ChatGPT and AI are all the rage. And I mean that literally - people are excited, surprised, scared, and angry by the potential this kind of service has. Here's my take on whether it's a good thing or a bad thing.
Author: Heather Flanagan
When Gravity Takes Over
Sometimes even the changes you’ve been planning for can take you by surprise. Time to reflect on how on earth THAT happened!
This Is Your Brain On Identity
Your brain is a beautiful thing. Your brain after dealing with digital identity for a few years might need therapy.
Let’s Talk About Digital Wallets
One of the areas I've been researching recently is the concept of a digital wallet. At a conference a few weeks ago, someone said, "Digital wallets are great! Everyone understands the concept because we all have physical wallets, and digital wallets just move that concept online." Hmmm. Let's just say I have concerns. What's a… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Digital Wallets
“Why don’t they just quit?”
The Great Myth of Job Portability The news these days is full of announcements about massive layoffs. There are stories about the people left "holding the bag" at companies that are, by all reports, purely toxic workplaces. I've seen the sentiment, "why would _anyone_ stay there? They should all quit! That'll show those horrible bosses… Continue reading “Why don’t they just quit?”
It’s a Wrap!
Keeping Track of What You Learn From Your Clients As a freelancer, do you ever stop and write down what you learned from a project as it closes? What made working on that effort awesome? What do you want to make sure you never have to deal with again? Project managers often (but not always!)… Continue reading It’s a Wrap!
Index Cards – They Never Go Out of Style
Long ago, probably when I was in middle school (so, around 12 years old), my teachers introduced me to the power of index cards. Whenever I was researching for a paper or studying for an exam, the process started by taking notes on index cards. Each card would have its own fact and source. At… Continue reading Index Cards – They Never Go Out of Style
Embracing the Uncomfortable
Over the last few weeks, I've been exploring social media in entirely new ways. I've learned a few things along the way: 1) I have a long way to go to use hashtags effectively, 2) my video processing skills are laughable, 3) I feel ridiculous on TikTok. So, why am I spending so much time… Continue reading Embracing the Uncomfortable
Can a Freelancer Have a Side Gig?
Why yes, yes she can. And in my case, that side gig is something I’ve been working on with my friend Laura Paglione since July of last year. Who knew it could take so many months to get a ‘simple’ idea off the ground? This all started when I threw open the virtual doors to… Continue reading Can a Freelancer Have a Side Gig?
You Don’t Have To Be Good At Everything
I am good at a lot of things when it comes to my career. I’m good at developing adaptive processes, managing people, and organizing activities. That said, I’m not good at creating formal, strict processes, working alone, visual design, or operational task management. I can’t begin to tell you how powerful it is to finally… Continue reading You Don’t Have To Be Good At Everything