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Do things that don't scale

Do things that don't scale

How did you do it? That was the question from the academic advisor at my law school. It was the first line of the email.

Do it for the story

Do it for the story

It was just past midnight when I heard the chirp of my iPhone. I had left it charging and on loud, not really expecting it to ring. I picked it up and the voice on the other end told me to check my WhatsApp.

I see CrossFit in the online education communities

I see CrossFit in the online education communities

So that’s really how you do it? Yep. I know I can walk into any one of them and find friends. I’m one of them. I speak their language and understand the world.

The question that keeps me up at night

The question that keeps me up at night

What question keeps you up at night? I was ready for this question but only because I had been thinking about it for nearly 10 years.

Play positive sum games

Play positive sum games

Tonight I watched as a good friend of mine launched his course to help people create more. Within just a few minutes of the launch, I saw my timeline fill up with comments, support, and most of all, receipts.

It's not the gold rush, it's the airplane with online education

It's not the gold rush, it's the airplane with online education

I spent 2020 deep in the world of online education.

Hard skills or soft skills?

Hard skills or soft skills?

The soft skills versus hard skills debate took off quite a bit today on Twitter. I saw Alex Lieberman of Morning Brew start it off this morning. I saw Sahil Bloom respond. I read an article on this just two days ago on LinkedIn.

Learning balance through restriction

Learning balance through restriction

I went full Paleo at one point in my life. And I mean I went FULL Paleo.

My two favorite tactics

My two favorite tactics

There are so many effective tactics when it comes to speaking. Tactics are those things that most people think matter the most. Pacing, rhythm, tone, volume, and so many more.

You're not alone on the journey

You're not alone on the journey

What if they realize I’m a fraud? I sat there as their eyes looked down on me. Ten pairs of eyes all looking directly at me. The laptops were open, the coffee was in their cups, and they were ready.

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