Momentarily stepping away from your work can actually make you MORE productive. Who knew?
Why? You can always make more money. But you can’t make more time.
It’s easy to let your work become one big administrative sinkhole. But that’s not what you signed up for. Here’s how to protect the work that lights you up…
The serious little fish from The Cat in the Hat was always warning people not to have too much fun because something bad might happen. Sound familiar?
Why settle for a supporting role when you could play the lead? Questions like this carry an inherent assumption – that everybody wants to be the lead. Or at least they should want that. Not so. I recently read an article in the New York Times about a woman who has built a 20-year career […]
A career change is scary by design. It’s unfamiliar territory. We’re all secretly scared that we’ll fuck it up and end up living in a van down by the river.
You probably have some inklings about what you want — even if your ideas seem half-baked or vague as fuck. Here’s how to deal with the uncertainty.
Bitching is easy. It requires no risk. Or action. But constant bitching actually feels shitty. Here’s an alternative…
If you’re like most people, you probably compare yourself to others. And if you’re like most people, it probably makes you super fucking miserable.
“The Plan” was to know exactly what you want and to live like a total baller doing that thing. How often do you think that works out for people? Never, dude.
It’s possible that somewhere along the way you convinced yourself (or someone else did) that these things are silly. Or impractical. Or not of value. Bullshit.
Why do we assume that we should be good at something right from the get-go? And why do we feel like failures if it’s not a slam-dunk on the first try?
Those of us with busy lives and big ambitions often dismiss gratitude offered in our direction. “Oh, it was nothing.” Here’s why that’s a total dick move.
Should you surrender to your fear or move through it? First, determine what kind of fear it is: fear + aversion or fear + anticipation? BIG difference.
Not getting what you want is a real pain in the ass, but some very good things can come of it. Why? Because sometimes Plan B is better.
At some point you have to pat your inner control freak on the head and proceed anyway. Trust me, it’s better than retching with anxiety at the helm of what should be an exciting new adventure.
What is it about the people you adore and idolize that makes you dig their mojo? And what does that tell you about your own desire?
Let’s remove the cloak of shame around the various ways we make money. Every person who has ever built something big started with something small.
Remember gym class? Sometimes you were one of the team captains and you got to pick the best team members to help you win. Life is like that too.
What ingredients do you want more of in your career? What are the things you already love to do, and what would you love to add?