Sarah Peck combines her passion for technology, storytelling and creative design with her background in psychology to share a unique perspective on writing. If you’re looking to successfully mesh your multiple passions, better communicate your story and connect with your readers, it’s time to check out this blog.
We're preparing to add a second kiddo to our household! This coming Fall will be filled with a lot of newborn madness, alongside the extra bonus of having a very active toddler lighting up our lives. I've written on this blog for nearly eight years, but it's time for me to take a break. I'll be on hiatus from blogging regularly here for the next six months, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to stop blogging here entirely. If you're on my email list, you'll still get my subscriber-only monthly newsletter. If you want to read more about what I'm planning for the year ahead and how I made this decision, here's a blog post all about it. It's time to edit life, as always, and harness my energy towards my next projects.
The default American question "What do you do?" doesn't suffice. Here are six of my favorite questions to ask people instead, and why they work. Asking people better questions is a great way into a more interesting conversation.
July was a busy reading month. I was focused on recording and prepping interviews for my upcoming maternity leave, and with all the extra interviews scheduled, I had quite a list of books I needed to read to prepare! Here's the complete list of books I read over the last month: one of them, Overwhelmed, is one of the best books I've read so far all year.
Instead of trying to make the best possible decision based on an estimated guess of an outcome, it's important to remember that we can’t control the outcomes. (If we could, then planning, marketing, and making would be far more boring and predictable.) Instead, I like to ask this question in order to make decisions in the face of uncertainty and unpredictability.
Friends! I'm joining the host, best-selling author, and founder of Unmistakeable Media for an intimate evening podcast recording of the Unmistakeable Creative Show. We'll be taping live in New York City on Thursday, August 9th, after work. Join us. Tickets are sold in advance and are first-come, first-served, with an intimate venue and a limited audience size. Yes, I'll be staying up late and waddling my big pregnant belly to a stage downtown to talk about startups, parenting, philosophy, and systems. Srini Rao is the bestselling author of Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best, and will be leading the discussion.
The learning curve of building a new human from scratch and re-wiring yourself as a parent and a functioning adult comes with plenty of challenges. Yet it also feels strangely familiar: like the long days of marathon training, or like the late nights studying to get your MBA on the side of your full-time gig. Here's how parenting rewires us as leaders.