How to manage How To’s
About a month ago I committed to finding a new career in tech. The idea of creative work, collaborating with outside-the-box thinkers, and changing the world one app at a time, all the while earning a paycheck equivalent to my value has been a very attractive vison for my future. I rolled up my sleeves and got to work researching and analyizing, compiling data to help me make an informed decision. I joined Career Karma (shout to those folks because they’re life changers) subscribed to what feels like a gazillon YouTube channels, subscribed to Medium, and re-activated my Audible account and downloaded enough design books to provide me content until 2024.
In the seven days since my last post, I have never felt more sure of the direction I want my life and career to take but I’ve also never felt so lost.
News flash…there’s a LOT of crap on the inter webs
How to become a UX/UI designer. How to make a portfoilio that stands out from the others. How to ace your job interview. How to skip the recruiters and go straight to the hiring manager. How to create your own agency. How to manage your time during bootcamp- which is painted as an experience that falls just short of a communist sweat shop.
And that’s just the short list.
As I reflect on my past few weeks, I’ve learned to manage the lists. The booming voices reminding me there’s always something to do . I’ve managed the neurotic anxiety that tells me I’m not doing enough because I haven’t checked off this list item or taken that next step yet. I’ve realized there is no master How To list. No six or twelve steps that will get me to the ever elusive there. I realized this because I realized there is no THERE. There isn’t an end goal, rather a series of goals to fulfill before my time on earth is up. See I filtered the noise and heard the real How To’s. Its quite simple my friends….commitment and consistency. That’s it. Commit to your vision and consistently work at it. Be curious about what interests you, do your research and most importantly follow your intuition. That’s the ultimate How To.