24 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
6 Lessons Children Teach Us About Business
A great teacher once said to be like children. How well does that apply to life through business? Here’s a deep dive into growing brain activity, personal experience and observations. I’ve discovered five lessons children teach us about business. This article will cover: Look Ahead with Wonder.Absorb Like Sponges.Follow the Fun.Ask ‘Why’ a Lot.Have No Sense of Failure.Make Friends Everywhere. BLOG POST: https://mrashleyball.com/6-lessons-children-teach-us-about-business/
19 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
A Student's Guide To Working in 2021
Supporting Article: A Student's Guide To Working in 2021 Getting a job is hard. Position hunting, writing resumes and booking interviews takes time and effort. Plus it can be daunting and scary. I see students complete courses and feel lost going into the workforce. I’m asked, “How do I apply for a job? What jobs can I get? What’s the best way to get hired?” It sucks seeing students feeling lost. This article aims to give you the confidence I’ve gained from my experience. I’ve freelanced, started a company and had multiple roles as a teacher. This will start you on your working journey on the right foot! This episode will cover: Correct Mindset Toward WorkLearning Is a Forever ThingGo Out and Start NetworkingApply, Stop Making ExcusesRecord and Share Your Journey ----- About Author ----- Hi, I'm Ash. I'm a teacher, web designer and content creator from Australia. I focus on making things simple. Want to stay connected, learn about design and being an entrepreneur? Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
14 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
6 Reasons You Need A Weekly Newsletter
6 Reasons You Need A Weekly Newsletter To think well, we must write well. To have clear thoughts and make better decisions, we must write. Writing is where you process, clarify and visualise thoughts. Weekly newsletters are a natural fit. This article will breakdown how a weekly newsletter is right for you and your brain. It will cover the benefits of the following areas: Align Yourself To MantraProcess New IdeasForced AccountabilityIncrease Luck Surface AreaNurture Reading and WritingWork In PublicBonus Remember, it takes time. It’s important to start today, right now. You’ll find the 6 benefits occur as you commit, so commit. I recommend Gist or MailChimp for your weekly newsletter. But the tool doesn’t matter. Thank you, Nat Eliason and Facundo Gauna for inspiring me. Hi, I'm Ash. I'm a teacher, web designer and content creator from Australia. I focus on making things simple. Want to stay connected, learn about design and entrepreneurial? Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
25 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
A Year In Review • 2020 Edition
I’ve been procrastinating this article. Summarising an entire year feels difficult. But I see the value in looking back. It makes moving forward clearer. Looking forward is hard. The future is a fantasy. No one knows what’s happening tomorrow. But looking back is tangible. I like tangible. So here’s my look back at the past 12 months. Ups, downs and the honesty in-between. This article is self-indulgent. If you want value, this isn’t for you. If you like stories and personal insights, read on. This article will cover: Quitting The CompanyCurrent Teaching PositionNew Teaching PositionWriting Well and Creating ContentFamily, Friends and FunLooking Forward with an Annual Plan Hi, I'm Ash. I'm a teacher, web designer and content creator from Australia. I focus on making things simple. Want to stay connected, learn about design and entrepreneurial? Subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Thanks to Julian Shapiro for Writing Well handbook. Ali Abdaal for regular, inspiring content. Jack Conte for this video on an annual plan. Guy Raz for How I Built This. Paul Jarvis for Company of One. Nat Eliason for this blog post on starting a blog. Paul Graham for this blog post and this one. And Kevin Kelly for this post about 1,000 true fans.