Note: this is a highly unedited rough draft. In the last post, I explained that it took 17 years to complete my associate’s degree. And that I was proud as fuck about it. But that’s not the entire story. In fact the story is much darker. My mental health struggles with anxiety and depression only… Continue reading Struggling with school
Note: this is a super rough draft. not really worth reading. NOT HAVING A DEGREE: The only benefit beyond the education and network is that having a degree certainly doesn’t shut doors either. Which has also happened to me a few times in my career? I’m still working through this in therapy because I have… Continue reading alternative paths to education
Originally posted on Facebook on 9/18/2020 Ever heard of digital rubbernecking? Let’s start with two hot topics – #cancelculture and #freedom Cancel culture is just an easily digestible term for bullying and shaming that the media perpetuates. And isn’t it ironic that in the #USA🇺🇸 where it is purported that citizens are innocent until proven… Continue reading Digital Rubbernecking
Note: this is a very rough first draft I think we let technology control us. We need to fight for the right to be nourished by technology. Not to become a slave to it, but to give it permission to enhance old humanity. It’s the conscious integration of technology into our lives. To drive the… Continue reading Tech is meant to nourish the human experience – not enslave us (aka, technourishment)
Note: this is an unedited first draft. As I scour my vast archives for things to add to the blog I’ve come to the realization that I’ve written the words college degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, BA, MFA, MS, Ph.D. etc. literally thousands of times over the last 20 years. Sometimes it’s planned for how… Continue reading How not to reach your goals
I have a quiet fascination with art theft. Some of my favorites are… The Thomas Crown Affair, 1999, (movie) The sizzling remake, starring Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan, prominently features René Magritte’s The Son of Man. It also features which introduced me to the Surrealist movement as little boy. But the reason I really enjoy… Continue reading There’s something romantic about art theft, isn’t there?
H.I.T. List System™ (aka High Impact Task List System) STEPS: Select 25 of your top goals in life. They should cover these seven areas of focus. Health & Fitness Personal Growth & Development Spiritual & Inner Development Money & Investments Family & Personal Life Business & Career Social & Community Activities Pick the 5 most… Continue reading The system I use to define and track my long-term goals efficiently
I’ve used action plans to help me focus my efforts. Especially when my goals tend to outsize the state of my efforts. So a great way to ensure that I’m able to focus with deliberate action is to create an action plan and attempt to stick with it. In the last post I talked about… Continue reading Create an action plan to reach your goals
For example, I wanted to learn about whether or not recruiting was right for me. Long story short, it was not. But how I got there wasn’t quite as simple. I had been considering a transition to recruiting. In fact, I thought (foolishly) that because I was so interested in helping young designers find roles… Continue reading how to learn about a new career path without fully committing?
“the great aim of education, is not knowledge but action” – Herbert Spencer I am an explorer. I explore ideas. I explore careers. I learn. and I implement it. My thought process with the “blog” is to leave behind a collection of thoughts for my nieces and nephews so that long after I’m gone, they… Continue reading What is “The Great Aim”?