It’s Not

“Anything’s hard that you’re forcing.” – Markus Redmond I think it can be hard to admit when I’m forcing something – especially when it’s something I want really badly. It’s actually funny how easy it is to continue forcing something, which is a contradiction in and of itself, which also happens to make it an …

Surprise!

“To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated”. – James P. Carse No matter how you slice it, that’s one helluva quote. But that’s not what really intrigued me enough to write about it this morning. What sparked me to it was that I’d actually …

Influencers

The idea of being “an influencer” has gone from being an unknown to a badge of honor to a bit of a slur is just under five years. On one hand, that’s nature of how quickly the world moves these days. On the other hand, considering how fast we move, that’s not a bad run …

Getting To Do Done

Am I an organized person by nature or a disorganized person who is forced into being organized so that I can get things done and find my car keys on a regular basis? It’s the classic chicken-egg question, and one that I’ve yet to satisfactorily answer for myself. For other people, I usually go with …

A Case of the Mondays

The funny thing about being self-employed is that days lose a bit of their meaning. Sure, Friday is nice because there’s some respite in the weekend, but it’s not like you get to escape your boss or anything – you share the same mirror. For me, Monday is a busy day. There’s all the messages …

Heath

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”  – Mark Twain I have never been accused of being obsessed with health. Growing up in a house where the family business was filling vending machines, there was plenty of access …

Breakdown of a Breakout

I’ve structured most of my working life around staying home. Most of my communication is through email (because it’s quick and also allows me to have a reference of the conversation), I don’t have a lot of face-to-face meetings, and nearly all of my work is easily and efficiently accomplished here at my desk. Not …