Author: Nick Kempinski

  • Don’t give what you “need”. Give what’s needed.

    Don’t give what you “need”. Give what’s needed.

    Hello, new-ish/old-ish medium look Would you look at that. Medium has rolled out it’s new-ish/old-ish layout. Very reminiscent of classic blog layout. Perfect for the simple, the irreverent, and the unimportant posts like this one. But sometimes that’s exactly what’s needed. Perhaps we didn’t “need” more. We didn’t “need” fancier. We didn’t “need” crazy layouts. Just […]

  • Meta-careers


    A blind spot in discovering your mission. Careers are funny things. Every child is asked “what do you want to be when you grow up.” And by now, I think it’s safe to say that we know this isn’t a stationary target anymore. It’s a long winding road. Working in IT one moment and a […]

  • A case of the Fuck Off’s

    I’ve got a case of the fuck off’s – and there’s nothing wrong with that. What’s probably not ideal is how I manage the people around me when I get them. My technique, as it stands right now, is do nothing. Don’t manage at all, don’t communicate; don’t acknowledge; don’t do. Everything around me goes […]

  • Fill the tank

    Fill the tank

    I am fucking exhausted. I’ve been going for too long, too many things on my plate, too many wrenches, too many curveballs, too much time away from my bed, too much stress. But I don’t think that’s not why I’m drained. I think I’m this exhausted because I haven’t done a good enough job in […]

  • 2 Ears vs 1 Mouth

    If you’ve got 2 ears and only 1 mouth, which do you think is more important? Lately I haven’t had much need for my voice. No sharing or talking from most of my channels. But I have been listening. Listening a lot.

  • What about the ambivert?

    Yay! Even more talk about the introverts. Amazeballs! It’s needed in todays world, to talk about people that are thought to be 1/3 the population. But what about this… Ambivert?? See that? Right in the middle? No set of rules There are no full set of rules, regardless of what articles say. But, if these are […]

  • I Think I Can. I Think I Can.

    Who knew the stories we read as kids, might actually be true? Whaa!? It’s now a scientific fact that if you think you can do it, you’re more likely to be able to do it. “Psychologists Ulrich Weger and Stephen Loughnan recently asked two groups of people to answer questions. People in one group were […]

  • Unconscious Censorship

    I don’t get tongue tied. I get tongue tired. A case of the Silence. Today is one of those “nothing to say” days. Sometimes they are great for reflection, or great just to take a break. But sometimes it’s more unconscious censorship. This way, me and myself don’t have to fight over why I’m being […]

  • Slow the fuck down

    quickly. Take. Your. Time. You’d be surprised with what you might find between sentences.

  • Everyday

    What do you do everyday? I came across this Photo Of The Day project, via fstoppers, which spanned 18 years of one mans life. I was moved by the story, amazed that one photo showed the dynamic range of life, and ultimately saddened from the last photo’s documenting his death. I struggle with repetition and […]