Being in a field for a long time doesn't make you a leader. And, in a day and age where I have the ability to read whatever I need to in order to understand the basic processes of a role, it is more important for me to invest time in developing integrity and leadership as opposed to the technical skills that can be learned.
On Wednesday, my friend Kevin sent me a text saying that a guy at his job needed a blogger to develop some content for him. Kev's girlfriend and my wife have been best friends for a decade and a half and, while we're all from the same city, I never met Kev until he and … Continue reading Develop Symbiotic Relationships
This morning, I was up at 3:30. Usually, I'm up at 5:30 but today is a special day. Today, I'm headed to the City of Angels! I really love Los Angeles. It's tons of fun. Plus it's nice to use a couple of my vacation days. And, though I'm not working on my 8-5, I … Continue reading Posting from the Plane
There are two things I will not do: 1) fail my family and 2) live life unhappy. Once I leave the traditional work force, if I have to get another 8-5 job to support my family, I will but I'm confident in my ability to build a life that will allow me to enjoy what I'm doing every day and find my purpose in it.
You don't have to get to the top. You just have to get to a point in life where you're able to see and reach for the top, taking one step closer with each day.
I hate to say it now but why lie, right? My current job is a placeholder. I'm good at fundraising but fundraising is not the primary (or even secondary) thing I was brought to this earth to do. I may be doing it the next two years or the next two decades. But I'm here … Continue reading Purpose or Placeholder? Know The Difference
I believe in supporting local businesses and the dreams of friends. But, what I don't believe in is supporting work that I am unable to appreciate. I don't like saying "bad business" or "tasteless art" because everyone has different expectations but I will not dish out money to that which I don't believe is valuable. … Continue reading On Supporting Friends