I was invited by the good folks at UX Mastery to participate in a live YouTube video panel alongside Laura Klein and Dan Szuc. You can see the panel here:

The three of us delved into the mindsets that have gotten us to our current points in our careers. The whole is worthwhile, but I’ll point out my favorite parts of the conversation:

  • We touched on the importance of aligning your values with your work. This requires you be clear on what your values are; this is something you must make time for. (I recommended Michael Ray’s book The Highest Goal.)

  • Perhaps because of the former point, we delved into the value of philosophy in professional practice. (More on this idea.)

  • Laura brought up an important distinction: the difference between job security and career security; the latter is the only one you can do something about.

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