a new adventure. Heck, every hour was a new adventure.

Anyways, I didn’t really need to hear anything else that he, or any of the other psychologists or psychiatrists had to say. (not really, I stayed, and I listened, but I knew what I wanted to do next).

I knew I wanted to double down on that fundamental truth of my being.
I knew I didn’t want to fight it.

I wanted to develop my racecar brain into the fastest, coolest, most helpful and inspiring racecar brain she could be.

Shortly after that diagnosis I quit my job and dove into the world of meaning and creativity — amongst many other things — with the aim of finding something worth pursuing.

And so it goes, one idea led to the next, led to the next, led to the next, led to the project I’m working on now, which I like to refer to as Project Order — the first of many projects to come.

Project Order exists as a genuine solution to the problem of racecar brain, and if you see yourself as someone with a racecar brain I offer you to develop and implement your own version of Project Order.

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Putting a Racecar Brain in Order 101

Project Order is to racecar brain what pressure is to coal.
It's the Order to the Chaos.


Process
— my process is 3 straightforward steps:


1) I capture every single one of my racecar brain's ideas (in their raw form) that seem to me to be even the slightest bit interesting or true.

this ensures that I:
a) don't lose the idea, and
b) don't allow the idea to drive me away from what I'm doing at the moment.

I began with simply writing the ideas down in my notes app, but quickly shifted to usually tweeting them out instantaneously, more or less in their raw form (I won't spend more than 6 extra seconds on phrasing). 

In my experience, tweeting them out to the world helps to significantly satiate the racecar. Once the idea is out there — in the world — (no matter how underdeveloped,) and the racecar knows that, she seems to slow down ~80% of the way.

Think of like this: My racecar brain begged me to drive her 5 laps around the track. While I didn't want to completely ignore her, because that just doesn't feel right — I love her — we compromised and I drove her a single lap with a promise to do the other 4 at a set time in the near future.

We're both feel good about the deal.

2) I set aside certain blocks of time every day (usually directly after daunting tasks) to go through the tweets/notes and see if I can come up with anything worth setting in stone and sharing.

I usually schedule this time (in my calendar) after an otherwise difficult, daunting task, as the anticipation seems to help motivate me through them.

So far it seems to me that this strategy actually trains my delayed gratification muscle — I find myself looking forward to further developing the ideas I've tweeted/noted, and that anticipation seems to make me more productive when working on tasks that would normally bore me to no end.

Effectively, it maintains a light at the end of every dark tunnel.

It also maintains the racecar brain's oil pressures, as she knows she hasn't been forgotten, and in fact she's been scheduled.

3) When the predetermined time comes, I sit with the raw ideas and fully flesh them out into interesting (to me), creative (to me) and worthwhile works of art — all under a uniform aesthetic — and upload them to my website.

The best part? After I show my racecar brain all of the hard work that I (the human) put into making alllllll of her ideas for the day everything she knew they could be, and ensure her that they're allllllll alive and well on her page on my website, she let's me get a good night's rest!

Teamwork.

This fully satisfies her drive for the day. She loves staring at the day's ideas, especially next to all of her previous days' beautiful inventions.

'All of that in a day,' she whispers to me, before waving her windshield whippers goodnight.

We sleep well, and do it again tomorrow.


So, if you too think you may suffer benefit from racecar brain — I invite you to experiment with, and personalize my process in a way that works for you.

Join me — together let's get a grip on our collective racecar brain steering wheel, and together let's regain control of our focus, and attention and destination.


Love,

Noah

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PROJECT ORDER


Project Order is a living, breathing study of ideas embedded with the potential for epiphany under a uniform aesthetic.

It's a way for Noah Schneider to capture the million ideas per minute that his brain produces, and it allows him to present them in a way that may be useful to people, himself included.

Noah likes to think of Project Order as an attempt to distill and gather bites of timeless aphorisms, insights, theories, quotes, and more, that are both worth keeping around and thought-provoking in a creatively stimulating and aesthetically pleasing way with zen koan-like potential for instant enlightenment, epiphany or 'aha!' moments.

How's that for a racecar brain idea?

Project Order, which was born sometime in July of 2018, lives on Noah Schneider's website.
Tiers
FRIENDS
$3 or more per month
With your meaningful contribution of $3 a month, you score some serious love & appreciation.


Additionally, I'll recognize your contribution on the noah-schneider.com website.


I like to think of this as 1 day's worth of rent at Zocalo Coffeehouse.

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
$5 or more per month
Above, + your recognition of contribution may include a link of your choosing, be it your personal website, social media account, or any webpage at all really.


