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Find Your Own Path

Be careful when you expect or demand someone else do it your way. And be careful attempting to do it someone else’s exact way. One size rarely fits all. And mileage always varies. Especially in business but also in life. I’ve actually found that it’s the quickest way to disillusion and then misery. Your path […]

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How We Do Recruiting and Hiring

We’re often asked by rookie leaders, managers and entrepreneurs how we do recruiting and hiring. We’ve had our share of misfires as well as excellent hires in the last 8+ years at iThemes. In Episode 5 of our new Leader.Team podcast, Matt Danner and I talk about ins and outs of how we do it, […]

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You Have 137 Days Left in 2016: Make The Most Of Them

Numerous times throughout the year (and quarter) I look at the calendar and see how much time we have left to make progress on our goals. Today, Aug, 17, 2016, you have 137 days left and about 20 weeks to make the most of. I just put my process in this post but the four steps are simple: Take an […]

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My New Business Leadership Podcast with Matt Danner

For a couple of months or maybe years, my business sidekick Matt Danner (COO of iThemes) and I have been talking about sharing the lessons and experiences we’ve learned leading and growing a team and business at iThemes over the last 8+ years. This morning, we finally made actual progress on that dream and recorded the first two episodes […]

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Confidence Is Comfort

Confidence is defined as “the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.” But simply put: Confidence is comfort. In your own skin, in your knowledge, in your experience, in your strengths and abilities, and in your resources and relationships. Whenever I see those things clearly and start building a “firm […]