When I saw this quote in Kat Gordon's piece about changing the ad industry, it immediately resonated with me because 2015 is the year I'm focused on caring less about what other people think of me. I want to be liked, I hate knowing there are people in the world who might think I'm a jerk or don't respect me, etc. But the truth is, much like trolls on the internet, some people's opinions will never change and their opinions, truthfully, never should have mattered to me. Seeking out the validation of the masses, or anyone really, as you live your life is a dangerous trap and a fast track to losing touch with your identity. I know, I lost myself big time last year! I may conduct myself in ways others could never do, but when I embrace who I am and live my life in accordance it pays off in spades.
Don't ever say these things at work. Ever. Ever. Again.
Harvard Business Review has a lengthy list of things you should stop doing in general, actually.
Cindy Gallop shared 3 accelerators to create change in your industry at her keynote for the 3 Percent Conference.
One of my favorite lines to say when I'm on a panel is to talk about planning to be spontaneous. This Medium piece on organizing for the unpredictable takes that and amplifies it by a magnitude of ten.
This made me laugh: 3 Under 3, Meet The Disruptors.
The political theatre of 2016 has already begun and I. Freaking. Love it.
Turning 30 is fun. These charts and graphs capture it perfectly.
#LongRead: Vinyl's difficult come back.
Erik Martin, formerly of Reddit, is a pretty interesting guy.
Cartoonists' response to the Charlie Hebdo massacre is moving and jolting all in the same breath.
This might be the greatest definition of love ever. "Knowledge of each other, not of the flesh but through the flesh, knowledge of self, the real him, the real her, in extremis, the mask slipped from the face."
If 2015 feels a little longer, it is. (Manipulation of time totally creeps me out.)
Alright, that's all I got for this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I"m looking forward to nachos with some awesome ladies and more marathon listening sessions of Nick Jonas' "Jealous"....which I'll spare you. Ellie Goulding is way better.