Spent time this weekend reviewing old journals and blog post entries. It’s refreshing sometimes to pause and take a look at the past for minute. While nothing can be altered, information can be gleaned from the past and help inform the future. It’s also a great reminder of where you’ve been. Whether it’s up a mountain, across an ocean, or down a long road, it…
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When working on a project it’s easy to get caught up in the fine details. Is the writing crisp? Is the photo right? Did we anticipate every possible thing that could go wrong? While it’s important to strive for the best, it’s also equally as important to not let the fine details hold back the final product. “What’s your minimal viable product (MVP)? Start there and…
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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 in the near future. Looking ahead…
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As a professional teetering in-between unemployment and part-time communications consulting, it’s easy to lose track of the big picture and forget to count accomplishments. This week I reached two important personal goals. I won my first independent new business pitch and launched joshuaholland.co. In honor of these milestones, this post is dedicated to a few of my key accomplishments since leaving Waggener Edstrom at the end…
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Happy to announce joshuaholland.co is now live! As explained in “Adding Another Thread to the Web,” the site will serve as a central hub for me on the web and is an updated version of a childhood dream. It’s not perfect but after hacking it together from scratch I’ve learned a website shares a lot of similarities to crafting a blog post. There is no perfect. At some point you…
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  Unemployment finally caught up with me last week. After a few months of adventures around Seattle and a number of freelance projects, I found myself with a rather empty schedule and inbox. At first I was thrilled by the thought. It seemed almost too perfect. My to-do list had run out of boxes to check just as the sunny spring weather arrived in Seattle. In…
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Short post this week. I’m… Reading: The Great Gatsby The 4-Hour Workweek The Elements of Content Strategy Watching: The New Normal The Mindy Project RuPaul’s Drag Race Amazing Race 1600 Penn Playing: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Learning: HTML and CSS Content strategy Productivity tips Life coaching and mentoring skills Working On: A personal website Jumpstart 2013 Arranging coffee with “strangers” for info interviews My next…
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