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I’ve read somewhere it is best to praise kids for their actions vs their qualities. So you’d praise a kid for being hard working or studious, not smart. It’s crazy how what we think are just nice compliments can put people under tremendous pressure to fulfill your expectations.
As a side note, what’s the deal with Cortados? I feel like I haven’t even heard the term until this year, and now it has started popping up in coffee shop menus all around. Has it been gaining popularity or it’s just my imagination?
Whoops, maybe it came off as more dramatic than I intended but I meant mostly work-wise. He's a pretty happy guy when around friends and family. It's mostly a "what am i doing with my work" unhappiness, that he seems to be actively avoiding. He works from home, so he'd ditch it all to go snowboarding instead. Not that it's a bad thing from time to time, but it feels like his productiveness has been on a steady decline. He admits it too, and says he doesn't feel like doing what he's doing. Which is also fine - people change and get tired of certain things - but it feels like the point where some kind of change is needed. The problem is he doesn't know what he wants and just sticks with the slowly declining status quo.
Yeah, sounds about right. Whenever I try to help I fear it comes of more as "why haven't you done this yet" than the "let me help you out with this" that I intend. I'll let him figure it out on his own, hopefully he does :) It's mostly being unfulfilled work-wise than anything, so maybe being encouraging of the side-projects will help!
Got my new camera in the mail yesterday! So I'm back in the filming game :) I feel like I've been getting into a positive groove lately.
However, I feel like my boyfriend has been in a funk for more than half a year now, and I don't know how to help. He seems unmotivated and uninspired by the work he's doing. I tried helping create a plan or some structure, but without motivation it just falls flat and I'm just nagging him - so i've given that up. He's good and knowledgeable in his industry. He's the best "helper" a team could have. Always solving problems, pro-actively. I think he needs some kind of change in environnement (anything really) like maybe joining an organisation, a club, school, a part-time work project. Or maybe do anything that makes him feel he's more in control of his life. But he just seems stuck and unhappy and it makes me sad :( Is there anything I can do, or should I just let him figure it out himself?
Selfish plug of my own channel:
In the travel space right now, my favourite folks are The Budgeteers. They started with a really unique consept of just going on a trip and travelling until the money runs out. They couchsurf, hitchhike - all things I've done in the past and I can tell these guys are the real deal. And they don't shy away from the unpleasant moments too. It's a nice change over artificially positive travel
Vlog wise, I really like the production value of Michael Aranda. I don't think many people put in the thought to videography and sound design to regular vlogs the way he does: https://www.youtube.com/user/WhatImDoingRightNow
Special Mention to Jamie Mantzel. He's definitely misguided in a lot of his opinions, but I love just watching him build stuff. He has really ingenious solutions to problems, and it's crazy how much he can do with the minimum of tools. He moved to Panama and is building up his island right now:
It's some serious off the grid shit.
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It's been a while!
The camera work is stunning!
Turns out editing headshots in a pain... I mean, I'm sure it's taking me way longer because it took me a while to figure out how I want it, so now I got to backtrack and edit the previous shots. But I can't do it for more than 2 hours in a row, even while listening to my favourite podcast. Whitening people's teeth is just not as riveting as one would think (?)
Went on my first ever press trip the other week, it was a lot of fun.
Also, in the process of applying to AirBNB's "experiences" program. In the past 2 years, I've been covering my rent expenses for the year by renting an airBNB for the summer. So since I'm stuck in Montreal either way, we decided to try offering a tour of the best speakeasy bars with a friend. Loving the seasonal type work, and I calculated we could make 200-300$ per day for 4h of work! I feel like I woudn't be a bad tour guide, but I'm terrible at remembering information accurately so I'll need to work on that if our tour gets accepted. Exited!