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I Don’t Want to Care What You Do

I’m not sure where I heard about Everything That Remains: A memoir by the minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus.  I don’t even recall requesting it at the library, but one day they told me my request had… Continue Reading →

Deadline to Change

Just listened to a great podcast by Brendon Buchard titled Why to Quit.  It’s about way more than quitting. It’s about making positive changes in our lives and being intentional about making them. I’ve followed Brendon’s work for a while,… Continue Reading →

Untangling Christianity Hits a Milestone

A year ago I would have never predicted we’d have reached episode #50 already. It was about this time last year that I was getting really clear on the idea that I needed to do a podcast. Now the Untangling… Continue Reading →

OpenShift Will Survive Because of More Than Stubbornness

One of the most balanced things I’ve seen written recently about OpenShift in the media was from Red Hat’s Stubbornness Will Keep OpenShift Alive, There won’t be one form of PaaS, but several, each with distinct advantages. PaaS will survive,… Continue Reading →

Career Manifesto

Here’s a great career manifesto by Avinash Kaushik. It could also be considered a manifesto for a satisfying life in general. Take ten minutes and read it (without multi-tasking).

Creating Something Valuable

Wilson Miner’s talk When We Build has an excellent, thought provoking conclusion (at 37:07 mark) about the things we create and how they affect our world.  I thought it also tied in nicely with a post Chris Guillebeau did called… Continue Reading →

Getting Your Dreams Back

One of the most moving and inspiring talks for me at WDS was Daren Rowse’s talk on following and listening to your dream. He also had some great thoughts and advice on making those dreams equal the future.  No, I… Continue Reading →

What Will You Create That Makes The World Awesome?

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One of the best things about going to conferences and asking questions is the little gifts you get in return.  This gem comes Rory Kaluza, Digital Marketing Director, at Digital Apittude.  In his break-out session on SEO, Rory mentioned the… Continue Reading →

Judging Why

Thinking of this post from Danielle LaPorte in light of Brene Brown’s suggestion that it’s best to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that they really are doing the best that they can. You might never know… Continue Reading →

Taking a Twitter Diet

Some interesting points in this post by Adam Brault about quitting twitter for a month and finding peace.  I’ve found that taking a break from any of the electronic fire hoses brings peace and that rarely anything important is missed… Continue Reading →

The Moment

More thoughts along the lines of Launch and Learn, perhaps the destination, from Mitch Joel. “The Moment” is the realization that you’re doing what you are supposed to be doing and you’re not worried about what you will do if… Continue Reading →

Your Experience is the Right One

I spent a fair amount of time writing, trimming, and refining my recap of the 2013 World Domination Summit.  I felt really good about what I had written until I started reading all the other recaps.  I’m really glad I… Continue Reading →

World Domination Summit 2013

Well, I can proudly say that after hearing so much about the World Domination Summit (WDS) and wishing I could be there, I was.  For those unfamiliar with Chris Guillebeau‘s brainchild here’s how the event guide introduces it: Once again,… Continue Reading →

Moving Forward

Somewhere along the way I tripped over a daily email newsletter called The Daily Love.  I treat it it kind of like the newspaper in that I skim if I have time and delete if I don’t. The quotes at… Continue Reading →

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