Checking LinkedIn Monthly

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#sigh

My LinkedIn strategy is quite simple… it’s essentially just ignoring it almost entirely.

So what I do is I calendar in a monthly (yes, monthly) moment to login and review pending connections and any random spam messages that might creep into the system (and man, there are a ton of those).

As I’ve liberally shared over the years I’m simply not a fan of this social network for a variety of reasons but I understand how many people find value in it. The thing is that it’s just not for me.

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Good Doesn’t Happen on Accident

My father has run some large businesses in his lifetime and his wisdom is so invaluable to me as a much younger business owner.

I have often reached out to him for guidance on big decisions that I needed to make but I’ve realized that engaging him for medium (or even small) scale ones is just as beneficial.

I’ve never been good with creating a consistent communication channel with my parents (or anyone for that matter) but it’s worth another shot, right?

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Everywhere

It’s true: I want to be everywhere.

But wanting to be everywhere is different than wanting customers everywhere – instead, I’d rather have a much smaller group of high-impact staff and a kickass local presence that expresses itself in a global manner.

In essence, I want to stay as much of a boutique as I possibly can – I just want the world to know about it.

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Trough of Sorrow

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Above is what is considered the “Startup Curve” and the general pace of what a startup might look like in their path to (hopeful) glory.

I’ve experienced this personally with previous projects and startups and the curve is pretty darn accurate it’s scary.

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Radio Silence

There are a lot of things happening in the world of Apple right now with the exciting new OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 releases just around the corner.

In addition, Pressgram’s little desktop brother is getting closer and closer to launch and I need to allocate my time and attention there (although a small SSL issue that I just noticed will be fixed shortly for those who have had trouble with Facebook…).

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Dates with Daughters

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I took my oldest out for a daddy-daughter date yesterday to celebrate her new start as a second grader @ Mary Lin Elementary. I cannot believe that she’s gotten this old this fast. She is a small little woman and that scares the shit out of me (and she asks woman-sized questions now too).

I’ve been doing these dates with her ever since she could generally sit by herself and eat “nicely” without my spoon-feeding her the meal. Our very first date was at the prestigious House ‘o’ Waffles (i.e. Waffle House… classy, I know…) when she was about 2 and a half-years old and for the last 5+ years I’ve been doing this as best as I can as often as I can.

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