Monthly Archives: June 2011

Yes, You Can. Swimming Across the San Francisco Bay.

San Francisco. Monday, June 20, 2011. Walking in San Francisco. Wow. When you come down off of a high like this, the world – the normal world, with people floating in and out and waking up, walking around – looks strange. Normal is strange. Regular looks weird. Nothing is how it should be, but IKeep Reading

Why You’re Not Getting There. (Clue: It’s You, Not Them)

Arbitrary Barriers. Do you know what these are? Arbitrary barriers are traps we set up – for ourselves, by ourselves – that preclude us from doing great work. The dialogue is pretty simple. It’s usually an “if-then” statement, a wish to be fulfilled that can only happen after you do something else. This is whatKeep ReadingKeep Reading

Who You Really Are [Post-It]

This one was inspired by Tyler of Advanced Riskology. Who are you? Who are you when no one is watching? Inspired by #Trust30’s Post-It prompt by Jenny Blake, I’ve put together a series of a dozen or so challenges and questions that I ask myself and post up in my office and my home workspace. To see theKeep Reading

Rock Their Socks Off: How to Create An Online Profile

Who are you? How do you describe yourself to other people? Business cards are great – for when you meet in person. (I love the ones I have!) But you can’t send them out via email or snail mail. And email signatures are becoming so inflated, it’s downright annoying. (You know what I’m talking about. TheKeep Reading

Leap Boldly. [Post-It]

Inspired by #Trust30’s Post-It prompt by Jenny Blake, I’ve put together a series of a dozen (or so) challenges and questions that I ask myself and post up in my office and my home workspace. This was inspired by Jonathan Fields and the still-buzzing #WDS crew. What are your questions? What are your challenges?  

#WDS: Photos of Portland

An urban nerd meanders Portland, camera in hand: LOVE. The city is beautiful, stunning, green, progressive, relaxed, beautiful: HEAVEN. Then come 500 amazing souls to congregate in the best conference in the world, aptly titled the World Domination Summit: A MIND AFFAIR. #loveatfirstsight. DONE. I hope you enjoy some of these photos.

#WDS: Sunday Recap (Day 3)

It’s late Tuesday night, and I’m lying on the floor of my apartment, two new friends (from #WDS) crashing in my place – having just met them a few days ago. Yes, it’s like that. We traveled to Portland and then, less than 48 hours later, I’ve opened my doors in San Francisco to someKeep ReadingKeep Reading

#WDS Saturday Recap (Day 2)

I’m a big fan of country music. I’m sitting in a coffee bar, thinking and dreaming about this past weekend, and reminiscing and relishing in the beauty of it all. “I don’t have to be me until Monday” came on my headphones and I laughed, because at first glance, this is what the weekend was:Keep Reading

#WDS: Portland, Oregon. How to meet amazing people, do awesome work, and get everything you want. (Day 1)

When you tell people you’re going to a World Domination Summit, you get some pretty strange looks. I told my day job that I was going to a writing/blogging conference (although I guess the cat’s out of the bag now). I left Friday morning, early, to head to a 2-day conference in Portland with 500Keep Reading