If you want to link to some weird random page on the web — more power to you.


This goes for all pledges from $4 up.

TEAMMATES
$7 or more per month
Above, + you'll join the inside scoop email list I use to ask for feedback & suggestions + you'll receive the occasional early preview to new projects & ideas.


Honestly, I should pay you for this.

BACKSTAGE PASS
$10 or more per month
Above, + you'll be granted access to behind-the-scenes vlogs/blog posts that document my creative process.
PHONE BUDDIES
$20 or more per month
Above, + you can expect a monthly 20-minute call from yours truly. Feel free to talk to me about any & everything.


Because I love you, I'll create 1 'Order' piece inspired by our conversation.


In addition to emailing it to you directly, I'll also post the piece on my website where I'll c/o it out to you.

HUMAN BUDDIES
$60 or more per month
Above (including monthly 20-minute phone calls), + if you're in the Bay Area, I'll take you out for tea (or coffee) once a month for an hour-long conversation of your liking.


If you're outside the Bay, we'll have our hour-long convo over tea (or coffee) via facetime or whatsapp video call.


Because I love you, I'll create 1 'Order' piece inspired by our conversation.


In addition to emailing it to you directly, I'll also post the piece on my website where I'll c/o it out to you.

MEDICI FAMILY MEMBERS
$100 or more per month
Above (including monthly 20-minute phone calls & hour-long in-person or video call conversations), + I'll commission 2 pieces of art for you a month.


Really — I'll make whatever your heart desires.


In addition to emailing them to you directly, I'll also post the pieces on my website where I'll c/o them out to you.


If you so desire, you'll be able to add descriptions to the pieces yourself.

Goals
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My main goal right now is simply to engage with as many people as possible around the ideas I'm putting out via Project Order.

Hitting this goal will give me some reassurance that what I'm doing isn't a complete waste of time, and that it's somewhat meaningful and maybe even useful to a significant amount of people.
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Welcome, and thank you for being here.


I’d love to start with how this Patreon page came to be:


In December of 2017 I was diagnosed with ADHD.

At the time, I had been working at a Big Four financial firm for almost a year and a half — something that never quite felt right to me, and that had been a significant source of pain in my life.

Before that, I spent four years studying Economics, Accounting and Philosophy at UC Santa Barbara, something that also never quite felt right to me, and that had also been a significant source of pain in my life.

During the diagnosis process, the psychologist I was working with referenced a term that instantly enlightened me to what seemed to be a truism of my life.

The term was ‘Racecar Brain.’

Racecar Brain, I thought. . .Hmmmmm.

I had to take a moment.

It felt as if I had had this phrase in mind — it was at the tip of my tongue — for years, I but could never explicitly think of or say it.

Racecar. Brain.

That was it.

And that was my life experience up until that moment. I was dragged along furiously and recklessly wherever my racecar brain decided to go. Everyday was a new adventure. Heck, every hour was a new adventure.

Anyways, I didn’t really need to hear anything else that he, or any of the other psychologists or psychiatrists had to say. (not really, I stayed, and I listened, but I knew what I wanted to do next).

I knew I wanted to double down on that fundamental truth of my being.
I knew I didn’t want to fight it.

I wanted to develop my racecar brain into the fastest, coolest, most helpful and inspiring racecar brain she could be.

Shortly after that diagnosis I quit my job and dove into the world of meaning and creativity — amongst many other things — with the aim of finding something worth pursuing.

And so it goes, one idea led to the next, led to the next, led to the next, led to the project I’m working on now, which I like to refer to as Project Order — the first of many projects to come.

Project Order exists as a genuine solution to the problem of racecar brain, and if you see yourself as someone with a racecar brain I offer you to develop and implement your own version of Project Order.

__________________________________________________________

Putting a Racecar Brain in Order 101

Project Order is to racecar brain what pressure is to coal.
It's the Order to the Chaos.


Process
— my process is 3 straightforward steps:


1) I capture every single one of my racecar brain's ideas (in their raw form) that seem to me to be even the slightest bit interesting or true.

this ensures that I:
a) don't lose the idea, and
b) don't allow the idea to drive me away from what I'm doing at the moment.

I began with simply writing the ideas down in my notes app, but quickly shifted to usually tweeting them out instantaneously, more or less in their raw form (I won't spend more than 6 extra seconds on phrasing). 

In my experience, tweeting them out to the world helps to significantly satiate the racecar. Once the idea is out there — in the world — (no matter how underdeveloped,) and the racecar knows that, she seems to slow down ~80% of the way.

