It’s All About the People

I’m absolutely cracking up at this exchange today with a client over chat. The CTO sent me a link to the latest “pitch deck” (PowerPoint presentation that tells our story, at this stage, often to investors.) The logo at the bottom was tilted at a rakish angle of perhaps 20 degrees. I wrote, “Is the logo at the bottom supposed to be crooked?”

CTO: yeah. but doesn’t have to be

Me: I hate it
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There’s Always Joy, or Exploding Eggs

I was in a foul mood this morning. A veritable haze of anger.

After the kids got on the bus, it hit me that I hadn’t eaten, only had coffee, in the 2 hours I’d been awake. Hm… ‘hangry,’ perhaps?!

I made eggs over-easy, as I do nearly every morning. Then I made them explode. (Again, as I do nearly every morning.) Continue reading

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Prime Mover & Optimism

I can’t stop listening to the album, “Hold Your Fire,” by Rush. Last night & this AM, “Prime Mover,” was a favorite track. I turned it on while the kids were getting dressed for school. DS enjoys it. Continue reading

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Tech Marketing / Counseling

I’m writing executive bios for a client. In interviewing one technologist, he said, and I quote, “Nothing that I’ve done has really amounted to anything.”

I responded, “Ooh, ouch. That hurt my heart.”

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Evidence-Based Living

I feel as though writing a recipe for happiness makes it seem like I have it all figured out. Ha! Not quite. But I’m trying to live deliberately.

I remember first hearing the term, “evidence-based” with regards to childbirth. Clearly, we don’t want to base medicine on superstition, folklore, and tradition. Continue reading

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Living with Purpose

I’ve posted before about the writings of author and psychologist Jeff Brown. I enjoyed this today:

“Imagine a world where ‘sacred purpose’ is part of our early-childhood education. Not ‘what are you going to be when you grow up?’, but ‘Why are you here? What are your gifts, callings, reasons for being? What purpose(s) live(s) at the core of your being?’…”

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Beginnings

I just glanced at the new website design for a startup I’m supporting. I mentioned in an earlier blog that I’d laid the foundation of trust with my client. We met in mid-Dec and he told me about this startup and asked me to run marketing. End of story. “Here’s the new tech. We’re going to have a minimum-viable product by X date. I want you to run marketing. How much will you charge?” Continue reading

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