When you’re unemployed for a few months, you start to question if you’re barking up the wrong tree. Or you’re just not barking right.
When an opportunity to apply to Twitter arose, I couldn’t help but put my name in the hat, and be creative about it, especially since their main product is a freakin’ medium of communication.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I hate cover letters.
It is hard for me to engage in an activity I don’t believe in – and I can’t be the only one who thinks like this. This is a general enough statement, and it applies to me specifically around cover letters. Continue reading
Ever walk into a dive bar of just construction workers, meanwhile you’re dressed like a city slicker in a sport coat? It’s like the record player scratches to a halt. (Yeah, that totally didn’t happen to me when we got to the little town where we were getting married. Nope. Definitely didn’t happen.)
(Man, that’s gotta be one of my weaker blog post introductions, but it’s been a while, and I’m using my bus commute to be productive via my iPhone and foldable Bluetooth keyboard. So… hi y’all. Good to be back!)
Well, I recently read something that brought my literacy to a grinding halt. It was from a longer post by ‘The Agile Marketer’: Continue reading
plot: (4 min. read) Man starts a consultancy, has fun, and spreads the Agile mindset to change the world. And himself.
subplot: Man awakens the inherent change agent in the audience, asks to be a co-conspirator on their journey, and asks them to be a co-conspirator on his.
Hi. Help me change the world. I’ll tell you how in a second.
Oh, I have your attention? It helps when I use grandiose ideals like “change the world”, but I’m not
baby goating kidding. Continue reading
I have been bitten.
By the ‘minimalism’ bug.
Now all my paragraphs will be one-phrase sentences.
(I have a 1.5-year-old, so we borrowed Taro Gomi’s 1977 classic ‘Everyone Poops’ from the library. In it is one of the best-est two illustrated pages of human literature EVAR. “A one-hump camel makes a one-hump poop and a two-hump camel makes a two-hump poop. Only kidding!” You’re welcome.)
This is after reading ‘Simplify – 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life’, the wicked cheap e-book by Joshua Becker.
Much to my surprise, getting rid of stuff… to have less stuff… to start feeling like the toga partying Stoics of Ancient Greece… wasn’t the point.
Neigh Nay, fair horse citizen! ‘Twas for the purpose of a higher ideal. Continue reading
TL;DR: I’m crowdsourcing what I blog about next. Behold, 44 ideas.
As I take another crack at focusing on fewer things, and getting better at each of them (will address this more in a future post on ‘minimalism’), I come back to this blog. Continue reading