Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Category: Work

  • How I wrote a post per week for 60+ weeks

    How I wrote a post per week for 60+ weeks

    Over a year ago, I accepted the responsibility of carrying on a weekly tradition for our team at work. It was a simple-yet-powerful tradition: pick something you learned that week, write up a post about it, and share that post every Friday. I have never missed a week since, and after 60+ posts, I’m still […]

  • Why a shadow career might get me to my dream job

    Why a shadow career might get me to my dream job

    Ever since I heard about the notion of a shadow career I’ve been haunted by it. My current “career” consists of helping artists, writers, and many others make money as professionals, and as an artist myself, I often feel envy when I imagine how great it would be to draw and write for a living. […]

  • Stop looking out there, you already have what you need

    Stop looking out there, you already have what you need

    I’ve been working on a project at work recently and it’s been pretty challenging. I’m project managing the building of a THING and there are 4-5 people working on the THING and it’s all pretty loose and scrappy because, you know, that’s how THINGS get built in modern tech workplaces right? πŸ™„ We’ve been creating […]

  • How I organize using Notion and a notebook

    How I organize using Notion and a notebook

    For years I have maintained both an analog and a digital system of organizing my calendar, tasks, projects, and more. This is how it works.

  • Your work can’t be measured by a number

    Your work can’t be measured by a number

    A friendly PSA not to get caught up in chasing numbers, targets, or otherwise thinking that just because something can be measured that it matters.

  • One year of happiness

    One year of happiness

    This last week marked my first year anniversary as a Happiness Engineer with Automattic. Starting this role was a big shift for me professionally and required me to go back to being a beginner again. It’s been a scary and challenging experience in the best way possible, and to say I’m glad I did it […]

  • Learning like a mad scientist

    Learning like a mad scientist

    As this golf pro shows, learning like a mad scientist can and will be really uncomfortable, and fun, at the same time. Respect!

  • Go with what will teach you the most

    Go with what will teach you the most

    There is some great advice from Ryan Holiday in the 33 Things I Stole From People Smarter Than Me. I encourage a read through all of it. Here are a couple of pieces that pair well together and that resonate with me: 18.I forget who this was from, but it has stuck with me: Go […]