Author Brigid Schulte says companies should stop rewarding overworked employees and focus on productivity instead.
At one company, staying late at the office is actually viewed as a sign of inefficiency and can result in dismissal. “[This company says] if you cannot figure out how to do your job in 40 hours, we will fire you.”
Try not to compromise. So many people don’t do what they really want in their hearts because they feel like they’re not good enough, or they’re not smart enough, or they’re not talented enough… anything. And that doesn’t matter. In order for you to live a remarkable life — in order for you to live a life that is fulfilling — you need to be able to go after what you want. And if you don’t, you’re not going to achieve it — ever.
Busy is bullshit. Everybody is busy today. But if you truly want to make time for something, you’ll make that time. No excuses.
To have more creative ideas we need to evaluate not the color of the room or the size of our notebook, but instead whether or not we got a full night of sleep, what motivation we’re dealing with, our level of interest and curiosity, our ability to tinker and experiment…
Love what you do
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Digitale Taglöhner - Billig und jederzeit zu haben … … sind gute Designer und Programmierer nicht
Der Artikel zeigt wie die “Geiz ist geil”-Mentalität unserer Konsumgesellschaft nun scheinbar auch bei verschiedensten Dienstleistungen angekommen ist - insbesondere der Digitalbranche.
Da werden schnell mal Logos und Websites für wenig Geld ohne Sinn und Verstand hingespuckt, die vor allem den Unternehmen wenig nützen.
Aber so bekommen diese Firmen exakt das was sie verdienen und bezahlen.
Denn gute Designer und Programmierer lassen sich für diese Abzocke nicht einspannen. Wer möchte schon nach jahrerlanger Ausbildung und in einer Welt, die ein Feuerwerk an Möglichkeiten im digitalen Bereich bietet, ein Aufgabenhäschen sein?
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.”