Discovery

i. I don’t run much anymore. This isn’t by choice. I’d still be out there pounding wicked long miles in scorching humidity if it weren’t for a knee injury I sustained while doing, of all things, karaoke. But I shrug it off. Because even if I had a chance to redo my off-key performance, I’d still go through with it. I’d say yes to the DJ as … Continue reading Discovery

Your Thing

AUDIO OF THIS BLOG POST:  What do you want to do every day until you die? Do you want to write books? Teach kindergarten? Hike the Mongolian steppe? Do you want to lead bike tours? Collect Care Bears? Make short films in México City? Photograph steaming cups of espresso in the American midwest? Seriously, what’s your thing? That one thing that, if you did it, would … Continue reading Your Thing

Gorgeous and Beautiful

AUDIO OF THIS BLOG POST Not too long ago my girlfriend and I went to a local pizza joint in Carrboro called Pizzeria Mercato. It’s been in town for about a year now, and on any weekend night there’s a line out the door. We’ve been there maybe a half-dozen times, and each visit has been a better-than-average experience. And I’m not just talking about … Continue reading Gorgeous and Beautiful

Minor Inspirations

AUDIO OF THIS BLOG POST I’m not a big fan of business books. I read them on occasion, but generally find them to be a couple hundred pages of stories and anecdotes used to reinforce a few main ideas, at most. I’ve currently got my nose in a couple, and they’re doozies (Reinventing You and Little Bets). But frankly, I’m zipping through them so I can … Continue reading Minor Inspirations

Meaning is the Magnet

AUDIO OF THIS BLOG POST My undergrad degree is in Anthropology and for a short time in my life I worked as an archaeologist. Not an Indiana Jones type, but an archaeologist nonetheless. I guess you could say I still dabble in discovery. Right now I’m reading a 1200-page book on the history of the British Isles, prehistory to present. This morning I was struck … Continue reading Meaning is the Magnet

You Love When it Happens

Just imagine…you visit a café for the first time and the entire experience, from start to finish, is top-grade. Not just better than usual, not merely a stand-out or interesting one-off, but a genuine moment in time loaded with connection, authenticity, and professionalism. Feels good, huh? You leave the place with a feeling of joy. One you might even downplay because…how can a retail shopping … Continue reading You Love When it Happens

What You Do is Your Art

AUDIO OF THIS BLOG POST Seems everything I read these days (or do, for that matter), feeds into the major themes I am working on for my business. And right now, my big five are: authenticity, vulnerability, artistic expression, genuine human connection, and the importance of storytelling. When everything seems to vibrate on the same web, I know I’m on the right track. It’s a … Continue reading What You Do is Your Art