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External Musings

External Musings

By Tien-Tien
External Musings is a podcast that candidly dialogues on career, personal growth, and passion projects! We'll explore the boundaries, where they meld, and finding the balance between it all. So join the conversation and let’s learn to navigate these various areas of life.
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#4 | 🏝 Learning to Slow Down
Burnout is very real and understanding how to navigate it can be hard especially with the initial onset. In this episode, this is very much a reflection on my experience and what I learned from experiencing burnout for the first time. Article about burnout: https://www.verywellmind.com/stress-and-burnout-symptoms-and-causes-3144516 Connect with the podcast and give it a follow! Twitter @extmusings, Instagram @externalmusings
17:55
February 28, 2021
#3 | 🏃🏻‍♀️ From Mass Media Arts to User Experience Design
Shifting careers isn't the easiest thing to do. There is a lot of unknowns involved in the process, but it's a very much a possible process. My name is Tien-Tien, and I'm a mass communications major turned designer based in Atlanta, GA. My journey into design was as untraditional. There were a lot of learnings along the way, and hope some of the tidbits that I gained can help others making that shift in their career. Cool Links: Job application tracker template: https://www.notion.so/tienyco/4981d92fe3744807b4fc6c6ed6a5dc53?v=511ac1ba4d2d48669b7a55fd5e89e75f Check out Ran Segall's Content - https://www.youtube.com/c/FluxWithRanSegall Connect with the podcast and give it a follow! Twitter @extmusings, Instagram @externalmusings
27:07
February 14, 2021
#2 | 🥅 Setting your personal goals using the OKR framework
Everyone has a different way they like to set goals and approach their resolutions. What was thought to be reserved for businesses, in this episode, we explore what OKRs are and how they can be applied to your personal life. Here are a some Cool Links and templates to share to help set up those OKRs! Michael Wong's video on his OKRs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8_WVY83uN8&t=461s OKR Examples - https://okrexamples.co/ Company OKRs Template - https://www.notion.so/Company-OKRs-Notion-template-9e787e68ab9b4281ac29cf089494752e Personal OKRs - https://www.notion.so/atoliveira/Personal-OKRs-83e5e1a988ab4ac5879c040838e12aac Connect with the podcast on social media at Twitter @extmusings and Instagram @externalmusings
21:30
January 31, 2021
#1 | 💭 The First Musings
The first of the External Musings Podcast! In this episode, quick introductions are made and what this podcast is about. Then, we delve into setting goals for the new year, and how podcast became one of them. What are some of the goals you're hoping to set for the next 365?   Cool Links:   David Hoang's Hype Doc - https://davidhoang.substack.com/p/your-career-hype-doc   Connect with the podcast on social media at Twitter @extmusings and Instagram @externalmusings
16:03
January 19, 2021