For many of us September seems to be the real start of the new year. We grew up going back to school, starting a new grade and a brand new experience. New shoes, new notebooks, new classes and new classmates. After we are finished with school it still feels like the start of the new year. Everything slows down in August. People go on vacation and tune out. Then Labor Day rolls around and we begin to buckle down again. […]
Does it have to be zero sum? When you are part of a zero sum game then either you benefit or someone else benefits. Either I have the ball or you have the ball. I win, you lose. I don’t think that is how it needs to work.
Freelancers don’t work for anyone. Freelancers works for anyone. A gig is a gig. If you do work to earn money then you do things that people pay you for. If you have a job you are working to earn money for yourself and someone else. It’s a job. If you are a freelancer you are earning money so you can continue doing what you do. Working for someone else, having a job, has it’s benefits. Ideally, your company values […]
You do not need to teach kids to be mindful, to know life as it really is. Just don’t unteach them. Give ’em a sit. They will be there.
It can be easy to think the whole world is going down hill if you read or listen to any national media. But it isn’t. Not here, not locally, not where we live. And we are not unique. Communities around the globe are actively and eagerly improving, growing and evolving in better and better ways every year. I know I see it all around me. As a photographer I’m often asked to photograph local events from ribbon cuttings to hackathons. […]
If you’re interested in marketing and general helpful information about thriving as a professional then chances are you are already well aware of Seth Godin and likely have visited his blog, Seth.blog. It’s a quick daily read and always well worth it. Seth’s blog is probably one of the most read blogs in the world and if you simply type “Seth” into Google, he often comes up first on the first page. But Seth doesn’t knock himself out on social […]
A few years ago I was lucky to discover the documentary, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and have since watched it over and over. It is masterfully done. Jiro (now 92) is the world’s finest sushi chef. His restaurant (Sukiyabashi Jiro) only has 10 counter seats and a meal is priced at 30,000 yen ($300), no appetizers, no drinks (except tea), just 20 pieces of sushi, hand-prepared by Jiro. You need to make reservations about a year in advance. Jiro’s sushi is […]