Much of the media's intent rests in capturing our attention through whatever means necessary. Also, 'all about money' agencies create content that takes a back seat to ads, and promote their brand of thinking, which causes 'unconscious bias'.
Just in: red meat causes cancer. Oh wait, it doesn't. Yes, it does. Sound familiar? Additionally, the fast turnaround time for news due to the rise of social media means that much of what we're reading has very little support.
What crazy statement did Donald Trump make today? Headlines like this distract us from focusing on what is really important, eating up our commute and lunch break. We don't gain anything because it's simply not real knowledge. It's all about low quality vs. high quality information.
While awareness is valuable, we have no control over much of the tragedy that does on in the world. It doesn't serve us any good to surround ourselves with negativity. Rather, we should focus on our 'circle of control' instead of our 'circle of concern'.
We need to find a balance between being plugged into important events that affect our lives and constantly checking the latest headlines. People who will judge you for choosing the former aren't worth your time.
Welcome back to Mandy's In-House Notes, a twice-monthly column touching on all things brand-building, entrepreneurship and female-empowerment related, from the mind of Mandy Pao.
This week, we're talking about the power of using the right data to inform your design process.
Author: Mandy Pao, Founder and Creative Director, Eloquence International
Cover image: Jezael Melgoza via Unsplash
True career fulfillment can be puzzling—yet not impossible to find. What many people don’t realize is that it’s a process that takes work and patience.
Most importantly, we need to search for it. If you’re lucky, you’ll find not just a job or career but a mission.
Cover image source: Liz and Mollie
Author: Pin Cher, Career & Clarity Coach
“Going green” sells, sometimes at the expense of real progress. Here are a few ways you can avoid being misled as conscious consumers.
Author: Ching Lam Ip, Programme & Marketing Lead, Garage Society
Cover image source: Quentin Lagache on Unsplash