NTL: Improving In Work, Life, And Learning

NTL: Improving In Work, Life, And Learning

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A show where two independent creators discuss their experiences and thoughts on living abroad, building your own career, skill development, and growing throughout life.
011: How To Kill A Project Like A Pro
Mar 19 • 39 min
This is the last episode of the NTL Podcast. Because they’ve decided to move in different directions Jon and Jess decided to close out the show with a discussion on how and when to end projects, how to make sure you’re respecting those you work with, and…
010: Building Sustainable Collaborations and Fostering Communities
Mar 5 • 64 min
Jess and Jon discuss the complicated business of building successful collaborations and how to manage control, trust, and the flow of information in situations where there is no boss or clear authority. They also talk about a new collaboration of Jon’s (a…
009: Breaking Down The Writing Process And Some Unusual Thoughts On Deadlines
Feb 2 • 51 min
Jess and Jon touch on what they’ve been reading and learning about lately before talking about their writing processes including everything from the software they use to how they seperate editing from composition. They follow this up with some unusual…
008: Always Start Out Copying
Jan 25 • 55 min
Jon and Jess start by touching on proactively dealing with procrastination. Then they discuss their years in review and explain their plans for the coming months. They debate the ins and outs of developing complex creative skills and whether copying other…
007: The 2017 Sexual Abuse Scandals; What They Mean; And Their Long Term Impact on The Working World
Jan 19 • 61 min
Jon and Jess talk about the pressure to have new year’s resolutions, the busy circus that is December, and how they’re preparing for the coming year. They go on to discuss how important the recent sexual abuse scandals are and why they feel compelled to…
006: Well I’m Bad At It, I’m Always Going To Be Bad At It. I’m Bad At It
Jan 14 • 58 min
Jess and Jon trace the progress of technology since the 1980’s and how that has gradually reduced barriers to entry for many freelancers and small scale entrepreneurs. It has also disaggregated many media and creative industries. They then talk about the…
005: How We Structure Our Lives - Cities, Jobs, And Friends
Jan 4 • 62 min
Jess and Jon give an update on the challenges they laid down for themselves last week. They then explore how they make major decisions about what matters in a place to live, where to work, and how they spend their free time. They explain their thinking…
004: Something That’s Complicated, Difficult And You Don’t Do It Regularly
Dec 29, 2017 • 68 min
Jess and Jon get into Jess’s new job at the bakery, the history of bread, and brewing beer. After that they talk about what outcomes matter in side projects, how investment in skill development squares with producing value now, and how we can make things…
003: Language is a skill, We Need To Use It Not Explain It
Dec 19, 2017 • 53 min
Jess and Jon discuss daylight savings time, how tracking their time has surprised them and dig deep into Language learning with a conversation about how to think about learning pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar and the differences between these. They…
002: Routines & Time Tracking: Systematizing Self-Control
Dec 15, 2017 • 57 min
Jess and Jon discuss routines, building habits, sleep schedules, attention spans, pomodoro timers, GTD, and measuring the success of plans. They then dive into time tracking, misconceptions around how we spend our time, and the power of collecting data on…
001: Moving To A New Country Is Hard
Dec 12, 2017 • 55 min
Jess and Jon talk about their backgrounds living and working on four different continents and how they came to work on self improvement so much together. They discuss what the NTL podcast will cover and delve into what it’s like to move to a new country…