Next time someone asks you to hang out, instead of giving them a coded answer like "Yeah, crazy week, let's get together soon!" just be clear and honest:
"You know what, making more social plans just isn't one of my top priorities right now, but thank you."
"We've hung out a number of times now, and honestly I just don't feel like . . .
I started this blog 1 year ago today.
What prompted it?
I was spending the day alone in Portland's St. John's neighborhoods doing one of my solo personal reviews where I consider my life and work and question whether the way that I am spending my time aligns with my bigger picture goals and values.
One of . . .
Do a quick mental exercise:
Imagine for a moment that you can hire a staff of 17 full-time people, control a multi-million dollar budget, and a have wide range of influence over a variety of valuable resources.
Your mission: Affect positive change in your city.
What would you do?
Who would you hire?
What would they do?
How would you and your . . .
My last post - Why You Should Shop at Walmart - garnered a bit of a reaction. (I even lost subscribers!)
One of my readers responded and said:
Provocative piece and lots to disagree about.
Two things that jump out:
1. Walmart's reprehensible labor practices and pay scales 2. One reason their prices are so low is because they beat up . . .
Working in grocery - one of the most competitive, low-margin industries on earth - we are always trying to understand our competition.
Green Zebra is a small format healthy and convenient neighborhood store.
The original Green Zebra Grocery.
At first glance, we are the opposite of Walmart. The easy way of thinking would be to say . . .