Although I have an office space, I work from home a lot and I love it. Here are 7 reasons why I love to work from home.
Whether you’re the culprit of ignoring texts or the victim of being ignored—I get it. Unanswered text messages don’t make you feel good.
I’m writing this post because I have many, many texts I haven’t replied to. I’m not sure what people think who I’ve left hanging, but I hope this post will reveal what goes on when you haven’t heard from me.
In the 12th season premiere of America’s Got Talent, 12-year-old Merrick Hanna’s dance performance caught me by surprise.
I’m not sure what I was expecting from the 12-year-old dude in bright red pants. I certainly wasn’t expecting to experience a story. If you haven’t seen the video, do yourself a favor and watch it before reading on. If you have seen it, you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say he didn’t dance, he told a story.
Creating content has become a pretty important skill for businesses these days. Companies know they need a social media presence because that’s what millions of people see daily. But the problem is most businesses are not designed to pump out content. The result?
The result is bad content. Social media platforms have basically forced businesses to be content creators, whether they’re good at it or not. So some do an excellent job at creating content, while others merely publish “social media posts” that don’t serve the business in the long run.
When the computers go down at Shake Shack, you might be in the middle of placing your order for the first time. The grill is still hot…the meat still fresh & ready to cook. Your belly will still be hungry and the smell of fresh burgers and fries will smell better than ever. The show must go on.
When the computers go down at Shake Shack, a crowd of people will flood in the front doors, ready to place their order. The line will get longer and longer and the noise of chatter louder and louder.
Field Notes is a company that specializes in making small, American-made pocket notebooks. My first impression was that they were too small and not worth my attention. That has changed.
Meet Teddy. He’s an 8-pound, super soft and really cute toy poodle. He loves chasing his tail, laying on laps, giving kisses, and taking naps. His secret weapon? Helping me be more productive.
I didn’t grow up with a dog or other animals. So when my wife brought up the idea of bringing home a puppy, I wasn’t super excited. But last fall, Teddy joined our family, and I had no idea he’d change my life for the better.
There’s a lot of content on the web right now. Even though there’s enough to watch and read for weeks, new content is guaranteed to show up in the next 24 hours. I’m afraid though, that most people aren’t giving content-making their all.
Yeah, I know there’s some pretty amazing channels on YouTube and some great blogs available for free—but, in terms of new content being published and posted, there seems to be more mediocre new content than good new content.
Listening to the right music while working has been a tremendous productivity booster for me over the past few years. I have found myself more focused, energized, and optimistic—which allows me to get more done—and keeps me feeling relaxed and present.
While I understand there are musical anhedonics (people who are completely unaffected by music), a 2014 study shows that “the vast majority of human populations find [music] pleasurable.” (Mas-Herrero et al., Current Biology)
If you’re afraid to write in your Bible, don’t worry. That’s normal. For years, I couldn’t fathom marking up “THE BIBLE” but I’m convinced it’s the best way to read.
Marking up the text keeps my concentration high. I can see connections more clearly and my focus stays on the page, instead of Twitter or Facebook. When you’re ready to write in your Bible, you may notice “typical pens” will either rip the page, or bleed through, making the opposite page hard to read. That’s why I purchased a set of Micron .20mm pens.