Entries from 'Truths'

Annual Review Part 2: A Whole New 2017

is here. When the hell did that happen? In Part 1, I looked back at 2016. In Part Two I try to list out all the things I’ll focus on accomplishing in 2017. I couldn’t be more excited about what the year has to bring.  We’ve got a lake house under construction, and our place…

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Annual Review 2016: Part 1 – The Case for 2016.

you slippery devil. The general consensus is that 2016 was the worst. I tend to disagree. Yes, we had to listen two highly unlikable humans argue for 9 months, withstand non-stop media coverage, our grabby president elect seems to have a fairly loose grip (see what I did there) on reality, and the Gators and the…

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I Spent 25 Days Without the Internet. Here’s What Happened:

s referenced in my previous post, I intended to spend the last few weeks of the summer fully disconnected. On the evening of Thursday August 11th, I turned off my laptop and deleted all the internet related apps and email. My phone was essentially a really expensive flip phone w/ Google Maps. While disconnected from…

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Unverifiable Experiments: 21 Day Digital Detox

am a small business owner. Who happens to run an internet-based company. One that provides services that relate to the interwebs 100% of the time. This is my excuse. The reason I convince myself it is OK to stare at a screen for half (or more) of my waking hours. The reason I “can’t” quit…

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Unverifiably Homeless – A 5 Step Guide to Becoming a Nomad

Where do you live? Oh, everywhere. But also, nowhere. bout this time last year, My fiance (now wife) and were discussing a plan for the following year. She, being a 4th year medical student would be forced to be semi-nomadic while she did 4 or 6 week rotations to conclude medical school. I, having no…

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Unverifiable Annual Review Part Two: Looking to 2015

n part 1 I looked back at 2014’s successes, failures, and everything in between. In part two I’ll attempt to nail down goals for 2015. This year will be a big one, with a few more moves before settling in for four full years in one place. In general it’ll be fairly hectic with all the…

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Unverifiable Annual Review 2014 : Looking Back

I’ve been conducting an annual review of myself as a means for tracking progress (or lack thereof) for the past years years. (hat tip to Chris Guillebeau for the inspiration & format .XLS) I find the process to be an excellent mechanism for holding myself accountable, but even more important it forces me to be a…

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The Worst Meeting Of My Life. The Best Meeting of My Life. – Unverifiable Lessons in Entrepreneurship

n late february 2009 I was called into a conference room under vague terms. Our whole agency (or what was left of it) was present. Pulling the band-aid quick, the founders quickly revealed that the agency of 12 years would cease to exist as of Friday. No severance, no off ramp, no notice. Take your…

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2013 Annual Review Part 1: Looking Back

’ve been conducting an annual review of myself as a means for tracking progress (or lack thereof) for the past few years. I find the process to be an excellent mechanism for holding myself accountable, but even more important it forces me to be a bit more introspective about the year itself. Between getting engaged,…

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Unverifiable Truth #34 – Enough With The Clever Bathroom Signs

ets be honest, you’ve been out on the town, throwing back a cocktail or 12 and wandered your way to the bathroom. Down a dimly lit hallway, you expect to see two doors. One labels “Men’s” on labeled “Women’s”. Perhaps the were short on funds during build out, so they resorted to a M and…

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