Monthly Archives: October 2012

Let’s Stop “Working Harder.” Priorities, Decisions, Strategy.

It’s not about working harder. Or longer. Or more. It’s not about competing to get less sleep. (This is stupid.) It’s not (always) about staying up later to beat the competition. (I prefer to beat them and go to sleep early, isn’t that an even better win?) It’s not about finding ways to grind yourself toRead the article

Look, The Trees.

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” — Martin Luther Sometimes while running, a single tree will stop and leave me breathless, unable to move. A tree. I love them so much, these windy, twistyRead the articleRead the article

Indianapolis: PowderKeg 2012

I spent the last weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of the inaugural 2012 Powder Keg Conference put on by The Verge celebrating StartUps, Developers, and Innovation in the central hub of Indiana. While I’d been to Indiana before, I’d never made it to Indianapolis, and it was beautiful to see another Midwestern city inRead the articleRead the article

Feasts, Powder Kegs, New York, Filming, Indianapolis + Lots of Link Love!

Rooftop Yoga On The Standard, NYC. What another whirlwind of weeks! I touched down in San Francisco a couple days ago, just in time to see that the entire city had turned orange (Halloween and the Giants in the playoffs will turn this city somewhat crazy), and as soon as the wheels landed, it seemsRead the articleRead the article

You Are Loved.

In the wake of the horrible bullying and the national headlines–from Matthew Shephard 14 years ago, to the Boy Scouts’ recent denial of an Eagle Scout Honors to a brilliant young man because of his sexual orientation, to the sickening videos by Amanda Todd, the young victim of internet bullying who took her life this week–myRead the articleRead the article

Prioritize action over fear.

In the doing of things, mistakes will be made. But you are doing the things, and that is good. In the face of fear, you can wait or do nothing. You can also choose to act despite the fear. (And not doing something is actually doing something). Choose wisely.

The Only Constant is Change

“You don’t get better by staying the same.” You get better by doing something different. By trying new things. By pushing out of your comfort zone. You don’t become the best by doing what everyone else is doing. You do it better. You think of completely new things and you try them anyways. You keepRead the article