Think of like this: My racecar brain begged me to drive her 5 laps around the track. While I didn't want to completely ignore her, because that just doesn't feel right — I love her — we compromised and I drove her a single lap with a promise to do the other 4 at a set time in the near future.

We're both feel good about the deal.

2) I set aside certain blocks of time every day (usually directly after daunting tasks) to go through the tweets/notes and see if I can come up with anything worth setting in stone and sharing.

I usually schedule this time (in my calendar) after an otherwise difficult, daunting task, as the anticipation seems to help motivate me through them.

So far it seems to me that this strategy actually trains my delayed gratification muscle — I find myself looking forward to further developing the ideas I've tweeted/noted, and that anticipation seems to make me more productive when working on tasks that would normally bore me to no end.

Effectively, it maintains a light at the end of every dark tunnel.

It also maintains the racecar brain's oil pressures, as she knows she hasn't been forgotten, and in fact she's been scheduled.

3) When the predetermined time comes, I sit with the raw ideas and fully flesh them out into interesting (to me), creative (to me) and worthwhile works of art — all under a uniform aesthetic — and upload them to my website.

The best part? After I show my racecar brain all of the hard work that I (the human) put into making alllllll of her ideas for the day everything she knew they could be, and ensure her that they're allllllll alive and well on her page on my website, she let's me get a good night's rest!

Teamwork.

This fully satisfies her drive for the day. She loves staring at the day's ideas, especially next to all of her previous days' beautiful inventions.

'All of that in a day,' she whispers to me, before waving her windshield whippers goodnight.

We sleep well, and do it again tomorrow.


So, if you too think you may suffer benefit from racecar brain — I invite you to experiment with, and personalize my process in a way that works for you.

Join me — together let's get a grip on our collective racecar brain steering wheel, and together let's regain control of our focus, and attention and destination.


Love,

Noah

__________________________________________________________


PROJECT ORDER


Project Order is a living, breathing study of ideas embedded with the potential for epiphany under a uniform aesthetic.

It's a way for Noah Schneider to capture the million ideas per minute that his brain produces, and it allows him to present them in a way that may be useful to people, himself included.

Noah likes to think of Project Order as an attempt to distill and gather bites of timeless aphorisms, insights, theories, quotes, and more, that are both worth keeping around and thought-provoking in a creatively stimulating and aesthetically pleasing way with zen koan-like potential for instant enlightenment, epiphany or 'aha!' moments.

How's that for a racecar brain idea?

Project Order, which was born sometime in July of 2018, lives on Noah Schneider's website.

Recent posts by Noah Schneider

Tiers
FRIENDS
$3 or more per month
With your meaningful contribution of $3 a month, you score some serious love & appreciation.


Additionally, I'll recognize your contribution on the noah-schneider.com website.


I like to think of this as 1 day's worth of rent at Zocalo Coffeehouse.

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
$5 or more per month
Above, + your recognition of contribution may include a link of your choosing, be it your personal website, social media account, or any webpage at all really.


If you want to link to some weird random page on the web — more power to you.


This goes for all pledges from $4 up.

TEAMMATES
$7 or more per month
Above, + you'll join the inside scoop email list I use to ask for feedback & suggestions + you'll receive the occasional early preview to new projects & ideas.


Honestly, I should pay you for this.

BACKSTAGE PASS
$10 or more per month
Above, + you'll be granted access to behind-the-scenes vlogs/blog posts that document my creative process.
PHONE BUDDIES
$20 or more per month
Above, + you can expect a monthly 20-minute call from yours truly. Feel free to talk to me about any & everything.


Because I love you, I'll create 1 'Order' piece inspired by our conversation.


In addition to emailing it to you directly, I'll also post the piece on my website where I'll c/o it out to you.

HUMAN BUDDIES
$60 or more per month
Above (including monthly 20-minute phone calls), + if you're in the Bay Area, I'll take you out for tea (or coffee) once a month for an hour-long conversation of your liking.


If you're outside the Bay, we'll have our hour-long convo over tea (or coffee) via facetime or whatsapp video call.


Because I love you, I'll create 1 'Order' piece inspired by our conversation.


In addition to emailing it to you directly, I'll also post the piece on my website where I'll c/o it out to you.

MEDICI FAMILY MEMBERS
$100 or more per month
Above (including monthly 20-minute phone calls & hour-long in-person or video call conversations), + I'll commission 2 pieces of art for you a month.


Really — I'll make whatever your heart desires.


In addition to emailing them to you directly, I'll also post the pieces on my website where I'll c/o them out to you.


If you so desire, you'll be able to add descriptions to the pieces yourself.