I know it sounds really stupid and hopelessly naïve but the point I’m really trying to get at is simply, does every career win or loss lead you closer to where you really want to be? I am unfortunately not someone who believes in fate or that everything is ‘meant to be’. I just can’t bring myself to trust that … Continue reading Is It Possible to Make Mistakes In Life?
We’ve all been there. Stuck in a Twitter vortex for upwards of an hour, or worse, the Instagram sink hole. Most people think that ‘wasting’ time on social media is bad for productivity and wastes time. Well, ok fine — I agree. BUT it doesn’t have to be. Our culture is completely obsessed with obsessed with sharing. … Continue reading Using Social Media to Increase Productivity
At the end of the day we’re all slaves to our biology. While our brains are extremely complicated, humans - like all animals – can be pretty easily tricked into feeling good about something and then doing whatever it takes to achieve that feeling. Fortunately, you might be able to use this behavioural trait to … Continue reading How To Hack Your Brain’s Reward System For Increased Motivation
I would say that I get inspired easily. This isn’t a humble brag, or even just a regular brag; it’s really a problem. It’s one thing to be inspired by one thing consistently, something that drives you to keep creating, keep working, keep evolving; it’s another to be ‘inspired’ to do virtually everything, but not … Continue reading Day 3: Fuck Inspiration
Welcome to another Monday. I won’t lie and say that I love Mondays at the moment, but one thing I do love to do is make a really great list and plan out all the things I need to do for the week. Aside from my usual grad school related work I’ve added an additional … Continue reading Day 1: Beginning Again
I’ve never really failed at anything. I mean, of course I’ve failed at various times in my life, but I’ve never really failed at anything. Now before I start to sound like a real asshole I’ll clarify – I’ve never really failed because I’ve never really tried. I’ve started various things in my life and … Continue reading Embracing Failure. And Why You Should Too.
Academia has a tendency to be glorified. There seems to be a common misconception that professors spend the majority of their time thinking about ideas and discussing them with similarly tweed-clad colleagues for the sake of pursuing knowledge. Although this may have been the case many years ago, it is certainly not the case now. … Continue reading So You Want to Be an Academic…
When I first started writing and taking photos I had the same weird collection of feelings: excitement, confidence, and terror. Excitement because I love creating new things and sharing them, confidence because I believe in what I’m doing, and terror because I was worried that this was the last great idea I would ever have, … Continue reading Why You Won’t Ever Run Out of Ideas