Designing a More Self Aware Life

It was such an honor to be interviewed by Srini Rao for The Unmistakable Creative podcast in an episode titled, Designing a More Self Aware Life. He asked such deep and thought-provoking questions, it enabled me to give my deepest, truest, most authentic answers. It may have been my best interview yet! Thank you so [Keep Reading…]

Eager to advance? You need traction.

In my last post, I asked if the work you’re doing today is getting you closer to your ideal tomorrow. The overwhelming and consistent response: You don’t like where you are You don’t see where to go You don’t know how to get there No coordinates. No map. No compass. In a word: Stuck. That [Keep Reading…]

Home is Where the Heart Is

Originally published on the Pastry Box Project one year ago today on October 10, 2014 I’m writing this from my parents’ guest bedroom. It’s odd being a guest in your own parents’ home. Despite this being the place where I was born, it hasn’t felt like home for quite a while. This room used to [Keep Reading…]

Practice UX on Your Home Turf

Give yourself permission to practice UX every day Progress takes practice. You have to work at it every single day. Regardless of your circumstances, when you practice UX every day, you: Build empathy with your colleagues Better meet your customers’ needs Become more strategic in your approach Make more informed design decisions Resolve conflicts with [Keep Reading…]

We’re All in the Same Boat

Friend, I tell you this because I think you need to hear it: You have to make yourself. We all do. Everyone has to grind it out in places that don’t get what we do or why it matters. Even the greats…especially the greats! But the ones who ultimately succeed don’t wait around for someone [Keep Reading…]