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Telling the stories of Creative Professionals - Designers, Developers; giving you the information and motivation you need to get started, stay focused and thrive as a Creative Professional
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Today we focus on mentorships; the what, when and how. Regardless of the medium you choose to give back with, you must first have something of value to give. No one is under compulsion to be a mentor, there is no commandment anywhere that you must mentor people, but if do mentor others, your motives should not be ulterior. For mentees, the willingness to learn and ability to sit down and do the work is important. Mentorship is not a shortcut or an escape hatch. You have to be a self-starter too. Create structures and systems around your mentor/mentee relationship. There should be agreed date and time. Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com Links mentioned today: Pomofocus  Pomodone
Today we explore and talk about distraction what it is, how to manage it and ways to direct your focus. The Problem of Distraction did not begin yesterday, the drawing away of the mind from one point or course to another or others. We say something distracts us, when it pulls us away from what we intended to do. Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” Paulo Coelho. Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com Links mentioned today: Indistractable Essentialism Atomic Habits
Learning Hard Skills

Learning Hard Skills

2021-02-1538:25

Today we explore and deconstruct how to learn and master hard skills, the quantity vs quality dilemma, the importance of doing the grunt work and getting your reps. In this field, your ability to master complex concepts and skills will be highly rewarded, you become more valuable and so it is a very important thing to pay attention to. So any time and resource we invest in understanding the science behind how we learn will yield valuable returns. Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com Links Mentioned in today's Episode: The Bookshelf: Business & Self-Improvement ADP List Office Hours Project Wecode Community
Systems are repeated patterns used to complete regular activities. Routines are the activities maintained and done on a regular basis. In Today’s episode we focus on how to be more intentional about our routines and systems for developing better work habits. Systems are a means to an end, it is important to clearly define the purpose for said system. Environment play an important role in our routines and system, certain behaviours are triggered in certain environments. So it is important to prime our environments and make it optimized for the systems and routines that will be helpful for the desired work habit. Every good system has feedback mechanism built-in. Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
In today’s episode we talk about Year-end routines and plans for the New Year. What did you experience this year? What have you learned from them? From learning from what happened in the year, it is less expensive and most effective to learn from what happened to others. Life is like a school, and its lessons are often dressed up in our circumstances; the challenges, our failures and victories. Rather than live year after year without learning anything or changing anything, decide to live with INTENTIONALITY! PS. We shared a cool tool and a cool tip for the week :) Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
The Either-Or Fallacy

The Either-Or Fallacy

2020-12-1427:07

In today’s episode we focus on the Either-or Fallacy, also known as false dilemma or false dichotomy. This is a type of logical false belief where a said situation has only a limited number of alternatives. But in reality, it can have more. For context, the thought behind settling for today's episode is coming from a place of frustration at the number of hot takes and opinionated postulations by some industry gate-keepers. The intentions might be good but the resultant effect can be misleading. For example someone speaks from a place of personal experience, without acknowledging the fact that; as rich as their personal experience, it does not cover the full range of possibilities available. PS. We shared a cool tool and a cool tip for the week :) Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
Outsourcing Work

