This past week, the Netherlands announced renewed corona measures and throughout Europe similar decisions are being made as we brace for a so-called ‘2nd wave’. Feels like deja vu because the 1st round was never really through…
This issue’s theme is inspired by the idea of needing permission. No not the governmental permission that we currently lack to do things we once did. Of course, I strongly believe that we’re all obligated follow corona guidelines in the interest of the greater good. I’m referring to the permission required to be who want to be professionally.
People used to think they needed permission - so they would ask for somebody else to give them permission to advance, to be something different - a new job title, a new degree, a new certification, a new membership.
Ultimately, Tom’s punchline to his article is:
“Jobs, careers and identities are increasingly modular and iterative.
And the internet enables you to create, shape and experiment with new pathways without gatekeepers”
In case you’re not convinced, here are some of Tom’s examples of how writing can help your career that I totally dig:
The pursuit of new ideas - each week, I have a routine of exploring new ideas by simply through writing about them. I’m grateful for this routine of exploring new territory.
Many possible selves - publishing your writing is a great vehicle for experimenting with new ideas and iterating on what drives you. Go back to the first issues here and see what I mean ; )
New connections & networks - each issue is capable to attract it’s own audience and I agree that networked writing enables new connections with each post.
As always, thank you for reading! I hope you have a nice weekend ahead and maybe not needing permission inspires you too,
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