How I’m Reducing Stress and Distraction and Improving Focus and Calm

How does one improve their ability to focus and create more calm in their lives? I'm sure you've seen this question addressed a time or two through the endless content available. Between self-help books, blog posts, videos, podcasts, etc. you've come across solutions in some form or another. My personal solution is to be present. … Continue reading How I’m Reducing Stress and Distraction and Improving Focus and Calm

Should I Be Branding, Marketing, and Influencing?

I really don't want this to be another post about bashing influencers and the like. The web has plenty of that to go around. Instead I want to flesh-out some of my thoughts on the subjects of branding, marketing, and "influencing" coming from someone who has written and sold services on the internet for a … Continue reading Should I Be Branding, Marketing, and Influencing?

Why Are You Creating Content?

I have a few friends who create content. By content I mean Youtube videos, podcasts, and produce steady streams of social media posts to support those creations. They are steeped in the "social media marketing" world of constantly producing, editing, and promoting. Some is good and some is so so, but I will always support … Continue reading Why Are You Creating Content?

Why I Don’t Use Social Media for Freelancing

One of the "golden rules" of freelancing and anything related to contract work or entrepreneurship is that you must utilize social media to its fullest extent. A quick Google search will quickly pull up a quaint billion or so results on algorithm hacks, marketing tricks, and best practices on how to game the system, get … Continue reading Why I Don’t Use Social Media for Freelancing

The Stone Carver and Rediscovering Creativity

I grew up in a time before the internet, cell phones, and mobile technology in general. As a kid I remember the hours I spent drawing, writing, playing outside, and just plain creating. I also spent chunks of time in my imagination visualizing and coming up with ideas about what to draw, build, or write … Continue reading The Stone Carver and Rediscovering Creativity