Writer. Truth Seeker. Human.
Brand, message, message behind the change - all of it.
While shifting course a bit is terrifying - it has to be revitalizing as well. Sometimes you need to shake things up and head down a different path.
Here's to hoping (no assuming) that this work will work out brilliantly. We'll be there along the way.
2 years ago on The Biggest Announcement in Illuminated Mind History
@colinwright Sweet, not at all.
2 years, 2 months ago on Finishing Things
Colin, love it.
Did you/have you lived in Columbia, MO long? Curious, as the younger sis and I both graduated from Rock Bridge.
I might have a few years on ya, but might a know a few of the same peoples.
Keep fighting the good fight.
Can't add much, other than a big thank you for sharing your story and your insights.
2 years, 2 months ago on What's Keeping You From Your Great Work?
@tiffanylynnyoung I am not, but have a deep respect for the craft and process. I came out of college with an offer to intern at a newspaper but turned it down (for multiple reasons).
I've worked primarily as a writer on the Web for the last 6+ years, but definitely prefer/love long-form and editorial. Just took a different path.
2 years, 3 months ago on Start Something: How to Successfully Fund Your Passion Project on Kickstarter
@Clay_Collins Not yet, still have a few days left. Honestly, it's okay either way. I took a big risk doing this leading into SXSW and a whole lot of transition in my life/this project. In my mind, we've already won just by increasing the dialogue and spreading the message.
@Justin Mazza Absolutely, thanks for stopping by.
@candicemajor Thank you, glad I could provide a nudge. It's closer than most of us realize.
@justinmiller06 Hey Justin, sorry I missed your comment, but thanks.
Hopefully it shakes some things loose for ya.
@JonathanMead Thanks man, really appreciate you loaning me the keys :)
I'm grateful for any and all support. Even sharing with someone who you think will resonate is a big help for us pushing forward.
2 years, 4 months ago on Start Something: How to Successfully Fund Your Passion Project on Kickstarter
@Loran Hills Thanks Loran, you are a rock star.
@tayloramurphy1 Thanks Taylor, appreciate it!
@tiffanylynnyoung Thanks Tiffany, best of luck to you too!
The book sounds awesome BTW.
Holy crap ... thank you. I'm pretty blown away at this point.
Thank you to Jonathan and crew, congrats to the other winners, and a BIG thank you to everyone who commented and entered the contest. I won't pretend that we deserved this any more than the rest of you.
All I can promise is that we will give it our 110% ... won't go to wasted efforts.
Much love to you all, and good luck!
2 years, 5 months ago on Win a Free Membership to Trailblazer
@rudeesade Thanks, agreed on Seth and Danielle, big fans of both. Haven't checked out YBP yet, but will for sure.
Best of luck!
2 years, 6 months ago on Win a Free Membership to Trailblazer
@Dave Lukas Kudos and a big fat high five to you for keeping at it despite the bumps. I know there are many of us who have to make tough decisions and sacrifices to do what we need to for our families.
You'll get there - just know that you're already light years ahead for putting your family first, but also recognizing that they need you to be in a better place long term. Good luck!
I'm impressed with how much effort you've put into responding to the majority of comments here ... it's obvious you get "give without expecting"... not too many do.
You get my vote.
We have the tools, the passion, the love for giving back without expectation ... just need a pants kick to put it all together.
Video lives here -> http://youtu.be/0jV8XHLMJqM
Much love for all you do.
C gets mine for sure ... though I generally prefer minimalistic. 1st one resembles something more akin to enviro or sustainability product to me (though I like it).
As far as brand, C is most compelling for me. Hope that helps!
2 years, 6 months ago on Help me choose the new Trailblazer logo
Dude - "It’s exercising your power to be free right now that allows you to choose working for yourself."
It's the work, the process, that creates the right mindset for freedom. I''m going to firmly step out on that proverbial limb and say this:
No plan will ever truly prepare you for what's next.
I see so many responses to posts on living your passion or leaving your job focused on the need to be strategic. I'd advocate that you need to take action, immediately, no matter how small. Start something every day (by something I don't mean jumping to new ideas).
Forget the plans and just live. Doesn't mean you have to abdicate responsibility. Just means you have to keep moving.
2 years, 6 months ago on Why Quitting Your Job Won't Solve All Your Problems
Love the ultra-specifics here Stanford, so thank you for sharing the deets.
I think it's interesting (and important) that you hold to a strict rule of posting what you start. It creates a habit of shipping for sure, but also helps set the bar for starting at a place of "good enough."
Perfection is nothing but the perfect enemy of the writer.
Best of luck my friend - definitely one of my fave posts so far.
2 years, 6 months ago on How to Publish Daily When You Have A 9-5 Job
Big time congrats my friend, well deserved!
3 years, 3 months ago on A Change of Scenery
Technicalities ftw? Perhaps Army of Darkness a better choice then?
3 years, 5 months ago on Fun Friday: What's The Best Sequel of All Time?
While T2 is tough to leave behind, I'm going with Evil Dead 2. Fan-frickin-tastic.
Epic post my friend and a big time thanks for the inclusion on that list of superstars.
I am thankful that we have a community of intellectual giants not afraid to get their hands dirty and share the love.
The best is yet to come.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
3 years, 8 months ago on What I'm Thankful For