I've searched for jobs. I've been hired. I've hired people. I've read more resumes and cover letters than I can remember. I've sat through interviews. I've seen people I love go through the job hunt.
Over and over again, I've noticed lots of people make these mistakes:
1. They focus too much on why a job is good for them, and not enough on . . .
My first job out of school was on a political campaign.
I always recommend campaigns to soon-to-be graduates because you quickly learn a bunch of general skills which are valuable and relevant across sectors. So even if you don't end up in politics, you will acquire skills which you can put to . . .
At the end of Part 2: The Final Draft Fallacy, I shared the following formula:
High Impact Learning = Growth Mindset + Strategy + Discipline
This post is . . .
Approaching Life with a Beginner's Mind
Have you ever heard someone say one of the following phrases? Have you ever said them?
"That's the way we do things around here."
"That's the industry standard."
"We can't do it that way."
"That's just the best way to do it."
Almost all of us hear these phrases or ones like them. Not infrequently, but daily.
The more we hear them, . . .
Before she died, my Nana wrote a memoir.
A true love labor, she spent months crafting her stories, working with a local writer to hone the tone of each memory. It was a work for end of life. For reflection. And for sharing of wisdom.
When she finished, she wanted it printed. A small run for friends and family.
She asked her daughter-in-law, . . .
It's Friday afternoon and I am working remotely in Oregon's high desert.
Standing Desk Life Wherever I Go
I woke up early this morning and hit the road for the three hour drive.
By 10:00 AM I was plugged in at my quiet and peaceful "desk" with a beautiful view.
In an hour or so when I wrap up, I won't be rushing out the . . .
the tools and methods that work for me
This is the 7th and final part of Productivity Week.
A quick recap of what we've covered so far: