I write freelance for tech startups. News broke Friday that Silicon Valley Bank had failed and that the Feds had seized control of it. You can imagine both the flavor and color this announcement added to the Friday of anyone working in the tech sector—and beyond.
A friend who works for ADP told me helping companies make payroll on Friday was...interesting.
Another friend who makes passive income off Etsy sales said her sales were still going through, but she was waiting to see if her usual Monday deposit would happen...or not.
Some wondered if "this is 2008 all over again?"
It's not. It's different.
As someone who got their butt kicked by that crisis from 2007-2011, here are a few things I know for sure:
✨ You cannot predict what/when the next black swan moment will be (I was a WaMu customer & worked for a major corporation that failed. I was furloughed. It was terrifying) 🦢🦢
✨ Get ready now before it hits—whatever "it" may be
✨ This is a good time to read/re-read "Who Moved My Cheese" 🧀
✨ This is a time to be proactive
About What, You Say? What Should I Be Proactive About?
🔥 Your side hustle
🔥 Your wellness
🔥 Your self-care
🔥 Your mindset
🔥 Pruning expenses
🔥 Building savings
🔥 Perfecting your craft
🔥 Writing your resume
🔥 Following your intuition, you know—those little nudges
If you've read "Who Moved My Cheese," you know that each of us at any point in time can be any one of the four characters in the story. Be proactive and choose. Which one do you want to be?
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Stop Scrolling & Breathe!
I hope to see you this weekend at White Dove from 11-4!
Two More Reiki Days Remain This Month in Wichita: March 18 & 25
Come see me this Saturday, March 18 from 11-4! (Bring basketball scores and brackets!) 🏀
Chakra-balancing Reiki happens on the final Saturday of each month (except November/December) at White Dove in Wichita!
Walk-ins are always welcome. White Dove is located at 2947 E. Kellogg (on the frontage road). You can always call us at (316) 262-368.
*If enough people come through on the remaining two Saturdays this monthy, I may consider adding more Reiki Saturdays in the future! It's great to see everyone, so I hope you do come in!
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But AI isn't going away, so how to harness it? Grammarly and Salesforce are two big-name companies doing it. AI writing is becoming a tool, like it or not. It can possibly save time on low-level and redundant tasks. It can also save cognitive load. Therefore, I'll be taking this course to learn what I can for my own use.
While I've written professionally about AI for some time, that's on the B2B enterprise side. But how can I, as a writer and content creator, find a way to use AI to my advantage? And will the proper use of AI become a skill I'd want on my freelance resume someday? These answers remain to be seen.
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