Because Personal Side Projects Should Feel Like Play

Remember that feeling? You’re really into playing (dress-up, legos, video games, or whatever it was that you enjoyed playing as a kid). Your adrenaline is high, and you’re having so much fun you don’t even notice the time.

Your adrenaline is high, and you’re having so much fun you don’t even notice the time.

You then get an interruption. You’re told to stop, which is the last thing you want to do. So you whine and pout, and then begrudgingly succumb to the bedtime routine.

As adults, we often don’t make time for our own play. We tell ourselves to stop before we even start. That childlike wonder gets buried as a result, and then we forget how to play.

Personal side projects are a great outlet to rediscover that playful curiosity, and it should be exactly like that, playful! Here are 8 tips to help reignite the play in personal projects.

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Because Personal Side Projects Should Feel Like Play

Why Marketers Should Think More Like Teachers

Congrats to teachers and a big thank you for finishing another school year! In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, I’m revisiting an old blog post that I wrote about how I find marketing and teaching to be similar in many ways.

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