My second trip of 2017, when I had first committed to the writing and traveling life. Quit my waitressing job, said yes to every travel opportunity that came my way and started planning my backpacking trip. Nothing is the same, everything has changed-I’m living a totally different life now. One where my backpack is my “home” and I don’t know what country I’ll be in a few weeks or month from now. It’s a hectic life but this...this is the dream ✈️🌏.
While some people are commuting to work every morning in the snow, I have a ten second walk to my office. This is where all the writing magic happens ✨
People always tell me how lucky I am to work from home. Yes, it’s a privilege, but it’s also a challenge.
When you work from home, there are no set work hours. Your phone and computer are always around and it can be hard to shut off. Especially when you genuinely love what you do.
Would you guys be interested in seeing how I structure my day? Do you have any tips to share? Let’s talk about it!
Quando você traça uma meta pequena é bem provável que você atinja sempre um patamar abaixo, por isso é de estrema importância você sempre entrar no jogo com metas altas pois quando você joga pra ganhar e ter o maior resultado possível, mesmo que você não alcance sua meta desejada você estará em patamares bem altos.
Perks of working from home? A mid afternoon break to enjoy a sweet snack (or 3). And do you know what’s always a good idea? Sprinkling bits of Flake over an iced bun, the raisins in the bun count as my daily fruit right?
I’ve been eating @CadburyUK chocolate ever since I could eat chocolate 🍫 a tradition in our household was a Cadbury selection box every Christmas and the Wispas were ALWAYS my favourite. I might be 26 but I’ll still be expecting my Cadbury chocolate fix this Christmas 🎄
When it comes to personal growth and creating the life you truly want, it all comes down to the pain you put yourself through. I’ve said it before but it’s so important to understand and embrace this, for god sake it’s in our own biology. The pain you go through is actually showing you what not to do, it’s trying to nudge you in the right direction. Before I was so focused on working hard and being productive and making as much as possible, producing as much work as possible. Well there is more to life and creating the life you want than hard work, because if it was just work that was required then the richest people in the world would be waiters, construction workers and teachers. They work much harder than their bosses and the owners of those organisations, but you already know that they aren’t the richest people in the world.
So hard work is part of what you need in order to create the life you want, or to use a popular term, to achieve success, but it’s not everything. You need structure and organisation in your life, even if that’s just a few minutes a day of writing down what you are going to get done. You need to show passion for what you do, become more of a perfectionist and spend time to make sure your work is as good as it could be, that is don’t just do it and settle for good enough. And of course you need to make the right decisions, which is the hardest part but it comes from experience, studying and reading books and of course learning from mentors.
But just like working out, you can’t grow if you don’t let in some pain in the process. It’s the pain that will tell you when you are doing the wrong things, when there is something to learn and when it’s time to change direction. It’s easy to excuse pain for something that was meant to happen or needed, but if you don’t listen to what the pain tells you, you won’t learn anything and you will most likely have to go through that pain again. Don’t run from the pain, don’t silence it by drinking or doing other stupid things. Embrace it, feel it, listen to it and learn from it. That’s how you grow and that’s how you can eventually build the life you truly want.
My master's recital is coming up this Saturday at 1 EST/12 CST. I will be streaming it live from this account! Works by Rolf Wilhelm, James Grant, Brahms, and more!
What!? How have I not 'grammed in over a week? I now return you to your regularly scheduled feed of artsy/businessy goodness. 😂
To make up for my disappearance I'm sharing a cute animal! Well, kind of. It's a WIP piece. I decided to play with my @winsorandnewton watercolors and threw down some iridescent medium on the snow. Glittery, sparkly goodness!✨ I still need to do some layering for depth, but getting there. 🦊
Many thanks to @watercolormisfit for the fab lineart I played with! I grabbed some from her store recently - I find I focus better on practicing my watercolor techniques when I haven't spent forever inking, and since I love her art style it's a major win-win. ❤ 🎨
Really excited that I ran into @timferriss ! 10 years ago I read his book the “4-Hour Workweek” and it inspired me to quit my job, sell all of my stuff, move to Thailand and pursue my passions. It started with scuba diving, Muay Thai, then eventually let to starting an online business with dropshipping as he mentioned in the book, then the Travel Like a Boss Podcast and eventually the Nomad Summit! Huge thanks to Tim Ferriss for being the inspiration. Now it’s out turns to leave our marks in the world as well!
