Welcome to the Whoville Christmas (from a Christmas Tree Jew, no less)! A big shout to everyone who has made online life in 2013 awesome.
Four weeks ago I blogged that I was pressing pause, and then took a two week vacation. I let everything hit the floor, and stayed offline and out of business for the most part. Heck, I didn’t even write until the end of the vacation. Finally, after a few days I was able to breathe. When you let yourself breathe several things happen. You relax, develop perspective, and can make a few decisions. Here’s where I wound up. Getting Ready to Scale For the past two years, I have served as an uber consultant taking on long-term in-depth contracts that often brought me on site working with clients. This was good from a business and life perspective allowing me to […]
I talk about rest on this blog a lot. Whether that is making choices on time investments or simply pulling the plug and chilling out, rest is a critical component of productivity and happiness. Well, it’s finally time to practice what I preach. I’m so very tired, friends. I could list all of the major projects (not to mention surgery) since I had my last recreational vacation in the Bahamas, but why bother? I’m not a walking stat sheet, just a dude. The point is my batteries must be recharged. This weekend I will begin a two-week vacation in the southwest United States with my immediate family. As part of this break, I intend to spend minimal time online. You […]
This blog post is running in support of my Punish Geoff Fundraiser: Civilination! Please consider a donation to support better online conversations. At the time of publishing, we have raised more than $3,000 for the Civilination Academy. Long-term readers know I have attempted to evolve my language to become more mindful of others. Part of that reparation is learning to live with that negative reputation publicly — my proverbial Scarlet Letter — and handle new disagreements. At SxSW two different people informed me how a person was telling everyone what an A&^hole I was every time my name came up. It’s no coincidence that this person is someone I wrangled with on here and elsewhere. He’s not the only one. So the damage […]