Future of Work
How to Feel Good About Going Slow

How to Feel Good About Going Slow

My weekends revolve around baking. Well, baking and running. So really, my weekends revolve around patience. It wasn’t always this way. I like to go fast. When I was a kid, I’d rather finish my homework or even a test in record time than take the time to check my...

The Future of Work: A Vision for 2023 (and Beyond)

The Future of Work: A Vision for 2023 (and Beyond)

Work was in the news this year. Whether it was labor organizing at Starbucks and Amazon, layoffs at tech companies, the eyeroll-inducing “quiet quitting” trend, or the absolutely bonkers “productivity paranoia” scare, people who make the future of work their work have...

Persistent Stress: What Every Productive Worker Needs to Know

Persistent Stress: What Every Productive Worker Needs to Know

It’s one thing to be stressed out during a hectic season or a major change. But persistent stress? Work stress that’s ongoing with little or no relief in sight? That’s an entirely different thing. As the current year comes to an end and we look to what’s next, it’s a...

Busyness Decoded: How to Limit What You Say “Yes” To

Busyness Decoded: How to Limit What You Say “Yes” To

If you feel overcommitted or overwhelmed regularly, you’re not alone. In a 2022 survey, Gallup asked Americans to gauge their stress levels. Nearly half of the adults polled responded that they felt stressed daily. In a Pew survey in 2018, 60% of U.S. adults deal with...

Putting in the Reps: A Love Letter to Podcasting & Practice

Putting in the Reps: A Love Letter to Podcasting & Practice

This week, I celebrated both the release of my book and the 400th episode of my podcast. It’s been a big week. Just about seven years ago, my production team at CreativeLive and I launched this little podcast baby out in the world. For the first 120 or so episodes, we...

Why Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Should Consider Quiet Quitting, Too

Why Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Should Consider Quiet Quitting, Too

You've probably seen the headlines. If you haven't, here's what's up: the youngsters are talking about quiet quitting. Essentially, quiet quitting is no longer going above and beyond at one's job. Instead of working beyond the job description (or...

Personal Branding and The Crafting of Self

Personal Branding and The Crafting of Self

I remember the first time I had my picture taken professionally. The photographer belonged to an artists’ workspace in an old goggle factory. The top floor was an event space—just a big empty loft with the original flooring, exposed brick walls, and giant windows. I...

Work Doesn’t Have to Make Money to be Valuable

Work Doesn’t Have to Make Money to be Valuable

On a typical evening, you’ll find my husband, Sean, and I on the sofa. We eat dinner and crack up watching the latest Good Mythical Morning episode. After, we move on to whatever television show we’re binging–currently The 100.  I work on a crossword puzzle or...

Always On: The Hidden Labor We Do Every Day

Always On: The Hidden Labor We Do Every Day

On April 11, 2022, over 15,000 Etsy sellers put their shops on vacation mode and went on strike. They spoke out against Etsy’s latest fee increase. They also protested a mandatory marketing program that costs additional fees and the Star Seller program, which tried to...

The Passion Paradigm and the Spectacle of Doing What You Love

The Passion Paradigm and the Spectacle of Doing What You Love

What did you want to be when you grew up? I had a few ideas: pastor, band director, and professor. As a fairly unimaginative kid, I cycled through those three moderately practical options until 20 years old. My mom tells a story about me preaching from the top of our...

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