Outsourcing Work

2020-12-0728:29

In today’s episode we talk about outsourcing work. There are a number of things that are going to make demands on your time and mental resources every single day. There will come a time when delegation and outsourcing is going to be the easier route for some tasks. If you can delegate more, you can be more productive. You can get a lot more done in the same amount of time. There are also many downstream effects when we outsource, whenever possible please do outsource. PS. We shared a cool tool and a cool tip for the week :) Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
In today’s episode we talk about rejection and failing. Rejection isn’t failure. Most of the time, advice around dealing with rejection and failures can feel cliché and disconnected from reality. Resilient plans, will help you adapt. A support system is also incredibly valuable for handle rejections and failures. PS. We shared a cool tool and a cool tip for the week :) Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
In today’s episode we focus on being thorough and the pursuit of excellent! Being thorough is not perfectionism; it is paying attention to details. Not caring enough about what we do is also mediocrity from another point of view. Care enough about what you do, that it moves you to take steps to become thorough. Not all Habits are exciting when they are started, but you could gamify the process and make it easier to start and maintain good habits. In our pursuit of excellence there is no vanishing point, we can always get better. Please do listen, (PS: we added a new segment; “Cool tip of the week”), share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
In today’s episode we explore people and social skills. We also talk about how and why people do what they do and more. To thrive in relationships and work; people and social skills is needed. Understand yourself first, learn basic good manners and other tenets of good behavior and generally acceptable social practices. You have to also learn about other people because you can’t interact with what you don’t know. A little bit of behavioral psychology, you don’t have to go too deep; just look at psychological biases and be informed about why people behave the way they do. The Halo effect, bystander apathy, inattentional blindness and more, learn what these biases are and how they affect you. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
Game theory is a mathematical approach to studying decision making that can help explain and address social problems. It tends to focus, most often, on the choice between competition and cooperation. Since games often reflect or share characteristics with real situations -- especially competitive or cooperative situations - they can suggest strategies for dealing with such circumstances. Just as we may be able to understand the strategy of players in a particular game, we may also be able to predict how people, political factions, or states will behave in a given real situation. In today’s episode we explore game theory for self-preservation, career advancement and the common good. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com Get the book on Amazon - The Origins of Virtue
When you hear this doom and gloom predictions, bear at the back of your mind that these are not new and our hit rate is really minute. We are horribly bad at making predictions. This is not making a case for complacency though, be diligent and always adapt to changing times and technology. In today’s episode we explore technology advancement, the future of work and how to stay relevant. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
Today’s episode is a continuation of the #EndSARs episode. One thing that this protest has shown is how excellent at organizing young people can be with a single unifying purpose. The way donation channels were set up, the way medical and legal services were setup is truly remarkable. As a nation this unifying cause showed that the Nigeria of our dreams is a possibility. In today’s episode we share ways we could demand better policing, hold leaders and organizations accountable. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com Fundraising for Oke Obi-Enadhuze's family - Donate here
We are tired of the usual banning and dissolving of SARS that never gets implemented. We want actions that yield result. We know that this is an expression of a deeper problem, but today we stand and lend our voice to this movement to bring lasting change and accountability to Policing in Nigeria. In today’s episode we share economic strategies and more ways to lend your voice to this struggle and ensure our voices are heard. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com Citizens Gavel https://twitter.com/citizen_gavel https://gavel.ng/
Failing to consider second- and third-order consequences is the cause of a lot of painfully bad decisions, and it is especially deadly when the first inferior option confirms your own biases. Never seize on the first available option, no matter how good it seems, before you’ve asked questions and explored. - Ray Dalio Today we will be focusing on Second Order thinking for Creatives. First order thinking is the process of considering the intended and perhaps obvious implications of a decision.  Second Order Thinking is a critical practice for making effective policy, business and personal decisions. All actions have effects, think about the consequences that may arise from your actions. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
Today we will be focusing on tips and strategies for putting together a portfolio. It might be tempting to just Cram everything you’ve ever done into your personal portfolio, but most employers would be looking for specifics, today we will focus on how to showcase your best work. The purpose of Your portfolio is to provide tangible proof of the value you bring. There is a number of ways to go about creating Your portfolio. You could have an outline of project descriptions, you could also showcase work samples together with client reviews, basically a portfolio documents your professional accomplishments and gives your potential client / employer social proof of your capabilities. So it is very important. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
Throughout our lives, there will always be moments when we’re faced with making big decisions from choosing what school to go to, which long-term options should I explore? Should I Move to a new city for a job opportunity, Should I quit my job? Which of my offers should I take? These decisions will affect how you spend most of your time, so the stakes are high. In today's episode we discuss what to consider and how to make these career changing decisions. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
Today we focus on Becoming Technology Tool Agnostic. For our purposes we define being Technology agnostic as to be unbiased towards the use of different technology or tools to solve different problems. It is also not to be too obsessed with Your tools. As professionals we have a responsibility to provide the best technical value to our customers/ clients, employers and stakeholders. Being technology agnostic requires that we step back and gain full understanding of what is required to meet project goals per time. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @chronicles_tcc, @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The creativeschronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
Without honest and timely feedback, your personal and organizational growth is always limited – Craig Groeschel Today we focus on Feedback; Feedback is Information about reactions to a product, a person's performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement. Regardless of how much we think we are self-aware, we all have blind-spots, feedback is a way we can see those blind-spots. We talk strategies for Giving and receiving Feedback and more. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @chronicles_tcc, @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The creatives chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
In the words of Jay Z 'You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate!' We negotiate almost every single day. From purchases to taking on projects, gigs and jobs. In today’s episode we focus on negotiations; remember to always do your Research, understand the company/client. In a negotiation, don’t focus too much on yourself, the other person is going to give you what you want, to the extent that it satisfies what he/she wants. Do listen, share with a friend and have an Amazing Week! Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Twitter, I encourage you to tweet @brightcemeka and @ukchukx. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Twitter - https://twitter.com/chronicles_tcc Email – thecreativeschronicles@gmail.com
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