I upped my game in 2016. I lived up to my three words for 2016—Mastery: Turning Pro. I felt a monumental shift in the way I approached my work and mastering the craft. At the beginning of 2016, I expected to apply my three words towards becoming a fiction author. Little did I know that I would apply those words to the craft of marketing. Midway through the year, I felt the shift. After doing Seth Godin’s altMBA program in August 2016, I knew I had turned pro and begun my journey to mastery. Now, it’s time to shift gears and build on the foundation I laid in 2016.
Ever heard of an integrity report? It’s my yearly ritual (adapted from James Clear) where I publicly review the prior year. My intention with this report is to ensure I am living in alignment with my values, always reaching for a higher standard and doing work that matters. His integrity report focuses on three questions, and I’ve chosen to stick with them.
It's not always practical to get a marketing degree. Here are ways to get into marketing without having a degree.
Have you ever wondered whether you should go back to school? I've struggled with this feeling for almost eight years, since graduating from an unaccredited Christian college with my B.S. in Biblical Studies degree. I often wonder "what if..." I had the opportunity to have attended an Ivy League school—for which I was more than qualified?
Deep Work. What's the first thought that comes to mind when you read those two words side-by-side? For me, it's that I don't ever do enough deep work. That I want to do more. That I want to lose myself in flow. That I lack the discipline or the time to do the deep work I feel called to do. What about you?
Have you ever wondered what you could learn in 30 days’ time if you decided to go all-in, exert every ounce of strength towards examining your worldview, understanding constraints and leaning in? That’s exactly what you’ll get in the altMBA program!
I read an excellent article about productivity this week. My takeaway was that being a productivity ninja is NOT important, but accomplishing what matters to you IS. It's refocusing attention towards your goals and priorities rather than trying to become a more productive person and "get more done before breakfast."