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These are just my latest posts on creativity, launching things, doing the work, and overcoming all the little ways we hold ourselves back in life and business.

 
 
 
Looking for consensus

I was listening to Jason Fried (founder of Basecamp) in an interview on Hurry Slowly, when he mentioned “looking for consensus” (an idea he credited to Jeff Bezos). He said that instead of looking for consensus, people should look for commitment. Bing! I immediately knew what he meant—and, it immediately helped me sort a dilemma I was facing in my own business.

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I thought you were dead

I got into business back in 2003 I believe it was. Back then (and over the ten years that followed), it was “easy” to build an online presence (or maybe it was just easy to find your scene). Yes, I think that’s it—it was easy to find your scene. (Scene is something James Altucher talks about a lot. You can find more about that here and here and here, but this is the gist …) “Our ability to survive, to be calm, to even be happy, to possibly be successful, stems entirely from the quality of the people you surround yourself with. Surround yourself with creative, smart, good, honest people and good things will happen. You are your scene.” —James Altucher

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Small ideas (and the dill problem)

I’ve been in a mad dash the past couple of months. Work stopped (temporarily) on a collaborative project, and I’ve been using the time to (finally) get a few personal projects launched—or re-launched (you can find those here, here, and here). But, see (I tell myself), mad dashes and side projects have a way about them. They can suck you in, take you over, dominate, and eventually (if you’re not careful) suffocate all the other parts of your life that you wanted to have their own space and place. Like dill. (Dill is great, but they don’t call it dill weed for nothing.)

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