What's Free and What's Not?

As What's Free and What's Not changes we'll need to find new models for developing and sharing value.

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Abstraction

All of my growth leads me to see more clearly.

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Do You Really Own Your Business?

It's a question, one that's nagging and invading your mental space, even though it's invisible and can only be seen deep under the microscope.

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Irrational

When you think about it, there is no such thing as irrational.

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Looking Up at The Stars

I can’t help but think that as a species, humans are continuing to head into an inevitable direction that comes with a mixture of technology and evolution.

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Investors Mindset

Every day I try and keep the investors mindset, and more importantly, I find great joy in doing so.

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Curator or Thought Leader?

I think many newsletters and internet authors are unsure about which one they are.

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Action, or Progress?

Growth is about expanding the edges of your capacity, even if it’s just by a little.

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More Media Today

Social media is about reading the room, and speaking up when you have something to say.

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Liquid-luck

“Trust me, I know what I’m doing… or at least, Felix does.”

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Media Today

It’s no longer about Content Marketing. It’s about Personal Authorship.

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lighten-up

When you think about it, Life is hilariously funny.

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Webflow

After some deliberation, I decided to make the move to switch web properties from Wordpress to Webflow.

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lo-fi to hi-fi

We're currently vastly underrating audio and video on the internet today.

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artists today

As more people become their own boss, we need products and communities that support the uncertainty and challenges that come with self-management. 

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Recent Podcasts / Career Transitions

My friend Jay left his product management role 2 years ago to go full-time freelance and has just about fully replaced his salary. I had him on my podcast to ask him about that, since that leap isn't easy but appeared to happen pretty naturally for him. We might do a more structured follow-up based on what is on your mind.

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Email/Scheduling

I have a confession to make.I have been scheduling some of these emails in advance, sometimes weeks in advance.

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Discovering the Clues of Success

You are your own laboratory, and the world and the events around you are places to put your mixtures and potions to the test.

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The Reader is the Hero

There is something more scarce than customer attention...And that's you focusing your attention on THEM. This is your opportunity as artists and brands today. To understand that you build your influence by guiding the audience, each a hero in their own story, to accomplishing or becoming something new.

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Virtual Collaboration Software and Processes.

Team communication is still a problem, especially for remote teams who rarely sync up in person.

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Have I taken my life beyond its logical limit? Have I turned this opportunity into its own form of Art?

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Change Happens

Whether we like it or not, things change. Life moves, and it's dynamic in such a way that it's complexities keep the wheels of time turning. And just as we get oh so comfy in our seat at the table the sand starts to shift.

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Good Stories Remind us of Something

When we introduce an idea to someone, it's not the first time they've heard the idea. That's because, thanks to the English language, we're using existing building blocks: concepts, words, and stories that we have woven together in such a way to make something new.

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Keep Showing Up: A Report on Standing Out and Building a Meaningful Brand in A Crowded Market

This is a report on the state of how we market, communicate and brand our products.It’s a dissection of the trappings of modern marketing channels, and an observation about how we lose our soul to them…and then how to win it back.It’s a voicing of the truth of why certain brands, stories, and people spread through the market and have the wind at their backs, whereas others struggle, shout, and fall victim to the ocean of information being shared every day.

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What is Marketing?

As marketers and storytellers, we put ourselves out there on behalf of the people we serve.

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I'm an Idiot, and I'm an Artist

I'm not an intellectual.I'm, in fact, an idiot. But I'm an Artist.

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The Truth About Motivation and Momentum

One thing I get as common questions from readers is how to build or maintain momentum. It seems that every time we start on a new path, our excitement wanes.

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What is a Story For?

As Podcasting grows, we’re seeing a resurgence of the “Oral Tradition.” We willingly listen to other people talk for hours, in our ears as a preference to real human contact or simply sitting in silence. It’s insatiable.

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What it's like in 2019...

And we all are pursuing a goal. You meet up with friends for a special occasion to catch up. This isn't like just walking in your neighbors front door. It's been a month since you've seen each other, and so it takes a bit of time to debrief what has happened since you've last spoken. A month is a long time, and sometimes it's more...

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What's Done is Done.

What is the opposite of anxiety? Effectiveness.

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Understanding First Impressions

First impressions are hard to predict. That means that the only strategy seems to be being ready for them at any given time. Even more importantly, we know that first impressions kick our emotions and instincts into high gear when we meet someone (or something) new.

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The Short Cut to Solving Your Problems

A problem is a challenge to who we believe ourselves to be.

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The Foundation of our Work

Is the foundation of your work your education? Or maybe it’s your mission? Maybe it’s your religion? Maybe it’s your past experiences or some combination of the three? If we look at this, we know that a foundation is informative of what we create over the course of our life.

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Friday Coffee, Austin

Hey and hello from Austin, Texas, Ya'll.

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Marketing is Leadership

That what we do for work, how we spend our time, what we buy, what we wear, where we travel… all stories.

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Breaking the Spell

There is a pattern that keeps playing out in my life. And I've tried to break it at least 1,000 times before. And as I'm becoming more aware now, I'm understanding the nuance.

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My Growth has Stalled, Should I Change Career Paths?

There's no point in climbing Everest if you hate the view at the top...

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Inhale. Exhale.

Enjoy this moment. Somewhere something you’re doing is going well.

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