Art director, tech geek, and house shoe enthusiast. ✖ I write about creativity, personal growth, and productivity, one existential crisis at a time.

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LIFE LESSONS

And you only need to be great at one.

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Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

I want you to think about someone you’ve worked with during the past year. Coworker, client; it doesn’t matter. As long as you’ve had to rely upon them for something.

Do you have the person in mind?

Now think about the first thing you would say if someone asked about working with them. Would it be a gleaming review? Throwing shade?

I’m willing to bet that the first thought reflects how you’ve felt when working with them. More about the kind of person they are and less about the work you’ve done together.

This is not uncommon. We commonly list a series of traits about others based on how we see them in our minds. The order giving a glimpse at the strongest feelings. …


REMOTE WORK

A volatile year may have given way to significant professional opportunities — are you ready?

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Photo by Aleks Marinkovic on Unsplash

We are all aware of the drastic shift towards remote work this year. Whether you believe it was the pandemic or a coming trend, we’re deep into the change.

For some, the change to working from home is a gift. The ability to wake up, make coffee, walk the dog, and not rush off to an hour-long commute in traffic. And that’s not even touching on those who have little ones running around.

For anyone wanting to jump into a new industry, this might be the time.

Here are three reasons to consider when entertaining a new career path.

3. More Remote Jobs

It’s no secret that the job market is quite volatile right now. Yet, the opportunities for remote work have increased by 2.8% since March 2020. …


FREEDOM

Underneath the ego and posturing, we all want the same thing.

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Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash

For as long as human civilizations have existed, there has been the struggle of defining what drives us. What goals we aim to reach. And how priorities shift along the way.

Like many others, I left college as more of an idealist. I was beginning a career in a field I loved, and less concerned with much else. As the honeymoon wore off, I began setting my goals to align with promotions and salary changes.

But this was like attempting to fill a strainer with water.

I had been navigating my 20s with Jack Sparrow’s compass. I realized that I wasn’t revisiting my priorities. It became immediately clear that my 30s would become the wake-up call to reality. …

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