There are a number of ways to visualize scenarios involving your future. You might be more comfortable writing or drawing, or heck, even singing to bring something to life in your mind and imagination. Whatever your preferred method, you can be certain that you’ll be looking at it differently after you do.
As Ben Shneiderman, founding director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland says,
“The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures.”
You can do this all the time, plotting out projects on Post-Its on the wall, outlining articles in shared Google Docs, even scribbling flow charts on a piece of paper, snapping a pic, and sharing it. The simple act of writing a to-do list helps make a daunting task look manageable.
Visualize and write down what you’re doing and imagine how it turns out in the future. What does it feel like and look like if you successfully execute what you’re doing?
We dig into this and other eye-opening techniques in our book A Guide To Change For Everybody.
A Marketplace For Skills
Fiverr and Upwork have gotten a lot of attention for efficiently managing the interaction between freelance workers and those who hire their services. There were reports this week that LinkedIn was planning a similar marketplace for more specific white-collar skills such as writing, marketing, and consulting.
Would you promote your skills or search for freelancers on a LinkedIn marketplace?
Our favorite tools and resources for expanding your network, staying in the know, learning new skills, and making your next move.
- Headspace Guide to Meditation: The animation is dazzling on this series based on the meditation app Headspace.
- New Power: How Anyone Can Persuade, Mobilize, and Succeed in Our Chaotic, Connected Age
- Just Enough Research: In her book design strategist Erika Hall insists that every product or service we design has to survive and thrive in the real world. Research is the key to grounding ideas in reality and improving the odds of success. She presents practical, effective, efficient techniques for insight into your users and what they need and value.
Come Back Careers During Covid
The thought of changing careers or making a comeback career seems impossible during a global pandemic. Career expert Liz Bently shares the best strategies for changing and evolving your career. Here’s a summary of the piece.
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