Learn to Unlearn

Learning to unlearn is at the zenith of cognitive development, effective learning, and building better habits. To illustrate this important concept, I am going to use computer shortcuts as our example. Becoming proficient with shortcuts can take time. Like anything else, it requires practice. And not just time practicing, but more importantly, energy spent

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Function is greater than Design

This post is specifically for independent starters with small teams.

It may be my peer group, and the industry I find myself in—advertising and marketing. But in this context I seem to see and hear design, design, design. Design is necessary and  important to explore. But what is the purpose of design without functionality? Why focus on design when there isn’t a product?
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Being Imperfect on Purpose

I’m a perfectionist

Woah woah, hold up. That is a terrible mindset.

If you’ve had the thought more than once, you’re not alone. I have considered myself a perfectionist for some time. But it is a terrible idea. Though it may be true to a degree, repeating such an idea as a mantra is coding your brain to become MORE perfectionistic. Which again, it’s a terrible idea! And if you think such an idea helps you to become better, please keep reading why it is detrimental to the human experience. Continue reading →