“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.
Taking an honest, holistic look at my year as it was, and extracting what lessons, experiences, and memories I can.
Solve any problem, at any time, with this one skill. As a person, a team, or an organization, here’s what it takes to flourish.
Your attention is your most valuable resource, and everyone is vying for it. How will you resist temptation?
Regardless of what my Instagram feed looks like, life is not all infinity pools and explorations through Asian cities and exotic markets. This is me exploring my thoughts on the intersection of Instagram, depression, and anxiety.
Things I don’t ever want to hear again: “Let’s do some design thinking.”
It’s tough to embrace fear and uncertainty, but they’re necessary forces in life that we cannot escape, so we might as well learn to live with them. Right?
As I move forward along my journey of self-employment, I’m tapping into my vulnerability and doing something I don’t typically like to do: I’m asking for help!
Some words on insecurities, anxieties, and fear. Oh—and awesomeness!
Some quick thoughts on dealing with the stress and chaos of life
Do good work, with good people, and the rest will take care of itself.
Sometimes it can be hard to notice what’s right in front of us. To see things as they really are, and not as our biased brain wants us to perceive them.
Life is about the people you share experiences with, and the memories you create.
Each of us has something to be grateful for in our lives, regardless of the noise we’re dealing with during our daily operations. It may be hard to find, and it may take a bit of searching, but I know it’s there, and I want you to know it too.
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?
We don’t know how much time we have on this earth, but we damn sure know we’re not here to grind our days away working jobs we don’t like for companies we don’t believe in with people we don’t particularly enjoy.
We’re currently in a period of major transition, thanks to the advent of the internet and global connectivity. It’s up to you to go out there and be a beautiful human being.
Our connected culture has effects on people, relationships and societies that we haven’t begun to fully understand yet, and it’s the most awesome and most scary revolution the world has ever seen.
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!
I’m sick of people asking the mundane, “so what do you do?” immediately upon meeting someone new. Here’s how a 92 year-old man I barely knew shifted my perspective and gave me a great conversation starter.