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The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show
How to Say No to Protect Your Time with Jason Fried

The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 113:13


With so much information, and gadgets and access and hustle and email and …and.. aren't you overloaded at work!? It's understandable and it's a real problem. If this describes you or someone you love…you'll LOVE this episode of the show. Enter: Jason Fried.  He's the brilliant NYT best-selling author and co-founder of the software firm, Basecamp.  Since long before meeting Jason in person he's always caught my eye as perhaps THE outspoken thinker / critic of the current status of work, our unhealthy habits around our jobs, and our addictions to busy-making. Whether it's the toxic hustle, the grow-at-all-cost mentality, or the idea of working your fingers to the bone…Jason helps us all see why 99% of this approach is rubbish. And within 3 minutes of meeting him / listening to this episode, I'm banking you'll be in agreement with him. The one refreshing difference with Jason?  He also gives us a roadmap to fix what we've broken. In this episode we talk about his latest book (co-authored with previous CJLIVE podcast guest David Heinemeier Hansson) called It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work, which lays out a play-by-play on how to avoid all exhaustion, stress, and burnout and how to find tools for reshaping success, habits, trust, self care, and gaining that much-needed fresh perspective. In this episode, we cover How hard work and hours are not the same thing. In fact, long hours leads to burn out. Why instant communication (slack, messenger, text etc) is making us slaves to our devices, less effective, and spending more time on the conveyor belt of information consumption than doing any real work. Some insights and strategies for regaining control over our screen time, our sleep patterns, and where we put our our attention. A re-framing of our always-busy culture around the JOYS of missing out. Not FOMO…we're talking JOMO. Why regaining control of our time starts with learning how to say no. …and that's all in the first 10 minutes. Just kidding but you get the point. This episode of the podcast is chock full of inspired virtues for reclaiming our spirit, doing GREAT work and loving life in the process. Enjoy! Have a question? Text me 1-206-309-5177
 Tweet me @chasejarvis --- Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world's top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E122: Archetypes for Men

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 55:42


E122 Archetypes for Men with Special Guest James Rapson   E122 Introduction Throughout my journey as a man and leader in the field of men's personal development, one particular approach has stayed with me over...

ShopNotes Podcast
ShopNotes Podcast E099: Introducing CNC Basecamp

ShopNotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 40:37


Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E121: Leaning Into 2022

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 40:26


E121: Leaning Into 2022 with Special Guest Claire Morency   Hello listeners, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season and are off to a good start to the new year. I got a...

Convo By Design
Classical Architecture Presented with A Sensible Modernity, It’s About Balance | 359 | Peter Pennoyer

Convo By Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 69:11


I'm Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design. This episode features writer, speaker and architect, Peter Pennoyer. We are talking about classic architecture from a French Modern Townhouse to a rural Farm House, a log cabin in the Adirondacks. That is a broad stretch, so much to talk about. We are two weeks into 2022 and dealing with Omicron,  the next variant of this seemingly endless pandemic. I bring it up not to tell you what you already know, but because architecture and design are just as important to getting through this as vaccines and protective procedures. This is not a political statement, but one of empirical data. Interior designers are making our homes more functional and architects are crafting new concepts into homes of today to address these issues when something like this happens again. Peter Pennoyer is the founder of his namesake firm, Peter Pennoyer Architects. Peter is president of the Whiting Foundation, a nonprofit that supports scholars and writers. He has served on the board ion the Institute of Classical Architecture and his formal training in past architecture has influenced how he crafts for the future. Peter has been recognized and awarded far too often to mention them here. Awards follow the work, as form follows function. We discuss more about that and review some projects over the next hour. Enjoy this conversation with architect, Peter Pennoyer. But first, if you listened to last weeks episode you know, I made a very special announcement…Convo By Design presents the 2022 Remote Design House | Tulsa. A unique idea around an equally unique show house. I have been wanting to do another design house project for many years now, but the right opportunity had not presented itself. Sure, there were projects, but none were right for me. Then, the pandemic hit. Here I was, producing a podcast for 8 years and all of a sudden, the entire industry stops working in an office and trying to figure out what the future of design is even going to look like. I am going to go a bit further down that rabbit hole in future episodes. Right now, I want to tell you where this is all going. In the first 200 days of the pandemic, I recorded over 100 interviews, conversations and panels. Like you probably did, I dived into the work, for two reasons. The first was to keep myself from going crazy with a family of four in a small house, trying to keep everyone calm and not lose my cool in the face of something scary and unknown. The second part was a strong belief at the time that our industry was on the precipice of something amazing. I had no idea that the product would be in short supply until the summer of 2020. I was on a run in Manhattan Beach, California on day, unable to run along the Strand, I was forced into a neighboring alley and noticed all of the boxes awaiting trash pickup. I started counting and identifying the boxes which became a hobby and way on passing the miles while running through mostly empty streets and alleys. The boxes were TV's, appliances, office furniture and equipment. There were fitness equipment boxes and all kinds of design materials and product. I remember the “a-ha” moment for me was later in the Fall. I had completed recording and airing a series called, “Designing for Disaster.” You can still find these episodes in the CXD stream. Designers architects were telling me that, of their clients, the ones that could were escaping to mountain, beach and more remote locations to live this out and using the opportunity to remodel both homes. Designers and architects, you know this… You have been busy ever since. Part of this new professional reality meant that embracing the new technology like Zoom, Slack, Base Camp, Microsoft Office and Google Drive was now a mandatory part of their jobs. This also meant that they would be required to design from a distance. That is something that represents the most revolutionary element for the design trade.

