Career & Work Category Archive

Waking Up

Friday, May 20th, 2011

What does it mean to wake up and become more conscious? Let me share some perspectives that should make it easier to understand the process of waking up. The Cellular Perspective From the cellular perspective, you can see yourself as an individual person interacting with other individuals. You’re like a single cell in the larger body […]

10 Tips for a Better Cover Letter

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Recently I’ve been reading through dozens of letters from people who are interested in working together, and I want to share some insights regarding what makes for an effective cover letter and what doesn’t. If you consider these tips from the employer’s perspective, I think you’ll agree that most of them can be considered common […]

Help Wanted (the Serious Version)

Monday, April 11th, 2011

My April 1st Help Wanted post generated a wide range of reactions. As many people figured out, the post was indeed an April Fools joke. I thought up this idea 3 weeks prior when I decided I should finally do an Aprils Fools post. This idea seemed like the perfect combination of various things I’d written […]

Help Wanted

Friday, April 1st, 2011

I mentioned previously that I wanted to stop working as a solopreneur and build some staff this year. Well, the time has finally arrived. I’m ready to start recruiting some staff, so if the idea of working with me sounds interesting, please read on. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you’d […]

Being a Savage

Monday, March 7th, 2011

If I were to create a resume/CV for myself, it would start out something like this: 1989 – arrested for misdemeanor petty theft 1990 – arrested for misdemeanor petty theft (2x) 1991 – arrested for felony grand theft 1989-91 – UC Berkeley, expelled 1992  – retail sales associate, $6/hour, fired … I tried to plug […]

Hacking Reality: Subjective Objectivity

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

As my 30-day subjective reality experiment concluded last month, I shifted to a different mode of living. I finally got used to seeing the world through a dream lens. It was seriously challenging to hold that perspective at first, but after a few weeks, my subconscious took over, and I no longer had to consciously […]

How to Fall in Love with Procrastination

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Many time management experts label procrastination in strictly negative terms such as “the thief of time.” But is procrastination always such a negative experience? Is there a positive side to procrastination, one that may even encourage you to procrastinate more often? What if you could see procrastination from a more empowering perspective? What if you […]

How to Raise Your Hourly Rate

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

If you work as an independent professional or employee whereby you get paid by the hour, then your income depends heavily on your hourly rate. So obviously if you can raise your hourly rate, you can earn more money without working longer hours. But when does it make sense to raise your hourly rate? How […]

The Past DOES Equal the Future

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The past does not equal the future is a favorite saying of Tony Robbins. Unfortunately he’s dead wrong. I can understand Tony’s intent in making such a statement. Sure it’s part of his overall sales pitch, but essentially he’s telling people that they have the power to break from the past and use their power […]

Contributing to Your Field

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A good way to attract interesting and inspiring people into your life and to boost your overall success is to actively contribute to your field. Contributors get noticed and attract new friends and opportunities easily, and contributing is much easier than you might assume. Tired of Isolation When I worked as an indie game developer […]