Do you ever wonder why the majority of creative businesses don’t publish prices on the web? Is it because there is fear to list prices? In being viewed as a “service” provider? A commodity? Turned down for a job because of costing too much or not enough? Getting screwed out of money?
On Sunday, Grace Foursquare showed the following four minute recap video focusing on the Torcelle Orphanage construction. While construction was the main focus of the trip, there were a myriad of stories and experiences which did not fit into this video: The orphanage at Sarthe including a medical clinic, the journey to the lookout, a… Continue reading Haiti 2012 Recap Video
I often ask others: “What’s the worst that can happen?” I recently had a scenario where the worst that could happen, did indeed happen. The outcome was unexpected. I felt relieved, as if I didn’t have to pretend to be someone else anymore. Sure, life is a little more difficult than I would like it… Continue reading The Worst That Can Happen Can Also Be The Best
I often come up short, failing to meet the expectations of others. This reality makes me human. In my failings, it is the feedback of others which enables me to address and facilitate change. However, in the past month, I have noticed an increased trend in criticism without feedback. I am not opposed to being judged,… Continue reading Coming Up Short
I look back at this year and see how much I “phoned in” my performance all year long. The numbers aren’t lying either. 2011 was a year full of stupid mistakes, a lack of interest, and a severe inability to take risks. I’m not proud of much this past year. I held on when I… Continue reading 2011: The Year Of Phoning It In
It’s amazing what happens in sixteen years: I graduated from high school, went to college, dropped out from college, went back to college, visited multiple countries, worked a couple of jobs, started my own business, got married, got fat then skinny then proportionate, started working on graduate studies, and about a million other milestones and… Continue reading But Will It Last?
Today I received a “Christmas Greetings” letter from a beloved organization. On the front was a group photo of the employees, spread out across several rows of chairs. After looking at the photo for a minute, I thought, “What is this image saying to me? Surely, they didn’t mean it to come across the way… Continue reading The Psychology of Group Photography
As I talked about writing a paper on leadership, the inevitable question was asked, “Are you going to blog the paper?” Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes. I will be blogging homework that is interesting enough for my blog after the class is over (without grades and evaluation attached of course). I’m sure I’m not… Continue reading Are You Going To Blog About It?
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates: They will forever be compared for their impact upon the world. Steve Jobs created great products that redefined how we use technology, consume media, and what we expect from companies in terms of excellence and perfection. Jobs pushed his employees to create the impossible, set the standard for demoing products,… Continue reading Two Views Of Changing The World
Don’t be afraid of what could be. Play the hand you’ve been dealt. Take a risk. Let people know what you think. Stand by your convictions. Don’t be a coward.