The media landscape has changed. Online influencers and creatives have moved beyond a blog and online advertising as a main or sole stream of income. What this has meant is a dizzying array of seemingly unending tasks that need to be done. Content creation and curation. Impeccable visual styling. Promotion. Research. Constant learning. Experimentation.
Everywhere you turn nowadays it seems you’re not doing enough. Our bar of success seems not to be whether we’re happy, but are we doing what we love? Or if not, are we getting closer to it?
During her Alt Summer 2014 keynote, Joy Cho of Oh Joy! cautioned us to stop striving for balance between work and life and instead embrace the more realistic Juggle. She focuses on one area at a time and checks in frequently to make sure one area isn’t dominating over another over the long haul.
How are you approaching your creative goals? Are you striving for balance or embracing the juggle?
Join us Wednesday November 11 at 9AM PST/12PM EST/4PM GMT on Twitter for #AltChat as we look at balance and time management and find out what we’re saying yes to, as well as what we’re saying no to.