Archive | September 2006

Networking

I have a lot of meetings with a lot of different and interesting people, and I’m constantly asked by friends and family “Where did you meet this person?”  So I figured that I’d lay out some of my networking tactics, figuring you guys aren’t going to go out and contact the same kind of people that I’m trying to get a hold of.  One thing I will say is, that the type of people I am trying to reach out to are more likely to be involved in the web than others, but more than likely you can get a hold of someone you want using some of these methods.

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All is Well

I forgot I had this pic, but I absolutely love it. A day or two after my mom passed away, my sister found this poster hidden in her (my sister’s) room. We’re not really sure when my mom made it, but it was really an amazing and comforting thing to find. It was almost as if she had planted that ahead of time, to assure us that things were and are really OK. It’s really a powerful reminder that no matter how difficult, frustrating, annoying, and sad things seem, they will always work out. We will always be ok. All truly is and will be well.

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New York

Well I wrote a post last week along these lines, that for some reason never was posted and has since disappeared…somewhat annoyed, I’ll write again.

I made the big new york move last Sunday evening, and my head has been spinning ever since.  This place is truly amazing.  There are unlimited places to eat, activities to explore, people to meet, and opportunities to capitalize on.  I’m so happy to be here, and I’m incredibly excited to get things moving.

I’d be lying if I told you that leading up to last Sunday I wasn’t a little nervous, a little scared, and a little hesitant.  While I really had nothing going on in Columbus, it was certainly safe as I had a nice network of contacts, both professional and personal, it was cheap and very comfortable. It’s amazing how strong the pull for comfort is. I had settled in nicely, and was constantly fighting a voice in my head to stay just a little bit longer.  It’s sort of like trying to do a high dive, looking up at board it doesn’t seem so high, but once you get up and it’s time to jump, it seems way too high.  You begin to sell yourself on why you shouldn’t jump, and that once strong urge to jump has since faded. But sometimes, you just have to jump.   I jumped, and it’s not scary at all. It was definitely a time for a jolt…a big jolt.

New York may be the biggest jolt, I’ve experienced yet.  I’m so excited to be here…more to come.

Go Fearless

What are you so afraid of?  What is holding you back from having and doing exactly what you want?  Why are you so stuck on the idea that it HAS to be this way, or HAS to be that way?  These are questions that I ask myself a lot, and other people.  Why is it so easy for us to assume things are hard, when it’s all just relative.  I’ve learned a ton in my life over the last 2 years, but most importantly the lesson I’ve learned, and it’s just really starting to filter in to my everyday decisions, is that there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of in this lifetime.  Don’t get me wrong, there will be a lot things that come my way that may make me uncomfortable, may scare me, may slow me down, but why should I be afraid of them now?  Why should I be afraid of them then?  But again, more importantly, why be afraid of them now.  You can’t prevent something simply because you’re afraid of it, if anything I think you put yourself in a position to make it more likely.

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