04/03/2014
Category: Life, Work
Mining for Gold (photo by Creative Commons)

Everything isn’t epic. Everything isn’t brilliant and better than the last. We aren’t always remarkable. Some days are simple, mundane and even average. Yet our western culture is bannered with headlines that suggest otherwise. I know titles sell, attract attention and shock us into investigating further. The number of headlines that race across my screen […]

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03/26/2014
Category: Life, Work
Not For Sale 8.31.10.Cabo San Lucas (43)

  This message screams to every entrepreneurial tourist from the hillside of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Not For Sale Why does this landowner feel compelled to post a 15″ x 92″ billboard facing the Pacific Ocean bay with capital letters stating his position?  I think I know why.  Put yourself in the landowner’s shoes for […]

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03/19/2014
Category: Podcast, Work
BODYofWORKsoft-copy

Making sense of your Body of Work Pamela Slim‘s new book, Body of Work, will help you find the thread that ties your career story together. In this podcast interview with Pam she will help you define and understand the subtext of your seemingly disjointed career. Subscribe in iTunes Pam says… Your Body of Work […]

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03/05/2014
Category: Podcast, Work
Gary Hirsch BotJoy Invasion

I’ve not met many people who give their work away for free. I’ve met even fewer people who would be willing to give up receiving feedback or accolades for their work. Most people want fame or fortune or notoriety for their life’s work. Most writers want a book deal if they write a book. Most […]

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02/17/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Joy Bucket-Trunk

Two quick requests before I divulge my secrets on how to Stick-It to the Man. I’m usually pretty upbeat in my writing.  If this one seems a bit grim in the intro, hang on to the end for the sunshine to break through. Please don’t take this article to Human Resources and blow the whistle […]

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02/09/2014
Category: Life, Play
Yes Man Jim Carrey

I’m going for it. I’m going to just ask. What’s the worst thing they could say? No? This is the conversation I had with myself just prior to walking into my local neighborhood bike shop to ask the owner if I could work for him for a day-for free. A few years ago after reading […]

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01/25/2014
Category: Life, Work
Photo by Holden McHugh

If you’re the alleyway graffiti artist from the photo my son took in Paris, how do you measure impact? Our world is finitely measured. Charts, graphs, metrics, this vs. that, goals, targets, and baselines. Your impact cannot be plotted and measured on a chart. Impact is so much greater and yet so allusive to always […]

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01/15/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Pacific Ocean meets Columbia River

It’s difficult some days to know the way to the right path. It’s a challenge to know what the effect is of the conversation I just had with an employee.  I used a coaching and sports analogy to attempt to communicate my idea.  But maybe I just sounded like another chowder-head using a sports analogy. […]

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01/14/2014
Category: Podcast, Work
Joy Inc-Book Cover

Podcast Highlights How Rich is bringing humanity back to business The winning strategy of hiring humans and not polished resume’s How the biggest risk Rich faced was doing the same thing The business value of Joy How to empower employees to become evangelists Why they don’t allow headphones or earbuds at work Click to Listen […]

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12/23/2013
Category: Play
Scooter Hero's

Scooters in Denver I never play enough, but when I do it’s usually pretty sweet. The irony is that I love to talk about playing but I actually spend more time dreaming about it than actually doing it. Although my play plots low on the line graph for overall time spent each year, I’m told […]

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