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Tips & Tricks on Audio, Video, Trackers, Tools & Goals from a 2 Month Journey as a Newbie Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash Over the past 2 months, I posted YouTube videos for two channels (AkaAki Design & TaxGuide101). Over 60 videos in, I have learned a lot as a Newbie. So, here I am sharing my challenges, lessons, and solutions for new YouTub ...
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For writers Discouragement for breakfast, followed by a bold sip of coffee. For once, I am at a loss for words. Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash Words are what often drives me — clandestine, juxtaposition, redundant, impediment — those words, the ones too pretentious to speak aloud, that I find most beautiful. I’ve come to understand that I am exceedi ...
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Photo by Ales Nesetril on Unsplash He said once: “Computers lack a sense of finality to them. When I write something, I don’t want to be able to run from it.” This was a lie. He was addicted to my ability to keep his secrets. — Phil Kaye, Numbers Man Once, she sent a personal essay to the New York Times only for it to get rejected. I didn’t see her ...
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Here’s why Photo by Aditya Saxena on Unsplash “Where do you see yourself in the next five to ten years?” It was a simple question, but I was stumped for an answer. The interview process had been going fine and I had really showed my skills and abilities in the process. Yet as I fumbled to give a response, I thought of the option to give a textbook ...
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Photo by Chris Chow on Unsplash Baseball started today. Watching my team, N.Y. Mets, face off with Washington Nationals. The whistle of a fastball and the chirps of birds are back. Spring has started. Protracted lock out nearly locked us in a long winter. Baseball-less year wouldn’t have killed me. I made it through the worst of Covid with you all. ...
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Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash “The vision all along was — ‘Is there a better way to test technology in the wild?’ That has been our core from day one.” Software applications are used by people like you and me. Therefore, shouldn’t real humans test them before they launch? Chris Malone, the CEO of Applause, explains how the Applause platform act ...
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PART 1 UX lessons I wish I had learned earlier: Craft They say “hindsight is 20/20”. It’s very true. 10 years ago I made the switch from graphic design to user experience after a 10-year stint working for print shops & manufacturing environments. It has been an incredible journey so far, but there are many things I wished I had learned earlier than ...
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My first experience with time travel was when I was 21 years old. 
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Image by AdelinaZw from Pixabay A man told me a story of a woman he had known growing up and, one night, their relationship unexpectedly became more than friendship. It had all felt so natural and he had never felt so in tune with anyone as he did then. However, the next day he panicked, lost in a sea of feeling unworthy and misplaced loyalties to  ...
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The Ultimate Underdog Story: How TaskUs Used an Outsider’s Perspective To Unearth Hidden Talent Around the World The origin story of TaskUs, including taking lessons learned as the forgotten outsider to turn an undervalued company into the massive success it is today. Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash Every business wants to grow — it’s a sign you’r ...
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What if I fail? You have asked yourself that question before. And it's perfectly normal, a sign of growth. But let someone talk to you about it in this article.
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Time is NOT Money…Time is truly scarce and the only currency that really matters.
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If you can let go of passion and follow your curiosity, your curiosity just might lead you to your passion Photo by Reuben Rapose I bet a lot of us have been at the receiving end of the phrase “Follow your Passion” at some point in our lives. But often, people don’t talk about how to do that. People automatically spit out the cliché because it’s so ...
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Money does not buy happiness, money buys freedom. Having a bit of wealth means the possibility of taking time off from work when feeling burned out or sick.
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The first few pages hooked me, and I devoured it over several days, capturing hundreds of Kindle highlights in the process. It’s quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and one of my favorite chapters is titled “Cosmic Insignificance Therapy.”
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Who’s hijacked our minds on LinkedIn? A critical thinking approach to identifying how we fall prey to the psychologically exploitative strategies being used by some content creators on LinkedIn and other social media Into the deep ? by Joanna Nowak What is critical thinking? According to The Peak Performance Center, critical thinking refers to the ...
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A Personal View On Working At A Start-up, Long Hours, Working Remotely & Burn Out Photo by Mathias Jensen on Unsplash There’s a common image that comes to mind when people picture a startup: a garage full of poorly-groomed, immature 20-somethings, munching on pizza, fueled by coffee and Red Bull, staring at a computer screen all day (and night). Th ...
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The moment I begin to put my words down, I find peace of mind and a great escape to the bliss I seek. Photo by Arash Asghari on Unsplash Henry David Thoreau said that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city, you go into the desperate country, and have to console ...
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It’s easy to be a writer when no one is reading your work By Amador Loureiro on Unsplash I often wonder how other people do it. How do they make it work? The ideas, the writing, the hustle, the likes. It’s all so tiring, frustrating, nerve-wracking. Yet they do it. They get published, discussed, paid. Heard. I’ve always wanted to be one of them. I ...
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Good reads from the past month. Start By Doing Nothing We don’t always have to find something to do. Sometimes doing nothing can do a lot for us… 5 Psychological Reasons You Don’t Feel Confident Let them go and your natural confidence will rise… How To Live The Life You Want A sure way to waste you life away is to live a lifestyle that requires you ...
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