I got some new glasses recently.
This is not really news or anything special but I thought the process was kind of neat as they took a number of measurements of my face, eyes, and head and created a very custom pair of spectacles.
It was all so magical.
I posted a few thoughts on the struggle that an entrepreneur has between “need” and “want”. Head over to Medium to give it a read.
Also, would you do me a super-favor and “Recommend” the post as well? I admit that there’s a contest to get some Medium-related swag and I really want to win.
#1 App in the App Store!
My oldest daughter made this for me yesterday after her mother informed her that her Appa accomplished something really cool (it got “Featured“) with his small app, Desk.
I know that she didn’t fully understand what had transpired but it was enough for her to get excited (and we decided to celebrate with popsicles as well because the app became “profitable” pulling in a net total of $71.65! I share some more thoughts on the context of that here via the Desk Blog).
My oldest sent me into an emotional tailspin a few days ago when I discovered that someone had sent a tweet from an account that only I (and a trusted few) have keys to.
As you can see, the first tweet was just a “hi” and I begin to literally conversate with the “rogue” tweeter trying to figure out who in the world was tweeting. And, they had an attitude about it too!
I have been told 1,000 times that a newsletter is one of the best strategies and/or tactics to engage with one’s audience and yet I have not always leveraged it to its utmost. In many ways I just thought that it was just another thing that I had to write for and since I do ample amount of writing every single day I wasn’t motivated to execute against it.
But recently I’ve found something very neat with the weekly newsletter (I use MailChimp) that I share on Tuesdays with my very small community surrounding my indie app, Desk. What I’ve discovered, most importantly, is that I do actually enjoy writing for it and my feelings for it have blossomed.
Success is not always what you see. It’s also different for different people. Even the above image can be looked at a number of ways – for instance, what if “success” in this fictional economy is actually the quantity and quality of the carrot stem and greens?
Who’s the know?
One of the biggest changes in my life this past year has been my decision to coach soccer and I have had had a blast coaching 9 young and eager U-8 players to love the game more.
Our last game was this Saturday and it was amazing to see the improvement even in the last few months. It’s not that my coaching has been all that amazing and if anything all I did was consistently show up to practice and the games so that they could get a feel for the ball better than they did when they first started.