If I ever went back to school, I’d study behavioural psychology. I just love learning why we do things, especially when our decisions aren’t rational. And how we continue doing the non-rational behaviour when there is so much good information out there.
I also love learning when science contradicts the “normal” or expected outcome. This happens a lot when your start to learn about your body and pain. Relevant for me as I always have something going wrong, body-wise.
Thankfully, I found an amazing science-based resource for learning all about pain. Even better, it is run by a good friend of mine Paul Ingraham, whom I’ve known for years (from Ultimate). He takes a common topic, like icing and then finds all the studies that prove or disprove a position. In this one, he describes when you should and should not ice your injuries.
The crazy part is that most people will vehemently disagree with you when you bring this up, or dismiss it “well icing works for me”. What they won’t do is read it and try to understand the data.
My suggestion to you, is go to his articles page and type into the article search (not the search box at the top of the screen) and find your pain. (Minor digression…I actually programmed that fancy drop-down and filter-as-you-search stuff!!). Then read the articles and see if you can learn a better way to treat your ailment.
Science good. Thanks Paul!
I left InTouch at the end of April after much thought. My plan was give ample notice (2 months), take a few months off in the summer, and start work when the kids went back to school. Life, however, did not work out that way.
Instead, I was asked to leave a few days after I gave notice. The good news was that I could be very active in meeting cool companies. The bad news is that I was expecting a tad more income to tide us over for the summer.
My challenge in finding a job was that I was quite picky:
I spent a great deal of time focussed on finding this unicorn of a company but was eventually told either, “we are not ready for sales” or “we’d rather hire a junior sales person”, which was very frustrating.
To keep myself busy, I got two contracts:
I also created one event and worked to bring two others to Vancouver:
When the teacher’s strike happened, it was actually good I wasn’t working again and could deal with the children as Christine started her PDP program. However, by now I was really ready to get back to work and started look for “normal” jobs, like at Mobify, Hootsuite, Clio and other great Vancouver companies. None of those turned out; however, I found this position on AngelList and said I was interested. It wasn’t in the industries I was looking for, but it fit all the other requirements.
And and I happy to say that I just completed my first week there and I love it! We are going to take over the eCommerce world.
Some additions/fixes on my site:
Update: moved files around to simplify my base code. Performance is worse now, will work on that.
Some great examples of how different billing structures can really change your business, from broke to flush!