The best thing about having a good relationship with someone is the ability to disagree in a healthy way. The other day I had a really good conversation with someone who completely disagreed with me on a contentious issue. No insults were thrown. No personal attacks were mounted. It was just a really good conversation. […]
In our culture, saying “I don’t know” has a bad reputation. Admitting we’ll be making something up as we go along is a tough thing to do. It rubs against our pride. So we talk like we know what we’re doing. We pretend. We roleplay. And we always get through it. We don’t know how […]
No matter who you are, comparison is your enemy. Everyone’s journey is different. Everyone’s path is unique. Get to know people, learn from them, and always push yourself to be better. Even use them as a benchmark. But don’t compare. It’s not worth it. Comparison leads to judgement. And judgement doesn’t benefit anybody.
Whatever you are dealing tie right now. It will pass. If you are loving life and living high, or ready to completely crash and burn. It will pass. That’s not intended to be depressing. It’s intended to be the truth. So if things are going well, be grateful. If they aren’t going so well, be […]
As I learn more about client work, there’s one piece of advice I would give to everyone – OVER communicate. And I don’t mean be constantly bugging them and asking them questions. That’s a pain. Instead, just keep them updated with what you are working on. People just like to know you’re working and making […]
If you’ve ever watched, The Social Network you know a little about the backstory to Facebook. Like anything in Hollywood, it is certainly over dramatized. And like most things that do with Entrepreneurship, they focus on the idea of Facebook. It’s almost as if the only thing that really mattered with Facebook was the idea. Once Mark […]
“Why don’t you just go work for Google?” I get this question occasionally from very well meaning people. They see that I work in software and the web and assume that I would want to go to the “mecca” of the web – Google. But the truth is, although I love what I do with […]
For a long time, I’ve mused over the idea of calling. What does it mean to have a life calling? In school, they had an entire center devoted to Life Calling (it was a Christian College…..obviously). But at the end of the day, all of this talk of calling led me to more confusion than clarity. They positioned […]