During my school years, a student who used to be eager in studies and technical topics (for example) was sometimes the subject of ridicule. It was a world where extraversion was given more credit than being introverted. Nowadays, I don’t see that happen – and I’m happy to see this trend.
Growing up, I used to consider myself a realist. By being realistic, I thought I was weighing the costs and benefits carefully before making a decision. It all seemed well and fine.
I’ve been reflecting a bit on how much of a disaster the Coronavirus has been to every single one of us. We are all affected but at different levels. Some have faced the ultimate loss, their life. Others have lost their jobs and livelihoods – the list goes on. It’s gotten to a point where I hardly check the news or the numbers on COVID-19 since it makes me sad.
If you are someone who writes on a blog or makes videos for YouTube, here’s a suggestion. If possible, get to the content of your topic quickly.
If you are a creative (aka human because I believe all of us are creative) in this internet age, chances are you’ve been afraid to put your work out there. And understandably so. We all have that fear of how our work will be received. Perhaps you have had someone criticizing yourself or your creative output unreasonably before. Maybe you have felt you are not good enough because someone made you think so.
As a young kid, I cared a lot about being right. I do not know if it was due to my interest in subjects that had one right answer, like Mathematics or Computer Science. Perhaps it was due to something else. Whatever the reason, I cared about getting things right. I also cared about making sure the other person had the “correct” opinion/understanding/fact.
I recently wrote an article about working remotely, which seemed to resonate with some of y’all. I thought to follow it up with something crucial when working remotely – avoiding burnout.
I have been working remotely for over a year now. I am completing one year at rtCamp soon and before that, I was doing some consulting remotely. During this period, I thought about how I could make remote-work work, and this meant I read some articles and books from people much smarter than I am.
Beginning of last year, I wrote about what happened in my life during 2018. I thought why not follow it up with what happened in 2019. I think it’s good to look back and reflect on what the year brought to you, in terms of life and work and do a review of it.
This post first appeared on rtCamp.com.