It’s been a long week at @100bogart and we are sooo ready for the weekend. 😵 We’ll be around the neighborhood for @shwickmarket food porn fest 🤤... what holiday parties are you attending in Bushwick? ✨🏬💡
Who's ready to spend the weekend eating Christmas treats?! I am 🙋🙋🙋
Reunión de equipo para preparar 2018. Os reservamos muchas nuevas cosas para arrancar nienr 2018, tal como una charla con @mujer4puntocero y @tobee .boadilla
Más info to come very soon
Friday is upon us. The end of the week and I'm counting down towards Christmas. Is anyone still fighting the crowd doing last minute shopping for Christmas? I always finish my Chrismas shopping on black Friday. Though I still window shop because I love a good sale. #natashalane
Christmas is close, I slowly lose some energy, I'm not a poet, here's a blue ornament illustrated and lettered with gouache & colored pencils. Ende. 🤗🙊 Oh, and my etsy sale ends in 2 hrs and 34 minutes, be quick if you want little illustrated last minute gifts 😅
Seit 2010 ist ein Zuwachs von 300.000 Selbstständigen zu verzeichnen. 📈 Ob diese Arbeitsform auch zu dir passt und wie myErika dir dabei hilft, erfährst du auf unserem Blog! [Link in Bio] 👍🏼#myerikaofficial#hilfeistnah#blog
Welcome to any and all new followers here! My name is Brett Hetherington and I am Head First Studios. Last week I did my first #FridayIntroductions and it seemed to go over pretty well. So here I am again this week, sharing a few things to give you some insight into my mind: ⠀
I am a night owl. I love to stay up late, and my creativity is strongest when the moon is high in the sky. And the kids are in bed. And the house is quiet…⠀
I am a notorious introvert. Sure I can put myself out there and have people rolling with laughter (and yes, that is my college ID photo from years ago). But I need my quiet times to recharge. Especially during the Christmas shopping season…⠀
I am a big #StarTrek fan. Call me a #trekkie or a #trekker , whichever you like, but #trek has been a huge part of my life since the ’80’s (and I converted my wife into a fan as well)⠀
I am currently rewatching my way through the 700+ hours of the Star Trek franchise and live-tweeting the journey. And I am creating minimalist movie-poster style art pieces for each episode⠀
That’s it for today. Leave a comment about one of your passions for me to enjoy!⠀
135/365 - I have just finished the last week @syntaxfm episode and, as always, @wesbos and @stolinski managed to provide great content. Loved the french not-so-french accent btw. I highly recommend their podcast guys. Check them out.
The plotline for the podcast episode was about “FAILURE” and I would like to add a couple of thoughts on this topic.
First of all, I am a big believer that every human institution that somehow shapes (even just touching the edges) our values and social structure should be constantly adapting aiming our personal growth and preferably at the same pace society develops.
Having said that, one of the things that I have been noticing changing yet very slowly is our education system.
Even though many countries implement distinct practices, the essence of global education shares many harmful principles. Before moving forward I would like to make very clear that there are organizations that fortunately don’t follow these principles and they have built amazing learning environments.
I will begin declaring that the base of our education places failure on the incorrect connotation. It causes us to fear it, avoid it. It produces and feeds a hierarchy type of situation where those who “fail less” are better positioned in their classes. Where better grades indicate better chances in the future.
I am not trying to take away the merit of those who are on the top of this system, but I do advocate for those who are not.
When you fear to fail you are basically losing the chance to learn. My experience is basically a result of years of failing. I still face failure every day and that is only because I am open to keeping learning.
Many of you decide to stop or get frustrated when challenges and learning obstacles are shown. I get it, you don’t want to look dumb. But you know what? You are being stupid when you give up.
You can only learn when you are willing to fail.
A child does his homework in a rural Mayan village. Check out the story, LINK IN BIO! // Our latest short is about the Ik' ta K'op Collective in Chiapas, Mexico, an organization bringing affordable internet to remote indigenous communities where commercial providers refuse to give the service. #onassignment for @ajplus