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A curated selection of articles on how life and work are changing, with the occasional offbeat piece
 

31 Oct, 2018

 

NODESK Newsletter

 

A curated selection of articles on how life and work are changing, with the occasional offbeat piece.

 

Topics: Digital Nomads, Future of Work, Gig Economy, Remote Work, Universal Basic Income and much more.

 
 

Top Picks

 
# Working for a Company vs. Working for Yourself
 

Thinking about working for yourself? Do it! But read this first.

 
# Quitting my job has been the best thing I've done for my career
 

Why I decided to take a sabbatical in my 20s, and what I’ve learned from having complete freedom. This post is not meant to be prescriptive. It’s also not intended to be another “Quitting Google to pursue my passion for X” article because, well, I haven’t been able to pass the interview there yet. This is a telling of my story that I hope will inspire those who are thinking about quitting to take the leap.

 
# Your Work Is the Only Thing That Matters
 

There is a story about an exchange between Jerry Seinfeld and a young comedian. The comedian approaches Seinfeld in a club one night and asks him for advice about marketing and getting exposure. Exposure? Marketing? Seinfeld asks. Just work on your act.

 
# Creating a new sense of home is part of the travel process
 

Everyone travels in different ways, and I think every experienced wanderer balances the idea of home and travel on his or her own terms. But one amazing thing that travel teaches you is that coming home — or finding home — after a long trip doesn’t spell the end to your wandering; it just deepens your relationship to the adventures yet to come.

 
# How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It
 

Many people turn to procrastination or ignoring the task—but that only postpones the inevitable. You can try to talk your way out of the assignment, and maybe your manager will support you, but at some point the work needs to get done. If you want to be successful, then it serves you better to rise to the occasion no matter what. That means learning how to push through challenges and deliver valuable results.

 
 

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# Contract Full Stack Engineer
 

Thorn is hiring a remote contract Full Stack Engineer. Thorn is a non-profit focused on building technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Working at Thorn gives you the opportunity to apply your skills, expertise and passions to directly impact the lives of vulnerable and abused children.

 
# Contract Full Stack Engineer with Data Engineering Experience
 

Thorn is hiring a remote contract Full Stack Engineer with Data Engineering experience. Thorn is a non-profit focused on building technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Working at Thorn gives you the opportunity to apply your skills, expertise and passions to directly impact the lives of vulnerable and abused children.

 
 

Offbeat

 

“Now, as I began to clip off one brisk six-minute mile after another, as the rising sun set fire to the lowest needles of the pines, I asked myself: What if there were a way, without being an athlete, to feel what athletes feel? To play all the time, instead of working? Or else to enjoy work so much that it becomes essentially the same thing.

The world was so overrun with war and pain and misery, the daily grind was so exhausting and often unjust—maybe the only answer, I thought, was to find some prodigious, improbable dream that seemed worthy, that seemed fun, that seemed a good fit, and chase it with an athlete's single-minded dedication and purpose. Like it or not, life is a game. Whoever denies that truth, whoever simply refuses to play, gets left on the sidelines, and I didn't want that. More than anything, that was the thing I did not want."

 
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
 
 

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