In a world of perfection often perpetuated by social media and digital culture, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that everyone else’s life is perfect and the film of your life you’ve been making is mostly bloopers. Over the years, I’ve come to realize this idea is pure fiction. Life in general is mostly bloopers. That final…
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Routine, it often helps lay the groundwork for success. But while routine is often billed as the formula for success, the form it takes widely varies. After all, some business leaders start their day with a solid 3-mile run while others prefer a slower pace which includes coffee and a collection of news stories. So that begs the question, what is the perfect…
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I’m never really sure what to say when people ask me where I’m from. The short answer is always, Orting, Washington. This answer used to get a couple of pauses and a brief, “awe, where is it located exactly?” Like I frequently do after receiving a puzzled look, let me give you my Orting pitch to help you understand this…
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After a year of stringing together a series of short term contracts, I’m happy to announce I recently signed a long term project with NetHope. As the organization’s core Marketing and Communications Specialist. I’ll be responsible for helping develop NetHope’s communications strategy, managing its digital properties, and planning the organization’s big member summit in the fall. Like many of life’s…
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Originally published on Endless Horizons; travel series commissioned by Fadzrul   In fall 2013, I ventured to Seoul with my fiancé to celebrate the end of the year and mark the close of my first adventure as a freelancer/entrepreneur. While four days wasn’t quite long enough to take in all of Korea, we did see a lot of sites thanks…
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“Cut, it’s a wrap!”   Like many good things, my 25th year has come to an end. No big bangs or fireworks but many lessons learned from a challenging year which allowed me to explore my life as an entrepreneur, redefine my personal values, and lay the framework for some important “personal infrastructure projects” which I hope will pay off…
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The start of fall is here and so is my personal end of year (EOY). A lot has changed since I turned 25 but overall it’s been a good. I learned a lot, made new friends, and invested heavily in a number of “personal infrastructure” projects. I’m using this post to pause and reflect on my 25th year. Check back…
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With summer coming to a close I thought it would be a good opportunity to use this entry to reflect on the past few months. A mixture of sunshine, personal events, and professional developments helped make this summer one of the best. Below is a list highlighting some of this summer’s big moments. Back to the regular scheduled programing next…
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Late last year a friend proposed a question to me as I was ending my relationship with a former employer. She asked, “Why don’t you try working for yourself?” She asked.   Always a company man, I was taken back by the suggestion. Working for myself seemed like a distant dream, not something I could realistically achieve in my mid-twenties.  After all,…
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As a Northwesterner raised by a Midwesterner and Southerner, coffee was a foreign substance in my household.  In its place was pop – a drink often rationed by my siblings and I. Coffee didn’t enter my life in a meaningful way until I returned to Seattle in 2007 for college at the University of Washington.   After years of drinking…
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