The Road to Nirvana

Translation is not just a job or paycheck, it is a personalized lifestyle. This presentation will demonstrate why yoga, meditation, savasana, stand-up work, and speech recognition raise your game, and why certain philosophies, attitudes, and ways of thinking are conducive to a fulfilling translation life. You will hear how to apply these—including lifestyle arbitrage, anti-fragility, high/low intensity, less is more, and practicing poverty (Seneca)—to bulletproof your translation practice, build speed, and create your own path to shorter working hours and higher compensation. Audience participation will be encouraged. Dress comfortably. And remember: use it or lose it!