If you want to build a fulfilling career, you need to develop both marketable skills and career capital.
The thing about a creative career is that you get to create it.
The big creative work you want to do with your life — aka THE WORK — should include a money-making component.
My original assumption was that I’d write after hours and on weekends, same as I did for The Biographies of Ordinary People.
Focus on what makes life worth living. Do that. Avoid activities or interventions that take away from that.
What do you choose when your choices are limited?
I already have responsibilities that take up this particular chunk of time, so I cannot give that time to anything else.
How do you fit in another 1,200-word blog post, Monday through Friday?
Making choices about THE LIFE you want takes work, and it’s really easy to find yourself in the life you have instead.