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I Almost Cashed in My Chips This Week

I was THIS close to quitting this blog already. You know what I mean? I bet you do. Millions of blogs have been abandoned over the past ten years. More now than ever, I bet. The question we each need to ask ourselves is why WOULDN’T we quit blogging? It’s rarely worth the effort. The barrier of entry to profitable blogging is higher than ever.

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I Should Rename This Blog If I Want To Be Successful

Which of you wants to work your ass off for something that will never become a success? Not me.

Today was a turning point. One I have reached for for a very long time. 

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When God Prepares You For Promotion, Things Fall Apart

Remembering the crazy time around our the birth of our first child…

I shouldn’t say that this happens 100% of the time. That would be unfair. But my experience and the testimony of many believers around me tells me that greater promotion is often precluded by greater hardship.

Hardship. I like that word. It has a nice, solid sound to it. And somehow more easily swallowed. Hardship defines my life right now. Let’s take a quick look at what’s happened to me and my family:

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Work Conflict Should Be Mandatory

I wrote this in June of 2007, while I was still an employee. Felt it was worth sharing.

Today began extremely well. It went Starbucks well. It goes without saying that a day beginning with Starbucks is a day worth remembering. Lunch was enjoyable. I spent my lunch hour writing a blog at a new cafe. Returning to work was the first mistake. Little did I know that I would return to an email inbox full of assignments all due tomorrow – and the person assigning them is nowhere close to being my boss.

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Follow the Money or the Passion?

There are few times in life when I feel ashamed of who I’ve become. When that moment does occur, it usually involves the question of artistic passion, and the lack of commitment to pursue what I thought were my dreams.

My father instilled one very solid value in me: be financially responsible and able to provide for a family before you get married. I took this to heart. This was a sign of honor to me. That a man would unselfishly sacrifice his personal passions in order to provide food and shelter for his bride and future children.