The Metric I’m Adding to Keep Projects on Track

This week I recorded a podcast interview for a show that’s launching soon, which is all about how to use data and metrics to grow your business. The host of this podcast is a German guy who seemed more like cheery apple-cheeked character from a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale than a strict numbers guy.…

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5 Keys To Powerful Writing

My grandma worked out video calls this week (apparently she’s been calling the rest of the family daily)… and she called this morning because she heard on the grape vine that she had “a new great grand pup.” She’s all up on Messenger calls, Skype, and now she’s got a Zoom account too. My gran…

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Future-proofing With a Side of Espresso Marscapone

One late Sunday morning last August, I was sitting in Café Janis down near the harbor here in Lisbon. This place has a suspended ceiling covered in beautiful trailing plants that dapple the sunlight flowing in the big windows, and they make this incredible espresso mascarpone for their banana bread. Not only had it been…

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Can You Fit This Into Your Schedule?

At first I thought quarantine was going to be hell. Then I thought it just felt normal. Then on Monday afternoon we took delivery of a pull-up/dip contraption that looks like a giant space ship gunner tower. Boyfriend has been suspending himself on the arms and jerking around making shooting noises… … And now the…

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Your Audience Needs You Right Now

Your audience needs you right now. They need your expertise and clarity to lead them through uncertainty. It’s time to begin.

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How To Birth A Book

Some days writing is like the sweet kiss of spring. Some days it’s a quiet room and a cup of hot coffee. Some days, many days, it’s a brawl. And the brawl comes hardest on the day the work will cease to belong to you. On days like this, like today, when I am about…

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Creativity Needs Parameters

This week I’ve been onboarding two new team members and I gotta say, there’s definitely a learning curve to being a boss. It’s not an intuitive skillset, but it’s an exciting one to finally learn. I say ‘finally’ because in all honesty, I’ve been putting it off for years. The first time someone told me…

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The Magic Of Making A Mess

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For the past couple of months, I’ve been working on building a garden out the back of my apartment. The space is surrounded by high stone walls, and there’s a lawn and flower beds and a terrace. The walls are painted pink, and there are climbing vines creeping over the top from the neighbour’s yard.…

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There’s A Flaw In My Writing

Virginia Woolf once wrote, “There is no denying the wild horse in us. To gallop intemperately; fall on the sand tired out; to feel the earth spin… there is no getting over the fact that this desire seizes us pretty often.” Reading that for the first time, it was like Woolf had reached out across…

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The Year of No

I’m back in the game after nearly a month away, and damn — holidays are such a great opportunity. Obviously you get to rest and have fun and build your energy back up, but you also get the time and mental space to reflect on your life and your work. Holidays give you the distance…

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