My guiding principles
Notice what's going on around you. Notice your thoughts. Notice what catches your attention. Think about and follow things to see where they lead. If you notice something, it might be your problem to solve, or your invitation to play and learn.
Help others succeed.
Be generous with your gifts. You will find a deep sense of meaning, and virtually unlimited opportunities to help. If you don't know where to look, just notice someone struggling (no matter how little), and do something to make it easier for them.
Make it fun.
Do your best. Keep getting better.
Do your best in the moment with what you have. Work on your craft, and learn new skills. Do good work, not because someone tells you, but because of who you are. Good work contains its own reward, and tiny steps forward can build into big changes faster than you think.
Difficult, overcomplicated, grouchy things make life harder, and that creates more unnecessary suffering in the world. Making things faster, simpler, easier, and more fun is a great way to use your talents — in my case, noticing, listening, thinking, design, writing, clarifying, and sharing.
And so, back to work I go. Please reach out if you think I can help you!