Save the Locals

Save the Locals

There’s surely plenty to be anxious about right now, but one that keeps bubbling up for me is a deep concern that the C19 pandemic will be the bottleneck that far too many incredible local gems won’t survive. I’m not the only one marinating on this,...
Can’t and Won’t

Can’t and Won’t

I finished Lydia Davis’ celebrated collection of short stories recently, titled Can’t and Won’t. I’ve always loved short stories, and it finally occurred to me why. She juxtaposes sections from Flaubert, with dreams, with entertaining little...
Take Your Time

Take Your Time

In school, I remember the professors reminding us before we started a big test or paper to “take your time”. I often wonder if they still use this phrase, since it seems so out of alignment with the pace of the world we live in today. I find the modern...
Understanding Limiting Beliefs

Understanding Limiting Beliefs

I had the most rewarding chat with some of my Akimbo alumni colleagues today. We were talking about limiting beliefs, and the things we believe to be true that are holding us back. What a roller coaster. Beliefs can hold you back. We often forget that these deeply...
Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

I’m stuck. I’ve hit a wall as a marketer and often feel like I’m tangoing with dread over the craft I have been developing over the last 5+ years of my career. This is embarrassing to admit but…I feel bad about marketing. I feel guilty for...