Keeping a Healthy Work I/O

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Keeping a Healthy Work I/O

Life's all about balance.

We wake up, we go to sleep. We inhale, we exhale. We eat, then we...well, you get it. 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires a balance of consumption, digestion & creation.  Your mind & body require equal parts input and output of information, and letting the scale tip too far in either direction can easily skew priorities and obscure your line-of-sight.

Workaholics tend to ignore input, while couch potatoes lack output

You probably know at least one person who spends an ineffable amount of time reading Buzzfeed and taking online quizzes. You also probably know someone who refuses to leave the office, and continues to work & check emails through every weekend. 

Both of these mentalities are equally harmful. 

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Squashing the Myth of Millennial Entitlement

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Squashing the Myth of Millennial Entitlement

Three in four Americans believe that today’s youth are less virtuous and industrious than their elders.

That's a pretty shocking trend - one that comes with some serious sociocultural implications.

There's a consistent historical mythos of younger generations being attributed as entitledlazy, and careless, however no one has come under fire for these traits more than millennials in recent years.

In fact, everything from political affiliations to workplace dynamics can apparently be explained by the millennial generation's out-of-touch mindset, apathetic worldview, and general snobbishness towards anything not considered "easy". 

So...is it true?

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How to Get Better at Anything You Do

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How to Get Better at Anything You Do

It's not always as simple as "show up every day".

Progressing in your craft takes focusdedicated training, and resources that many people tend to overlook when they're trying to learn a new skill.

When we don't direct our practices or create reference points for comparison, we often end up feeling stuck - like we're simply going through the motions with no tangible improvements in sight.

Here are a few simple ideas to help get you out of that "forever stuck" feeling we all slip into sometimes. 

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Managing When to Push Yourself

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Managing When to Push Yourself

How do you know when to push your limits, and when to stop and breathe?

This line is a tough one to walk, and misinterpreting your your readiness when learning or practicing a craft can often lead to "master of none" syndrome. 

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We Live in the Age Where Your Work is Literally Never Done

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We Live in the Age Where Your Work is Literally Never Done

YouTube, Vimeo, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Flickr all allow for file replacement - and it seems that this idea is only catching traction. 

Think of it as URL real estate a la the dot-com boom - you upload your content, and continue to refine, refinish, and remaster it over time, keeping your likes, shares, and comments tidy all along the way. 

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2 Scientific Laws That Will Change Your Workflow

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2 Scientific Laws That Will Change Your Workflow

Today's post is all about practical (and creative!) applications for empirical concepts.

These ideas aren't meant to literally apply 1:1 to your projects - however I hope you find these to be suitable lenses with which to view and critique your work. 

Let's dive in.

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3 Production Lessons that Transcend Medium

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3 Production Lessons that Transcend Medium

People love putting things into neat little boxes.

For things like infrastructure design, this is great. I'm super glad that road space is well defined enough for you to not kill me in your car. I'm also pretty happy with Netflix's ability to read my tastes and present relevant content.

When we're creating, though, it can be hard to disconnect from all the genres, categories, and subreddits. It's easy to think "what I'm doing feels so different from anything else". 

 

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