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Field Notes

This brainchild of Aaron Draplin perfectly sums up the goal of design. Design solves problems. It fills a void that is a cause of pain for most people. For years I’ve wanted sketchbooks that fit comfortably in my pocket that

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Bacon Army

My 8 yr old son recently joined a youth basketball league. He and his teammates were asked to come up with a name for their squad and they chose the name “Bacon Army.” On a whim, I decided to create

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Being a Business Owner vs Being Self-Employed

So, it’s been months since I’ve posted anything new to this blog. I’ve had a steady stream of client-work so you can say that it’s been going pretty well. I’ve managed to make a steady profit and that is a

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Keep Pushing

So it’s been a whole since my last post, but for the last month, I’ve been swamped with client work (which is awesome because that means business is good). When I first decided not to take another job to make

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Back to Basics.

Even with all the super-fancy computer equipment I have at my disposal, sometimes all I need is a pad of paper and a pencil. When I draw by hand, it feels right and natural and I remember why I fell

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The Antidote to Fear is Action

Sally Hogshead said it best with Radical Truth 71 from her book Radical Careering. The antidote to fear is action. When I’m actively pursuing my dreams, I’m fearless. It’s only when I’m not moving toward my goal that fear and

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More Walk, Less Talk

Don’t tell me what you plan to do, instead show me what you already did. I have found that many people have lofty goals and big plans. Yet, hardly any of these people have the follow through to actually make

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