I recently had a conversation with a client who is in the midst of a rebrand. She was reviewing her fourth round of logo ideas and wanted my advice. She felt like the logo didn’t communicate a particular aspect of the brand and wanted to work out how best to do that.
On a work trip to Australia earlier this year before the world shut down, I had a day to myself, one I’ll remember for a long time. I decided to rent a car and head to the Mornington Peninsula. I booked a hotel on the shore and pulled out my AllTrails app to find a great running trail to see kangaroos in the wild before leaving. Some of the reviews for the running route I selected in Greens Bush mentioned sightings, so I felt optimistic.
In her Essays of Undoing*, Terry Tempest Williams painted a picture of our national parks in 2055. The essay entitled The Park of the Future takes visitors to Canyonlands National Park.
I was talking to a friend the other day – his sister left her husband after decades of marriage. They had different political views and had lived together peacefully for years, but recently, he had become so angry over the state of the world, he had become unbearable to be with.
I recorded a video the other day to share a thought I had on listening for great stories. I watched it afterward and sat on it for days. Why can’t I be natural on video? IT drives me crazy.
Good storytelling starts with good storylistening. The better the material (the research, the interviews), the better your story will be.
Several years ago, I wrote a piece about the importance of breaking up with friends when that friendship has run its course, or has perhaps detracted from your happiness rather than contributed to it in some way. That article ended up being featured on the home page of Medium as one of the most popular articles on the site.
“Most of us have two lives. the life we live, and the unloved life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
It’s Time to Go On Vacation and owe George an essay so this is what you get, systems that set you up for success.
I’ve had so many conversations around this model lately. Asking people where they fall on it and what they need to do to get to the upper righthand quadrant.