To Hell with Infinity! The Internet is Shrinking and We Don’t Seem to Care

Imagine having access to all the world's information in your pocket. Think of all the millions and millions of websites. All the .coms and .blogs and .lols (yes that's a real extension). Imagine the weird, quirky, strange, helpful, shocking, scary websites -- websites that cover the full scope of humanity from the best to the… Continue reading To Hell with Infinity! The Internet is Shrinking and We Don’t Seem to Care

The Banality of Blogging

After more than a year of doing it, blogging everyday feels normal. So normal that opening WordPress and typing words every morning is banal. Ordinary. Regular. But that's the scary part: what we do everyday becomes ordinary. Hannah Arendt pointed out that even atrocity can become ordinary if it's acted out everyday. So why can't… Continue reading The Banality of Blogging

Are you checking or producing?

I put off writing the sentence you're reading now by checking to see if some online bills went through. I spend most of my time thinking I'm being productive, when really, I'm being administrative. You know blogging is scary when you procrastinate by checking to see if your bills finished processing. I spent most of… Continue reading Are you checking or producing?

Jamie Russo Returns! — Author of The Underdog Paradox Shares Stories of Everyday Heroism, The Craft of Writing, and Entrepreneurship for Positive Change (#40)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube No matter what you're building, first and foremost, every idea, every product, every business - everything - starts with a great story.Jamie Russo This conversation will turn assholes into saints. Today I'm joined by JAMIE RUSSO! (@jamierusso) Last time Jamie and I talked he… Continue reading Jamie Russo Returns! — Author of The Underdog Paradox Shares Stories of Everyday Heroism, The Craft of Writing, and Entrepreneurship for Positive Change (#40)

You left the front door open: How to write a blog post everyday forever

"You left the front door open." How else would the ideas come through? How do I write these posts everyday? I leave WordPress open in the background so that I can write whatever thoughts come to me throughout the day. If a thought comes in the shower, I'll write it into WordPress. People often ask… Continue reading You left the front door open: How to write a blog post everyday forever

Note to self: be grateful you idiot

The food on your plate and the water in your glass and the sound of your lover's voice should make you feel more grateful than how happy you get when someone likes what you wrote on social media. That your next inhale will not be dedicated to the regime of some psychopathic dictator should provide… Continue reading Note to self: be grateful you idiot

My Inner Circle of Evil: How Bad Influences Help You Succeed

Have you ever shared a project with a friend or family member, hoping to get some feedback? This is great! Wow, I love this Your father and I are so proud of you sweetheart This is great I guess this explains why you never return my calls This isn't feedback. It's protection. Feedback hurts. We're… Continue reading My Inner Circle of Evil: How Bad Influences Help You Succeed

The world’s worst boss turned 10 this year

They say you can't experience something again with a fresh pair of eyes. I disagree. December 4th saw the 10th anniversary of my favorite blog post of all time, The world's worst boss by Seth Godin. I revisit The world's worst boss almost every week. And every time I come back, I experience it with… Continue reading The world’s worst boss turned 10 this year

Jen Vermet — An AltMBA Alumni Shares Her Lessons on Everyday Writing, Courage, and Boosting Your Creative Output (#34)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Writing is the function for me that helps me process life and know what I'm experiencing, otherwise I don't know how to articulate it. And if I don't know how to articulate it, nobody else will know the life I'm living.Jen Vermet Hey there.… Continue reading Jen Vermet — An AltMBA Alumni Shares Her Lessons on Everyday Writing, Courage, and Boosting Your Creative Output (#34)

Impostor syndrome makes no sense

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Kg4xjqyphQRJuIUcCfzwL?si=YsM92x6BSIS2ZnAzll7CDg The accountant who's writing a novella behind their boss's back feels "safe" behind a spreadsheet than on a call with a publishing house. "I'm not an accountant," they say. And yet they show up everyday to keep being one. We're less fraudulent doing something we hate, and more fraudulent doing something we love. This… Continue reading Impostor syndrome makes no sense