We’d wander around the aisles at 10pm and almost always forget to buy the things he said he needed to get in the first place.
Move on from a life that has bruised your ego. From a life that has done nothing but pour tragedy and disaster into your heart. Move on from the past that has you reeling every time you look back on it. Move on from the ugly ghosts that haunt you to this day.
You need the kind of people who you can talk about the complicated parts of your life with. The kind of people who won’t judge you, the kind of people who will listen to you and hold you when you’re crying because you can’t make sense of what’s going on.
From rovers to telescopes the size of villages, we’re going to need some serious technology if we ever want to find life beyond Earth
I worry that I’ll never love anyone as much as the first person I ever fell in love with.
And 4 am, on the 24th, I’ve turned 25. With Cole Sprouse sticking his tongue down my throat.
When out with friends you order beer over wine, whiskey over vodka, chicken wings over a salad.
I’m learning to let love find me. I’m learning to stop decoding messages and mixed signals and signs and wait for the clear message, the message that is so obvious and easy to understand, the message that doesn’t make you question or second guess anything and the message that you’re truly waiting for.
In my other life, I don’t believe in them. Image: Steven Guzzardi I turn thirty first thing in January: the last decade…
Drop everything to travel the world.
I’m never going to be a Daria, as much as the internet tries to convince me I should be. I’ll always be a Kimmy Schmidt. Loud, passionate, and maybe a bit much.
Instead of trying to have someone fix you, rip open your chest and show the world that you’re just like everyone else. You suffer, you cry, you feel afraid, you get angry, you put yourself down and you want to run and hide. You are a beautiful hopeless mess, just like the rest of us.
It’s been almost six months since my last serious relationship has ended. While this might not be so important to many, it is to me.
How we react to hard times shows a lot about who we are as a person. We can sit and sulk over what happened, we can cry, look for sympathy, act like things are never going to improve or we can get up and do something about it.
Often, the best way to help someone is not to make them feel “better,” but to help them feel “lighter.”
I get drunk and spend a few hours dancing with my friends ON THE FUCKING STAGE, when a nerdy looking guy approaches and decides he can have an opinion on my fly ass outfit. I brush him off, and probably said something clever like “you shouldda worn jeans” …
Every month, Disrupts will leave an expert talks about his job, whatever he does. So, what do you do?
Role in life
Growth hacker / Community management advisor.
What you’re supposed to do
Grow companies. Create a profile for myself so companies know what I do and how I can help them. Growth hackers are like bank robbers- you never catch a good one.
What you actually do
Spend hours at my laptop finding secret techniques, tactics, and pieces of software which can get ideas in front of thousands of people virtually overnight. My motto is “everything runs to a system, and every system can be beaten.” I distill this knowledge and either work with my agency to do the work for them (growing their user base, increasing their traffic, growing their social communities etc), or tell people how to do it themselves (consultancy over Skype, giving talks, writing books, creating video courses).
Being responsible for getting companies in front of their target audience. Teaching people who have great products how to get them to their target audience using any means necessary.
Many hacks are “zero day.” I.e. they exist until the owners of the platforms the hacks are on find out about them and squash them/change their algorithms/terms and conditions. For instance, you used to be able to post way more frequently to Craigslist, or automate tasks on the Twitter API. Also, sometimes hacks get played out through being too popular, such as those exit popups which are now on basically every website. People get sick of them and they have diminishing returns.
Why it’s an amazing job
I get to travel around the world working from my laptop helping people change their lives through their businesses. I have literally thousands of emails and tweets from people thanking me for giving talks/working with them to improve what they’re working on. IT’s awesome.
Vincent Dignan, http://magnific.com
This article was first published at www.Disrupts.co.uk
Reading opens your eyes and mind to new experiences and new thoughts. Writing helps in your self-reflection to become a better and more well-rounded person. Enough said.
They teach you how to walk away when you discover that you deserve so much more than staring at a closed door.