People like to say “there’s nothing more powerful than an idea.” That’s bullshit. Ideas are worthless on their own.
I’m today’s guest on The Gently Mad! This is an interview I had lots of fun with, and I think you’re going to love it.
For the past 8 days or so, I’ve been almost completely unplugged from the web. We’re finally getting settled in to our new place in Portland and I’ve been so busy with the packing-moving-unpacking cycle that I had to take a break from everything online.
It’s official. Jessalyn and I are moving to Portland next week.
Yesterday, the Fizzle guys and I were talking about big picture vision and strategy for our team. We’ve never officially drafted a vision statement.
Negotiations are tough, especially when careers or money are at stake. They’re even tougher when “principles” and emotions get thrown in the mix.
We all lust after those long interrupted stretches of creative time in our day to get into a flow state and really make a dent in a project. But rare long stretches of flow aren’t responsible for our success or failure alone.
Anything worth doing will involve friction. Friction is what kills your progress eventually.
I’ve been suffering from some allergy and asthma symptoms recently, and in my Googling I came across something known as “Sick Building Syndrome.” This involves “situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building” according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. This got me thinking, what about Sick Business Syndrome?
Beware ill-fitting advice. Especially advice that comes from people with elite accomplishments.
I’ve noticed five important things about how I work: 1) When my day is completely open, I never seem to get as much done as I would expect. I love the idea of having no obligations, but all that free time invites procrastination.
Ben Huh, CEO of the entertainment company Cheezburger (the people responsible for making cat gifs so popular) just made a major product announcement. But the announcement didn’t read like a typical announcement at all.
I used to tell myself this story, about how freedom and money were mutually exclusive; that in order to gain personal freedom, you’d have to sacrifice earning potential. Or, the other way around: to maximize earning potential, you would have to sacrifice personal freedom.
It’s funny, I still call myself a blogger, despite not running my own blog for a couple of years now. Sure, I write over at The Sparkline once a month or so, but that’s just not the same as writing a personal blog.