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The Art of Having No Idea – lazyguru – Medium. How to get into the open state needed for creative thinking Most of my ideas never see reality.

The Art of Having No Idea – lazyguru – Medium

My brain moves a thousand times faster than my body, burping out new concepts that seem brilliant to me all the time, but without any of the boring detail required to make them happen. Bringing these projects to fruition requires patience and determination. Luckily I am blessed with a longing the size of Manhattan to be creative — to pull stuff from inside me and put it out there into the world. Why I write? And you should too. – The Mission – Medium. My relationship with writing is complicated.

Why I write? And you should too. – The Mission – Medium

I used to write regularly. On startups and life lessons. That was two years back. How Elon Musk Learns Faster And Better Than Everyone Else. How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?

How Elon Musk Learns Faster And Better Than Everyone Else

To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set reality-distorting visions for the future, and his incredible resilience. But all of these felt unsatisfactory to me. Plenty of people have these traits. I wanted to know what he did differently. As I kept reading dozens of articles, videos, and books about Musk, I noticed a huge piece of the puzzle was missing. 7 Pieces of Career Advice for People in Their 20s – Personal Growth – Medium. “You don’t have to go through point B anymore if you want to go from A to C.” — Daniel DiPiazza Nina Mufleh wanted a job as a marketer at Airbnb.

7 Pieces of Career Advice for People in Their 20s – Personal Growth – Medium

But she knew that thousands of other people did too. When most people look for jobs, they sit back, send their resume out online, and cross their fingers hoping for the best. How to Get Any Job You Want (even if you’re unqualified) Years ago, I was interviewing for an internship at a startup.

How to Get Any Job You Want (even if you’re unqualified)

I had a good resume, and the people at the company knew I went to a good school. I thought I had the offer in the bag. But I never heard back from them. I found out later that they hired some guy from a random community college in a city I’d never heard of. He didn’t have as much related experience either. How I Got Jobs I Was Unqualified For - Land Any Job You Want. We have an epidemic of generic, useless career advice circulating theinternet.

How I Got Jobs I Was Unqualified For - Land Any Job You Want

It kind of reminds me of art class in 4th grade. Which I almost failed. Choosing the Right Relationship – The Mission – Medium. Most people put more thought into choosing a car than choosing a romantic partner.

Choosing the Right Relationship – The Mission – Medium

When I ask the couples I see in therapy what drew them to each other, out of the hundreds that I have seen, the most common answers are physical attraction and some indication of ease. Things like “We talked for hours,” or “I felt comfortable with him,” or “she was nice.” While these things are pleasant, and may give some indication of initial fit, it is clear that very few of these partners have given much consideration to potential strengths and weaknesses in a mate, much less what their own are, and how those two go together. Many make a “lifetime commitment,” and then seal it with the permanence of having children, with very little reflection until they come into therapy on the brink of divorce. Slower, Fewer, Less – Personal Growth – Medium. On a few occasions, I have heard someone talk about a person or a company being like a duck in the water — calm on the surface, but paddling furiously under the water.

Slower, Fewer, Less – Personal Growth – Medium

It usually serves as an analogy to show how much work it can take to be poised, calm, and laid-back. I also found this analogy to be apt for practicing simplicity. I spent all of my millions. This is what I learned – Hacker Noon. I have written about how I became a multi-millionaire at 27, and what that taught me.

I spent all of my millions. This is what I learned – Hacker Noon

I was at a meditation retreat recently, when it became clear to me that I had to write this story about how I spent nearly all of that money, and what I learned in the process. I felt somewhat scared of writing this story. It felt like a kind of confession: I’m not as rich as you think I am, and I’ve made a lot of mistakes. At age 33, I was working from home in the U.K. I lived in Brighton, a beautiful town on the South Coast, by the English Channel. How to answer ‘Do you have any questions for me?’: 25 great questions to ask your future boss.

It’s time for my twice-a-year update of the best questions for you to ask in an interview.

How to answer ‘Do you have any questions for me?’: 25 great questions to ask your future boss

This year, I’ve asked my classmates from Harvard Business School, class of 1998, to weigh in with *their* favorite questions to ask companies in job interviews. They’ve added some terrific ones. How to Manage Your Time and Learn New Things Every Day. Many people I know are podcast-a-holics. Podcasts make us feel smart. Culture dictates whoever listens to the most podcasts is the smartest. “I listen on 2x speed,” someone once told me. “So I can get in more information.” The question I didn’t asked, but should have, was this: How Writing Weekly on Medium Changed My Life – The Mission – Medium. One year ago I gave myself a challenge to post one blog post each week on Medium. Why? I wanted to see if this writing hobby of mine had any merit. Nothing better than a self imposed rule with the hashtag #humpdayheidi.

Spend 30 minutes every day being creative for nobody but you. One of the most important things that I do every single day is spend time on my own creativity, for me and me alone. I spend time working on creative projects that aren’t intended to see the light of day or be consumed by other people. I paint. I paint all the time, and I love doing it. Canvases, wood blocks and stacks of butchers’ paper. Commitment, values and the importance of storytelling: 3 things I wish I’d known as a first-time… In March of 2014, I left my stable-income job as a management consultant in Washington, DC to start a company focused on removing financial barriers to higher education in the US. A few weeks later, MPOWER Financing was incorporated. I was full of energy, full of courage, full of knowledge about global financial inclusion, but admittedly, I was also full of crap — what did I really know about launching a venture and growing it to scale? Looking back on the last three years, I’m excited by all the progress my co-founder Mike and I have made, supported by a stellar group of advisors, investors, and other entrepreneurs that I met through Village Capital’s peer-driven investment program.

Still, there are several insights I wish I’d had prior to starting the business — advice that would have helped me plan better professionally and emotionally. 1. How To Become Happier, Healthier And More Successful In 60 Days. Improving your life does not have to require drastic and onerous changes. It is possible to completely turn your life around in just 60 days by taking simple steps to change how you view, and interact, with the world. Here are 60 things you can do, one every single day, to achieve remarkable changes in your life. How my friends and I grew our side project into a $17,000/month business.