Your Environment Matters

Student creatives gathering at HackCville.

No matter what you are working on, changing your environment can shift your advantage.

Place yourself in the environment that gives you the best chance to accelerate your learning, discovery, and career opportunities.

Always ask yourself, “What am I learning here? Who am I learning from?” Then, actively choose environments that maximize your interactions with experts and peers who will challenge you.

Stop searching for jobs and start searching for people who will help you grow.

A good environment helps you connect with mentors to crash into when you need advice. Read: how to get awesome mentorship.

A good environment may be found online and in real-life. We are more mobile than ever. Go find your tribe.

A good environment helps you access powerful tools for making and delivering your work to the people who care.

A good environment is key to increasing desirable opportunity.


Climb aboard our pirate ship of career radicals. Join me for for stories, office hours, workshops, and game-changing career tactics.