Career best work

I ask myself at the beginning of each year, and each quarter within the year, “What would my career best work look like?”

My wife and I sat down to watch The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the latest from Scorsese and Tarantino. I these films were “career bests.”

Why wouldn’t they be?

Sure, a lot goes into it. The actors and actresses need to show up and give it 100%. The screenplay can look great on paper, but not come alive on screen. The editing and special effects can make or break a movie.

But a great director knows this, and I’d expect every film to be better than the last. I’d say the same for musicians, artists, and writers. I’d also say the same for CEOs and entrepreneurs.

It starts with learning from past experiences and making a conscious decision to plot a course toward your best work and stick to it.


Tom Tate

I'm a suburban polymath living just outside Philadelphia with my wonderful wife and three kids. Digital marketing nerd for a SaaS company by day. Rabid movie, music, game, and book consumer by morning, noon, and night. I share life hacks and learnings via email at Weekly Coffee. I also host Power Time Podcast, a Nintendo retrospective. Sometimes I write stuff. Most of the time, it's on the internet.