I want to be a better student, employee, friend, and partner. But I’ve discovered that I won’t get there with only my intentions.
Author Archives: Lydia Ume
Much ado about AI content generation
I know I said I don’t have a promised cadence for my writing. I’m not sure what to call them. But I’ve set up a time in my calendar to write between 6–7 pm on Sundays and titled it “Review your week in public.” Thinking of these as reviews makes it less intimidating. So hereContinue reading “Much ado about AI content generation”
Merging a creative and careerist practice
I’ve struggled to separate my creative pursuits from career-oriented activities for the longest time. I tried to make this happen in different ways. For example, I often would run two blogs at a time—one for personal writing and another for professional writing. The personal blog would be where I shared quirky, vulnerable stories like myContinue reading “Merging a creative and careerist practice”
What Happens When the Results Are Not Immediate?
One of the hardest pills to swallow is that some of the work we do today will not bear fruits anytime soon. To be fair, immediate results are motivating. To conquer this feeling and stay motivated for the long haul requires an understanding that it’s okay if the answers or results you are looking forContinue reading “What Happens When the Results Are Not Immediate?”
My Career Goal For 2020 Is To Work Less
The guiding word for my year is Rest, as a result, I plan to work less in 2020. This might sound like I want to cop out on my job or only do the bare minimum. But, In seeking to work less, I want to maximise the time I have for work and become more efficient.
How To Create An Online Portfolio. [5 Free Tools]
Last January, I lost what would have been a well paying remote gig because I didn’t have an online portfolio to show my work. An online portfolio in this digital age is equivalent to having a physical office except that it is even more convenient. Freelancing is quite different from a 9-5 where your bossContinue reading “How To Create An Online Portfolio. [5 Free Tools]”
#StartUpFridayEnugu: Understanding the Tech Ecosystem
We are at the verge of a manual apocalypse and to prepare for it we need to build and train a digital literate workforce. A 2017 article by BBC reports that up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs by 2030 to robot automation. The study which was carried out by the McKinsey Global Institute predictsContinue reading “#StartUpFridayEnugu: Understanding the Tech Ecosystem”