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My New Business Leadership Podcast with Matt Danner

For a couple of months or maybe years, my business sidekick Matt Danner (COO of iThemes) and I have been talking about sharing the lessons and experiences we’ve learned leading and growing a team and business at iThemes over the last 8+ years. This morning, we finally made actual progress on that dream and recorded the first two episodes […]

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Confidence Is Comfort

Confidence is defined as “the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.” But simply put: Confidence is comfort. In your own skin, in your knowledge, in your experience, in your strengths and abilities, and in your resources and relationships. Whenever I see those things clearly and start building a “firm […]

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New Book For Kids Interested In Tech Careers

About a year ago, I got an email from author Jane Bedell asking about inclusion of my career tips for developers in her upcoming book published by Simon & Schuster titled “So, You Want to Be a Coder? The Ultimate Guide to a Career in Programming, Video Game Creation, Robotics, and More!” Got a complimentary […]

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Carry Your Own Bags

One of the amazing takeaways I’ve had from my experience in the Oklahoma chapter Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a saying I’ve heard often: Carry Your Own Bags The idea is … what you get out of the experience is what you make of it. Your experience, happiness and fulfillment is your responsibility. Period. It’s particularly […]

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How to Build Your Self-Esteem for Health and Happiness

Just added a new book to my All-Time, Ultimate Reading List titled The 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden. I wish I had started reading this book when I was a teenager, and read it every year afterward. Foundational, impactful, truth for health and happiness. “To trust one’s mind and to know that one […]

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How I Get Rid of Guilt

Been thinking over the last week about guilt and its presence and impact in my life … and in those who I care about, so I wrote a length post on the iThemes blog about How to Deal with Guilt. Here’s an excerpt of how I determine if something is baseless, useless guilt, or actual […]

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Want To Live Your Dreams? Choose Them

I just wrote about a post over on the iThemes blog about living your dreams, after we live one of our lifetime dreams and got to live in Portugal for a month. In the post, I talk about: How living your dreams is about making good choices consistently How it’s about choices, not sacrifices Why […]

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Want Great Help Finding Your Next Career or The Right Biz Fit? Try Kolbe A Index

I love personality and strengths discovery tools (often called tests but they aren’t). They help me explore the depths of who I am and my value to the world. In the past I’ve talked about StrengthsFinder, Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator (take it here for free), and 5 Love Languages (take it here for free). A couple years ago, […]

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