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It’s hard to see the forest for the trees with all of the articles I’ve written. So, I wanted to do an end of the year wrap-up to categorize and summarize everything for you.
More often than you might imagine, people ask for my advice on a topic, and I can point them to a specific story that I’ve written about it. …
I’ve been struggling with something lately. I’m having an internal tug of war between needing more visibility but wanting to recede into the shadows.
Even though I force myself to be more active online, my introverted nature hasn’t gone away. I write, speak, podcast, post, and engage because it is excellent for my career and business. But, it doesn’t come naturally for me.
That being said, my social media efforts are finally starting to pay off. People are liking and commenting on my posts. I respond, and — of course — that encourages further dialogue.
It’s mostly positive, but occasionally it turns negative. We’ve all encountered it so much that I guess we get used to it. But it’s still unpleasant. …
“Your network should have people who can help you land deals, get jobs, pick up new clients, or help you learn new in-demand skills. In other words, you want to network vertically, not horizontally.”
— Zak Slayback
You may be one of those people who absolutely love typical networking events. Perhaps you’re an extrovert, and it’s easy for you to have a circle of people cluster around you to hear your interesting stories.
If so, I envy you. I am not one of those people.
However, if you’re like me and a bit more introverted, then you know the pain of trying to make small talk at events and parties. But, building a powerful network is a valuable side effect of other useful events like workshops, retreats, conferences, and panels. …
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In 2020, I spent hundreds of hours creating over 130 personal and professional development articles and podcasts to share with you. If my writing has enriched your life this year, helped you find a job, or given you more confidence at work, please consider subscribing to my newsletter. Thank you!
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Be curious, rapidly experiment, and quickly adapt. That’s how you survive and thrive in this crazy world of constant change.
Well, I don’t simply share my advice with others. I “eat my own dog food,” too. Is that phrase a little too Silicon Valley? Not sure…
I recently wrote about the “Passion Economy” (AKA the creator economy) and how one popular podcast is pulling in at least $2–4M a year on Patreon. I also mentioned that one top streamer earns $5.4M …
Have you been investing more time in self-care this year?
My commitment to daily workouts adds up to approx 6–10 hours/week.
It occasionally spikes even higher when I’m stressed.
This further supports your experience that money can't buy happiness or fulfillment. I wish more people understood that and stopped chasing it.
I didn't know Tony personally, but it seems like he was an amazing guy with so much creativity, intelligence, and potential to keep changing the world for the better. Such a huge loss.
One thing stuck out when I read the details. He wasn't surrounded by real friends who kept him grounded.
You know, the people who call you on your BS and don't give a damn how rich and famous you are. They don't want anything from you, other than your friendship.
Instead, he was surrounded by enablers. People he was paying to hang out with him and party.
You need people who keep you grounded and you need a purpose that keeps you going every day.