I’m always collecting typography and quotes on Pinterest. There’s something lovely about the simplicity of prose and type on the page. Last weekend I picked one of my favorite dharma quotes, a simple sans-serif font and made this piece.
I love this quote because it applies to any change we create in our life. Starting is often the hardest part. All it takes is one step at a time and before we know it, we’ve made strides in the other direction.
Every couple of months, Google updates it’s search algorithm: Penguin 2.0 launched in May and Hummingbird was announced just this afternoon. I don’t know about you, but when I read words like “advertorials” and “graph search” my eyes glaze over, and I wonder what I could be pinning on my Pinterest boards. Fortunately for me, Google updates and Pinterest (aka content curation) are linked. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about my twitter bio recently, primarily because I’m in the rewriting it. I’m getting this here marketing blog up and running and really focusing on building my personal brand. Thinking about my bio spawned much bigger existential questions like, “Who am I?” “What do I really want to write about?” And “How do I distill myself down to 140 characters?”
I spend a lot of my days with self-imposed (and just plain imposed) deadlines, waking up early to run errands, rushing from one task to the next, without a moment to stop and enjoy my coffee. My life and work are wonderful, but sometimes I forget it because I’m busy trying to get to the next appointment, the next achievement. Striving for the next thing always brings an invisible yet very noticeable cloud of anxiety over my entire day, over my entire life. I’m so busy focused on what’s next that I forget to appreciate what is. I always think: “In the future at some vague date when I’ve achieved all my desires and everything is perfect, I’ll stop and enjoy it.”