I’ll Be Awesome At Lots of Things, Thank You Very Much

D67fff74178013024d833b3eec6cf27f?s=47 Lynn Fisher
October 08, 2015

I’ll Be Awesome At Lots of Things, Thank You Very Much

A talk from &yetConf, Richland WA.

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Lynn Fisher

October 08, 2015
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  1. FOCUS

  2. SPECIALIZE

  3. BE GOOD AT ONE THING

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  7. INTERMEDIA

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  11. CREATE ART IN THE SPACE WHERE DISCIPLINES OVERLAP

  12. TRY

  13. LEARN

  14. BE GOOD AT LOTS OF THINGS

  15. IS IT POSSIBLE?

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  17. SPECIALIZATION IS A GOOD THING

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  19. WHERE HAS OUR CURIOSITY GONE?

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  21. SPOILER ALERT

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  24. SPOILER OVER

  25. “You’ll never be as good as someone who spends all

    their time on it.”
  26. YOU DON’T KNOW ME

  27. THAT’S OK.

  28. “You don’t have to become a pro to get value

    from learning something.” PHILIP ROBERTS
  29. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GOOD AT SOMETHING?

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  31. EVERY PROJECT IN EVERY INDUSTRY REQUIRES WORK OF VARYING DIFFICULTY

  32. WHAT ARE YOU?

  33. “A title has no business attempting to capture the seemingly

    infinite ways by which individuals evolve.” RANDS
  34. BEYOND CATEGORY

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  38. YOU ARE NOT A PIE

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  44. THAT’S OK.

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  49. CREATE ART IN THE SPACE WHERE COMMUNITIES OVERLAP

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  52. LITERALLY EVERYTHING IS ABOUT PEOPLE

  53. BRING YOUR WHOLE SELF TO WORK

  54. “Do or do not. There is no try.” YODA

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  56. TRYING IS VALID AND VALUABLE

  57. IT REMINDS US WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A

    BEGINNER
  58. WE MAY FAIL

  59. “You’re not a real ______ unless you ____________” SOME JERK,

    PROBABLY NOUN ARBITRARY CONDITION
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  61. WE DEFINE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE GOOD

    AT
  62. WE DECIDE WHAT MATTERS

  63. “Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very

    silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” HENRY VAN DYKE
  64. PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF SO MUCH

  65. TRY

  66. LEARN

  67. BE GOOD AT LOTS OF THINGS

  68. THANK YOU Lynn Fisher @lynnandtonic