When it comes to creating change, being prescriptive doesn’t work in complex environments. Here’s what does.
“In my mind, I just put in my resignation letter to the leadership team at the company I’ve contributed to for the past three years.” In January 2016 I was preparing to leave my job and set out to forge my own path. Here’s what I wrote to myself just before setting out.
Things I don’t ever want to hear again: “Let’s do some design thinking.”
Do good work, with good people, and the rest will take care of itself.
In this always-connected environment we live in, it’s more important than ever for us to set intentions and make sure we’re making space for our brains to disconnect, unwind, wander, and connect dots.
As we move about our days, we spend a lot of time and energy trying. Trying to do something. Trying to be someone. Trying to achieve. Trying to create. We put such an emphasis on “trying” that we pull ourselves away from “doing.”
By bringing new perspectives, mindsets, and practices into our daily routines, we unlock our incredible potential and empower ourselves to approach life in new ways so we can create the changes we want to see in our world.
Ideas are halted. Creativity has nowhere to go. It’s almost as if a wet towel has been thrown on a spark that’s about to turn into a flame. So what will you do?
Everyone goes on their journey and has that moment where they ask themselves “what’s next?” and “where do I go from here?”. And that’s perfectly OK—and probably “normal.”
Bombardment of information; never ending messaging with friends; constant onslaught of attention-stealing notifications. These are a few of the time sinks of the modern world.
One man’s (extended) thoughts on why we should slow down, take life one day at a time, and become comfortable perpetually exploring our identities, passions and lifestyles. Told through a life story and personal journey, so buckle up!
There’s no path of least resistance. There’s not even a path. We’ve been placed in the middle of a giant forest, with very few tools for navigating, and told to survive.
As I spend my time exploring Philadelphia I’ve noticed our city has a vibe unlike anything I’ve felt in the past. As such, I’ve recently identified a personal mission: Make cool shit while helping construct a better world.