One Industry Determined to Transform Itself In Light of COVID-19

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I think many of us harbor hope that, despite the profound sadness and destruction it has caused, COVID-19 will create a better future for the living. “Unknowability is fertile land,” says Rebecca Solnit. But it remains to be seen if the pandemic will go down in history as “a momentary interruption, or… compel us to […]

Cost Effective Ways to Get Followers

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In the first article of my 5 part series on growing your social media presence, we went over why you should or shouldn’t put effort into growing your follower base. In this article, I’m assuming you do want to pursue growing your follower base, and assume you understand the best way to do it is […]

How To Get More Followers? (& The Questions You Should REALLY Be Asking)

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How do I get more followers? Over the years, dozens of people have asked me how to get more followers. Friends who know I work in social ask me this, and so have most of my superiors at work. It’s come up in job interviews, and clients request it. It especially comes up for new […]

Discoveries from the Hidden Life of Trees

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The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben is packed with fascinating discoveries from the forest world. Wohlleben is a German forest manager and ecologist who studies how trees communicate, form relationships, and how they thrive. I got this via a book trade with fellow travelers we met while we were in Mexico this winter […]

Becoming Michelle Obama: The Best Non-Leadership-Leadership Book I’ve Read

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I just finished reading the autobiography of Michelle Obama, Becoming. I borrowed it from a friend when I was running low on books. “Have you read Michelle Obama’s book?” “No.” “It’s really good.” I initially shrugged at the suggestion. I’m not usually motivated to read new-release, hardback New York Times bestsellers or autobiographical memoirs of public […]

Rock Climbing in El Salto, La Huasteca and Potrero Chico

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¿Qué fue? Michal and I got to Northeastern México on January 9, 2020. We’d both been wanting to check out the rock climbing El Salto and Potrero Chico. It’s my second year in a row that I’ve spent a January in México! Last January, before I started this blog, I flew myself to México City […]

What I Learned From My First 24-Hour Fast

Fasting is nothing new. Religious practitioners the world over have used fasting as a way to deepen their relationship to and dependence upon God for millenia. And it’s been recognized for it’s health promoting benefits for just about as long, with Hippocrates and Plutarch having recommended fasting as medicine. Upton Sinclair even wrote a little […]

Why You Can Not Not Communicate, The App I’m Obsessed With, and more…

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Hello 2020! Here’s a few things that stood out to me this last week: Basecamp’s New Guide to Internal Communication and the Brilliant “YAQ” You can not not communicate. Not discussing the elephant in the room is communicating. Few things are as important to study, practice, and perfect as clear communication.”  – Jason Fried, Co-Founder […]