Paul Jun is a writer and author. His latest book, Connect the Dots: Strategies and Meditations on Self-education, is available. His blog, Motivated Mastery, is where he connects the dots between subjects like mastery, philosophy, psychology, culture, self-awareness, and more.
Everyone writes about going from full-time to freelance, but we’re here to present lessons from the other side.
By Paul Jun
“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly."
Actionable career insights from luminaries like Debbie Millman, Marissa Mayer, Hunter S. Thompson, and more.
Advice that will make you think from Steven Pressfield, Kurt Vonnegut, Martha Graham and more.
Real habit change comes from taking a candid look at your shortcomings. Or, as Epictetus once said: "Self-scrutiny applied with kindness."
Your next job title probably doesn’t even exist yet. So what’s the only skill that promises to pay dividends in the future? Your ability to expand your mind.
To defeat the troll we must understand the troll. Lesson one: never feed a troll.
Act on your principles, not your moods. How the ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help us smash creative blocks and do our best work.