[Podcast] After-thoughts on enthusiasm, hustling, and "no" from my ‘Awkward Turtle at Work’ episode

Emery Fung and I had a chinwag on The Awkward Turtle at Work Podcast about how creativity, disability, and gender intersect with entrepreneurship.


I like to do these little takeaway blog posts when I do podcast episodes because audio content isn’t always accessible, so here are some little takeaways from our conversation.





Getting good at something isn’t about having talent, but enthusiasm

That being said, with the overwhelming amount of free online resources to enthusiastically go about learning new things — whether that be cooking, front-end development, or the oboe — you end up freezing up and not pursuing anything. (Clickbait time). Check out the podcast to find out my tip for actually honing in on and getting good at something when the choices of paths to take seem formidable.


The obsession with quantitative markers makes starting passion projects harder