Why Remote Work Won't Last Post-Coronavirus

Let me start off by saying I’m a major advocate for remote work. I’ve been a remote worker for the last decade and it’s absolutely changed my life. I’m 100% for companies giving remote work a try, especially if they don’t usually allow it, during…

Things I've Observed on Six Weeks of Paternity Leave

My employer graciously offers three months of paternity leave for new dads, which I’ve been so very grateful for. My family expanded from two to three kids in November, and the transition, while easier in some ways than with previous kids, is more difficult in others. I wanted to…

On Distancing Myself from the Social Internet

Social media evokes a number of feelings for me. Yet lately, the biggest one has been anxiety. In this season, to me anyway, social media has become like a person who is always negative, has something degrading to say at every moment, and constantly demands my attention to hear it.…

Departures

I. Meeting new friends is always an experience, especially on a road trip. It’s funny how the Internet has enabled people who would otherwise be perfect strangers to have a level of connection enough to ride in a car for 24 hours together. You get to know people that…

A Free Agent

I’ve had a dream on my heart for a number of years, and it’s finally coming true. I’m becoming a free agent. Yes, indeed it’s true. August 3rd is my last day working for my current employer, and I’m off to make it being self-employed!…

Small Wins > Big Wins

How has your first month of 2018 been so far? Is it going the direction you hope 2018 will go? If not, don’t be discouraged. I set out this year to start waking up early. I’m talking 5:30-6:00am early. I’ve succeeded a few days so…

A Year in Review: 2017

If I could describe 2017 in one word, it would be “transition.” I changed jobs, moved churches, and found out my wife and I are having a second child. It’s interesting as my one word for the year was “surrender.” I’ve had to do a lot of surrendering…

Calendar as Servant, Not Master

Here is a tip to help this, which has helped me and lots of people I work with. It’s actually pretty simple: Create dedicated “Energy” times in every day of your work calendar. Energy times are those spaces in the day in which you need to have some wiggle…