Jamie Varon, writer and designer joins us to discuss design and writing in a way that gets to the heart f what you want to say.
- Thinking along the lines of what a professional would do
- The role of self-motivation in our work
- The power of teaching yourself
- Overcoming the desire to just be comfortable
- Recognizing the disconnect between where you are and where you want to be
- How our imprints motivate or demotivate
- The variables that create the spectrum of human performance
- How extremely high expectations can actually hold us back
- The advantage of naivety and not considering the outcome
- How pre-judgements and uncertainty get in our way
- The echo-chamber of life advice on the internet
- The danger of getting swallowed in approval
- Why your great work won’t come from following someone else’s rules
I don’t like the feeling that I can’t change where I’m at.
Either your outrunning something or trying to keep up with something.
Our culture is very programmed to avoid uncertainty.
If you’re convicted from a really true place, you can’t get let fear get you.
It’s a very vulnerable thing to live life on your own terms.
Write the things you want to read. Not what you think people want to read.
Books, Resources, and Articles Mentioned
- Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
- This is How We Date Now
- Nobody on the Internet is Living the Life You Think They Are
Jamie Varon is a writer and designer. He work has been featured Huffington Post, Complex/NTRSCTN, Medium,Thought Catalog, Teen Vogue, The Liberty Project, and SF Weekly. You can follow her on twitter @jamievaron.