Some of us are awkward and insecure and oddly funny folks who don't like seeing the same person in the hall three times in a work day because how many times can you really say "Hello"?
I couldn't do it all myself. I couldn't keep tossing pennies into a wishing well and hoping that some magical genie would appear with a stack of opportunities. I had to put my money where my mouth was and pay someone who had the resources I don't have to get me where I needed to … Continue reading Investing In Me
Remind yourself every day that you cannot abandon your purpose. You are not here to make money for the sole purpose of making money, no matter how much you are offered. You are here to serve people with your gift(s). Money is necessary but money is only a tool, not a goal. I went into … Continue reading Purpose Over Pennies
The world famous Michael Jordan put his foot in his mouth this weekend. And that's ok. Everyone makes mistakes. Sadly, his was made during halftime of the most watched regular season game of all college basketball. But you know what they say: No publicity is bad publicity. The Jordan brand could likely release a piece … Continue reading Even When You’re Wrong
You can never stop building your brand (until you stop working and then maybe you can, but I'm nowhere near there and I'm assuming you aren't either if you're reading this so let's settle for the word "never" in this case). Last night I had a beer with a new friend of mine, Doug, who … Continue reading Never Stop Building
So you want to start a blog… or a clothing line… or a consulting firm. Cool. But what sets you apart? I see screen printed tees every day with logos that are only slightly different than what I could find on Instagram. How are you special? If you’re going to brand yourself, brand yourself. Don’t … Continue reading Your Brand is Looking Hazy
The paper that you sign your name to when you sign your work benefits or go to the bank and fill out a withdrawal slip or sign an agreement with a new client is, at it's rawest form, no more than wood that has been cut down by an ax or a chainsaw or some … Continue reading Raw Materials and Raw Potential