While I have never considered myself an auditory learner, during each school year I began noticing a significant dent in the time I was able to spend on my own professional education. These days I have a weekly slate of business-related podcasts that I count on to keep me on pace with the industries I work within, while traveling for work or waiting in the carpool line.
Whether you are writing client copy, marketing content, or your first novel, you likely know the mad, skull-squeezing feeling that writer’s block brings. When you’re working on deadline, there is hardly anything worse. Extracting even the most mundane of words from your mind is like pulling teeth. And that blasted blinking cursor underscores how much more white space there is on your screen than written words. It is enough to push a sane person to the brink and cause them to wonder if they had ever been able to string together coherent sentences in the first place.
Most of life’s metamorphoses are impossible to detect while they are happening to you—at least not in their fullest and rooted eventuality. That was certainly the case for me over the past year. While most of the big business and personal decisions were made with great deliberation, there were moments when I worried I may have lost sight of the end goal.