What do you bring to the table?

This question sucks.

Or, I should say, in most situations it sucks.

You’ll often hear this question, “What do you bring to the table?” in job interviews or auditions, and it always ends with the same result: The interviewee listing off a bunch of random skills that they’ve acquired in the hopes that one of them lands solidly in the interviewer’s “good answer” list (Forbes has a good article about this if you’re curious).

Unfortunately, that question is also the best way I can think of to bring something to your attention.

Continue reading

Why I don’t want to share my plans anymore

I’ve fallen into a trap.

Or, really, I’ve been comfortably living in the bottom of this trap for quite some time. Only occasionally lifting my head up to recognize I’m in the trap before laying back down to get comfortable again.

That trap is, “telling other people what my goals are.”

Continue reading
CategoriesLifeLive StreamingMinecraftYouTube

It’s us against the world

Interpersonal relationships can sometimes be difficult to navigate. Especially when they’re with people you’ve never met, on the other side of the world, with totally different backgrounds and cultures and approaches to life.

When I first started getting into being a “creative”, launching my Minecraft server and publishing my first YouTube videos, I had an expectation that things would be different than in other industries.

Well, they are different… for better AND for worse.

For the most part, things are great. You put your heart and soul into something you’re really excited about, you share it with your friends and supporters who enjoy experiencing new creations with you, and you improve your skills day after day. You don’t have a goal to find perfection, but you continually strive after it anyway because you can tell that you’re getting closer with each new creative endeavor you embark on.

Continue reading
Secured By miniOrange