Sunday Gratitude

I’m logging into our systems to review the work that our team has been doing, and … wow. Last year Allie and I went through a process of “re-founding” the company. The businesses turned 10 years old (and I turned 38). We threw no parties and had no celebrations. We went back and captured the…

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Chuck E. Cheese Didn’t Sponsor This

As a child, I enjoyed Chuck E. Cheese. Specifically, I liked playing in the tubes and the ball pit. Those two things captured my full imagination and stimulated my senses. As a pre-teen, I enjoyed Chuck E. Cheese. Specifically, I liked playing games, earning tickets, and turning them in for prizes. I didn’t care much…

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How Do You Prepare?

Giving a great speech relies on creating a great intersection: where preparation meets the right context for delivering your message. A successful photoshoot relies on creating a successful intersection: where preparation meets the right subject, lighting, and framing. An incredible athletic performance relies on creating an incredible intersection: where preparation meets execution meets competition. Preparation…

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A Good Day’s Work

Recently, I completed 8 hours of work in 2 hours. Recently, I completed 2 hours of work in 8 hours. The difference between these two workdays was dramatic. The 8-in-2 day was full of very deliberate work that was well-prepared for me. My team had given me all the tools I needed to do the…

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Finding My Spot

6 years ago, The Wonder Jam was birthed.  Allie and I were a natural team with complementary skill sets. But there was a problem.  Allie had been working on art, design, photography since she was 12. I’d been in marketing since I was 21.  She knew what she was doing. She had her role. But, I…

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