Month: December 2020

  • “Escapism”

    The concept of escapism—or the self-selected separation of oneself from one’s immediate reality through the consumption of media resources, such as television, music, games, and movies has long been an important subject of consumer culture studies. A most recent example of escapism in advertising is Fortnite and more specifically the Fortnite concert series. Or additionally,…

  • “Embracing the struggle”

    On any given day there are all sorts of potential twists and turns. Most days things that come up can be overcome with little mental or physical effort. Then there are other days when we are challenged and put out of our comfort zones. I’ve come to accept there will be a struggle in each…

  • “Protection and well-being”

    Different situations call for nuance- you wouldn’t want to be caught tone-deaf during a social and economic crisis. Multiple studies show that people place trust as the most important character trait in a person or brand. Here a couple of things I consider when creating content: Focus on community I know it’s hard with the…

  • Principles and Values

    Whether you realize it or not your values inform your thoughts, words, and actions. Do you know yours? Your values are important because they help you to grow and develop both personally and whatever you are trying to build like a brand, a kid, etc…super important stuff!… So, for example, the decisions you make are…

  • “Internet enabled”

    In a digital age, how to better communicate sincerity in authentic ways? We are enabled by technology that serves as a convenience for its users. Oftentimes the same tech serves as a disservice to its recipient. Over the years I slowly came to realize that Gmail was writing my emails for me. It’s crazy how…

  • “Where we land”

    “Let’s see where we land.” Intuition can guide where you want to be and there are many examples that can be analyzed. On one end disappointment is often rooted in a lack of preparation and a lack of practice. On the flipside positive outcomes share common qualities of vision and strategy that creates a roadmap…

  • “Dishonesty and deception”

    There’s nothing worse than realizing that you have been lied to and intentionally deceived privately or in the workplace. Perhaps you have even allowed yourself to carry out similar actions towards another for short-term gains. In the end, it’s not worth it- EVER. It is not worth getting upset about if you have been on…

  • “Workflow”

    Workflow is the process of something going from undone to done. Workflows create efficiencies in conquering tasks in everyday life. Mastery of workflows enables free time to become available. Here are a few ways I think about workflow: Think team A team can mean co-workers, it can even be your family. I like to Set…