And Then Grace

The work you do when you are graceful is what we need, now more than ever. —Seth Godin, in Graceful This path is before me, whether chosen by the universe or because I've listened and cared deeply. Craft first, then connection, and then grace.

AFK Oblique Strategies

If you're not familiar with Oblique Strategies, they are a collection of short phrases, dilemmas intended to make you think. Originally published as a set of notecards in 1975, these contradictions are one of my favorite discoveries while working for Automattic. In my case I like to say they cause brainwaves. Luckily, you don't need the original index cards to use Oblique … Continue reading AFK Oblique Strategies

My Kind of Todo List

Remember Teux Deux? Me, too. Stumbled upon an old screengrab of my todo list from 2009. — Rock it — Kick some butt — Laugh — Have fun — Say thank you This is my kind of todo list.

The Investigative Mindset

Knowing where to look for answers is more important than memorizing a set of requirements or rules. I have a confession: I often have no idea what I'm doing. I remember clearly what it felt like my first day at my job: I was new, overwhelmed, and maybe even scared. But the work was exciting, … Continue reading The Investigative Mindset

You Can't Win

If you are passionate about a cause, preach it loudly and clearly, and see it as the best way to do things, you are labeled a zealot. If you keep your head down and stay out of the shouting matches, often ignoring them simply because you don’t have the time or energy, you are labeled … Continue reading You Can't Win