Leading by example is not a business strategy or something you do when you feel like it…you never know who’s watching you, so it needs to be a way of life.
Let’s have an honest discussion about whether or not being an asshole is a prerequisite for making your creative visions a reality.
How did we reach a point where we need to spend research money surveying workers to conclude that toxic workplaces are hazardous to our health?
Wanting to help others achieve their dreams is a noble pursuit…until you over commit and ultimately can’t serve anyone’s needs. Including your own.
We’ve all worked jobs that aren’t a good fit. But how do you know when it’s time to cut the cord?
If you’ve got a few minutes, I’d love to hear from you and learn how I can help you overcome the most pressing challenges in your life.
The idea of “quiet quitting” has gone viral, but there’s nothing new about this topic. Here’s the point I think most are missing.
Over the course of the last 48 hours I’ve had over 100 different conversations with people struggling to clearly identify the next steps in their careers. Between my “How to Connect With A-listers and Land Your Dream Job” panel for the Editor’s Guild last weekend plus being a featured sponsor at EditFest this weekend…I’ve heard it all.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to lead a webinar for hundreds of film & television editors who are members of the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild (MPEG) titled “How to Connect With Hollywood A-listers and Land Your Dream Job.” And in this webinar I shared what I believe are the five fundamental skills anyone can learn (with deliberate and consistent practice) to define a more fulfilling career path.
For years I’ve written about harnessing the power of time management to take your creativity and career to a whole new level (as long as you don’t sacrifice your well-being in the process). And last week I even went so far as to proclaim time management is the #1 metaskill to master if you intend to survive our 24/7 deliver-at-all-costs work culture that worships productivity above life itself.
One of my academic mentors told me “You’re never paid based on your work or value, you’re paid based on how easy you are to replace.” I think about that all the time.
Which begs the question…how can we make ourselves irreplaceable?
Are we as creatives being paid for our time? Or for our expertise? I would argue that we are still not paid for the value we bring…
Whenever someone tells me for whatever reason (usually their age), “I don’t need a mentee” what I hear is: “I’m done learning.”
I’m not a big fan of absolutes, friend, and I try to avoid hyperbole as much as possible. Know that when I say that “Embracing this one thing will COMPLETELY change your life,” I wholeheartedly believe it.
So what is this magical thing that when embraced has the power to completely transform lives, you ask?
I don’t think it’s any secret that I admire those who have achieved amazing goals. But you know what I admire even more? I admire people who have overcome tremendous adversity and succeeded despite their less-than-ideal circumstances.