It’s been three years. I’m amazed. Even now people ask me why I left my kick-ass job at Constant Contact as the queen of email marketing in Florida. I told them all kinds of things, all of which were true to me at the time.
I gave up everything I worked for to reach this one goal: to be heard
Reasons I gave include but are not limited to:
I outgrew it. It was time to move on.
I want a new challenge.
I found a gap in the market.
Now I see a simpler reason. I wanted to be heard. To do that, I had to listen to myself. I wanted more. More what? I didn’t know.
For the last three years I’ve searched and searched for it. Now I’m closer. I want to be heard and I want to enable others to do the same. After writing the first installment of my memoirs, I believe this is why I was allowed to live. Here’s more about my story.
Tip for the week: Keep going a la Google
One way I do that is by making the most of the times when I’m highly motivated. That’s when I make lists and I obsessively break down every task down to its smallest detail. This helps me to be consistent even when I have absolutely zero desire to do anything at all. The list helps me to go on autopilot until inspiration bubbles up again. That’s the secret to consistency and high quality for me. It took me a while to figure this out, but now my peaks and valleys are still in tact and so is my performance.
Death to the over-monetized, overexposed behemoth Evernote
A key resource I use is Google Keep. I used to be a staunch devotee of Evernote (a service allowing you to take notes, pictures, and audio files in a digital notebook). Like most powerful apps it has gained in popularity to the point where the firm is looking to heavily monetize usage of the app. I get it. But I don’t use it anymore.
I found the beauty of Evernote is the system and the way it encourages us to think. Well, I’ve got that down now. Google Keep is much simpler and I have a feeling Google won’t be monetizing it anytime soon. Enjoy!