26 Sep

Defining your Writing Career Through a Mission Statement

Defining your Writing Career Through a Mission Statement

Defining your Writing Career Through a Mission StatementI have a dream. I dream to be a professional writer. You know, a professional writer. Who’s, you know, professional and stuff.

Until very recently I had no idea what being a professional writer meant. I had a vague idea that I wanted to get paid for writing, and that I should be able to make a living from my writing and game design combined, so that, you know, I wouldn’t need to go to work anymore.

I bet that you’ve had that kind of dream: if only I’d strike it big/win the lottery/accidentally buy a Ferrari made out of solid gold I’d be able to retire, live my dreams and eat lunch in my pajamas[note]I no longer eat lunch in my pajamas. Not only do I need to set a good example for the kids, but I no longer find bread crumbs in bead to be sexy.[/note]. But it never happens does it?

That’s because this kind of dream relies on magic. If only I’d magically get X, then Y would be easy. But magic doesn’t exist in the real world[note]Because we’re all Muggles[/note]. That’s why you need a Mission Statement. Read More

07 Oct

Spark Wednesday: Will you Lose Your Job?

What if you knew that you had to change work? Not only should but had to. Your job would go away. Your entire industry would vanish. No more steady paycheck, no more income.

No more musts or shoulds. Complete freedom from any preconceived notions of what you can and can’t do. What would you do then? If you could do anything, if you had to choose something to do?

Today’s spark is to read the research below about how likely 702 different job types are to be removed through computerization (hint: doctors aren’t as safe as they think…)

Then dare to dream about what you’d do with your life. Feel free to post your dream in the comments below.

Linky: The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerization? By Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne