Fear of Success

I find the biggest thing that holds people back from experiencing success in their lives is an inability to manage their fear. Rather than overcoming their fear they just get stuck. For example, I’ve met people who have a great business idea. I mean GREAT business ideas that, if lived into a reality, would transform…… Continue reading Fear of Success

I Am Dean Spanos

Yesterday, NFL owner Dean Spanos walked into his San Diego office and told his staff that after 56 years they were moving the franchise to Los Angeles. Of course, news had already broken. Of course, the staff had probably already assumed it was coming. As news swirled the past few years you can bet every…… Continue reading I Am Dean Spanos

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Numbers-Based Decision Making

I’ve got pretty good instincts for making decisions. Think about it. We all do. We make hundreds of decisions each day as we navigate our daily life and the vast majority of them turn out just fine. My own self-history has taught me that I’m right more often than others in my cohort. But that’s a…… Continue reading Numbers-Based Decision Making

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The Tributaries

Thump. Thump. Thump. Scratch. Thump. Thump. Thump. I laughed to myself. Standing waste deep in the Feather River, 100 feet downstream from 30 anglers bent on catching giant salmon, I was fly fishing for brook trout. The thumping I felt wasn’t the shy brookies I was targeting. It was exhausted 30 pound salmon swimming between my legs…… Continue reading The Tributaries

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Hurry Up and Hurry Up Some More

Every day I get about 250 emails.  It looks something like this: 125 of them I can delete straight away. Email marketing, social media notifications, stuff like that.  100 of them result in small tasks that I can deal with quickly. Purchases at our online store, questions in our Help Center, blog comments, stuff like that. …… Continue reading Hurry Up and Hurry Up Some More

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Small Ball

In the sport of baseball, small ball is an informal term for an offensive strategy in which the batting team emphasizes placing runners on base and then advancing them into scoring position for a run in a deliberate, methodical way. This strategy places a high value on individual runs and attempts to score them without requiring extra base hits, or sometimes without base hits at…… Continue reading Small Ball

Just Make Progress

I’m normally a “get stuff done” kind of person. Early in my career I had an attitude that it didn’t matter what you tossed at me, I was going to get it done on time or early no matter what. Over the past several months I’ve not been able to keep up that pace. At…… Continue reading Just Make Progress

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