I got asked an interesting question the other day – what is your definition of success? What was more interesting to me was my impromptu answer. “Definition of success: finding that place where you’re just as happy doing it for free, but getting paid to none the less, contributing in the world in the way […]
Have you ever wanted to strangle a client who wanted to change everything 2 weeks into the project with 24 hours left until the deadline? I have. It seems like, sometimes, after tons of hard work and communication, the client and you wind up on different planets. And it seems to happen at the end of a 10 minute conversation about that border color. It can be one of the most frustrating, gut-wrenching, dangerous things that can happen to your relationship with your client.
Do you hate writing personal biographies for websites like Facebook or for your employee profile on your company’s site? I do. I never know what I should say… What do people care about? What about me am I trying to reflect? What use does this bio fill? Who is going to see it? Nevermind… I […]
Ever seen the “World’s Worst Website”? Have a gander (caution, it may crash your browser!) It’s a mockup site showing what your website shouldn’t look like when it goes live. If it has any of the features on that site, consider having the person who designed it arrested. Have you ever visited a site that […]
I run a company with my wife. For most people, that sounds nuts. However, it’s my reality, and I volunteer for it. Why, you ask? Well, the answer seems apparent to me: I chose to spend the rest of my life with her. Why wouldn’t that include my career as well? As it turns out, […]
Let’s do something less serious today, yeah? Let’s talk beards. Yes, you heard me right. Beards. It has, as of lately, become quite apparent that beards are making a distinctive return into the mainstream. If you watched the Oscars this year (I didn’t , but I heard enough from others), you probably noted an abundance […]
Sometimes our work life and personal life get out of balance. In fact, if we’re honest, they probably spend more time out of balance than they do balanced. I’m as guilty as anyone else. Let me elaborate. I own this company, Visceral Concepts. At the same time, I work a day job for a hotel […]
I saw this picture on Facebook today (so no image credit can be given, sadly), and I thought to myself, "That's my greatest aspiration." It probably sounds a little cliche, a little cheesy even, but it's true. And that got me thinking, which is often dangerous...
I’ve been the go-to-guy at just about every job I’ve ever had (except Target as they failed to see my potential). It’s gotten me more credibility with my employers than even the quality of my work has – and that already does well! Now, as I work at growing my company, I find myself in […]