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How to Hire Amazing People

I believe anyone can hire amazing people – recruiting takes time and effort but I don’t think it’s an exclusive skill that only few people have. How to Hire Amazing People In the last few months I’ve been recruiting and hiring a lot of really incredible people.…

Demonstrating Progress on Website Projects

Demonstrating progress was easy In the old days, when I would work on a website project, there were some natural phases to the work I did. Your process may have been different, but mine went something like this.
  • Phase One: Define project / Agree on Scope
  • Phase Two: Create Thumbnails of Design Concepts
  • Phase Three: Create Photoshop Files of Final Design
  • Phase Four: Turn Designs into Code
  • Phase Five: Fine Tune Everything
  • Phase Six: Launch
If this feels very “waterfall” to you, and you’re more of an “agile” person, know this: I did a lot of iterating in each phase with customers until they were happy.…

When pitching new business, ask this question

Advice for Pitching New Business If you’re a digital agency or freelancer, you’re continually pitching new business. And there are tons of valuable tips that you’ll hear from a lot of people. You’ll hear advice like: Have a unique value proposition. …

Managing WordPress timed content by membership levels

Timed Content in WordPress If you talk to people about scheduling and managing timed access to content in WordPress, people will often talk to you about scheduled posts. It’s the idea that you write something and then give it a date for when you want it published.…

Comparing conditional logic in WordPress forms

Conditional logic is the key to online forms Physical forms don’t ever feel as imposing as web forms. I don’t know why that is, but when I get a form at a doctor’s office, for example, that form collects tons of data on a single sheet of paper and I don’t feel stressed.…

Learning to Value Me

Newsflash: it is my job to value me. I have a strong desire to feel valued, in fact, it’s one of my Core Desired Feelings that I’ve identified by participating in Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map program. If you haven’t heard of this before, I highly encourage you to check it out.…

Parents, You MUST Watch 13 Reasons Why

I just finished watching 13 Reasons Why and I’m a mess. Emotionally gut-wrenching, I am conflicted. Also, grateful, horrified, shocked, challenged. I presume this was the intended goal for the team that developed the series. Mission accomplished. For that reason alone, it is absolutely brilliant.…

Mama Bear vs. Pornography: You Owe Your Children the Truth

I disagree that pornography (and its repercussions) is the new drug. These issues have been escalating for decades, only now smart phones and easy access to the internet have exponentially increased the availability of sexually explicit material. It’s relevant to the point that WE HAVE ASSEMBLIES AT SCHOOL TO TALK ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY.…

The Temerity of Courage

Yes, it has happened to me before. Joan-of-arc-golden-sculpture-golden-statue-64022 Someone has said something so wrong that I am gobsmacked -- unable to respond appropriately. I was always taught to speak my mind, but speak politely. I must admit, I have stumbled a few times.…

On writing honestly

"Aren't you worried someone is going to think you are writing about him?" my friend asked. Not really, I replied, shaking my head. Because when I write, I don't really write about anyone in particular. Perceptions and feelings. That is what interests me most.…

You can’t lead if no one is following you…

IMG_0260I've been so fortunate to have been mentored by some of the most amazing leaders in the corporate world. When you meet them, instantly you feel comfortable, like you've known them forever. They don't play bullshit games of phony hierarchies -- yet there's no doubt whose in charge.…

BLOT – my way

Originally posted on BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN: During the recent few years, everything Viking has become more popular than ever. And while I think this is great, some of us are still struggling to get used to what best can be described as that feeling you would get if you’ve anchored in that secred, secluded…

OC Pagan & Witches Meetup Monthly Dinner event – March

This Wednesday March 8th is the monthly dinner event for both the Orange County Pagan and Witches Meetup groups. If you’re looking to networking with the local Pagan community within Orange County, CA, check out our group and join us for dinner.…

Three storytelling skills for business that you need

Quotefancy-1866446-3840x2160Let’s face it, most presentations aren’t on stage If you think about how many times you try to convince your co-workers of something, or how many times you’re presenting a decision to your boss, or how many times you are trying to get coworkers to join you on a project or cause – most of your presentations don’t happen on stage.…