Convo By Design
Multi-Generational Design and A Focus on Aging in Place – Wellness & Design Thought Leadership Series | 358 | Andrea Hysmith

Convo By Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 44:17


I'm Josh Cooperman, this is Convo By Design and just like that it's 2022. Where did 2021 go? Same place 2020 went, in the annals of history as a year the design industry (or any industry for that matter) will soon forget. We made it through and as this tight knit group of creatives and seekers of creativity did at the end of 2020, we lean into 2022 with high hopes. I wanted to start off the year with a new installment of the Wellness and Design Thought Leadership Series presented by ThermaSol. that deals with, among other things, the idea of aging in place and designing with that in mind. Andrea Hysmith is the founder and principal designer behind ASH Interiors and Design. Her Ellicott City, Maryland firm specialize in crafting design that evolves in tandem with stage of life. Hysmith is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. We are going to get into that in just a moment. An announcement. A big one and this is something I am so excited about that it really has been a challenge not to talk about it already…  Convo By Design presents the 2022 Remote Design House | Tulsa. A unique idea around an equally unique show house. I have been wanting to do another design house project for many years now, but the right opportunity had not presented itself. Sure, there were projects, but none were right for me. Then, the pandemic hit. Here I was, producing a podcast for 8 years and all of a sudden, the entire industry stops working in an office and trying to figure out what the future of design is even going to look like. I am going to go a bit further down that rabbit hole in future episodes. Right now, I want to tell you where this is all going. In the first 200 days of the pandemic, I recorded over 100 interviews, conversations and panels. Like you probably did, I dived into the work, for two reasons. The first was to keep myself from going crazy with a family of four in a small house, trying to keep everyone calm and not lose my cool in the face of something scary and unknown. The second part was a strong belief at the time that our industry was on the precipice of something amazing. I had no idea that the product would be in short supply until the summer of 2020. I was on a run in Manhattan Beach, California on day, unable to run along the Strand, I was forced into a neighboring alley and noticed all of the boxes awaiting trash pickup. I started counting and identifying the boxes which became a hobby and way on passing the miles while running through mostly empty streets and alleys. The boxes were TV's, appliances, office furniture and equipment. There were fitness equipment boxes and all kinds of design materials and product. I remember the “a-ha” moment for me was later in the Fall. I had completed recording and airing a series called, “Designing for Disaster.” You can still find these episodes in the CXD stream. Designers architects were telling me that, of their clients, the ones that could were escaping to mountain, beach and more remote locations to live this out and using the opportunity to remodel both homes. Designers and architects, you know this… You have been busy ever since. Part of this new professional reality meant that embracing the new technology like Zoom, Slack, Base Camp, Microsoft Office and Google Drive was now a mandatory part of their jobs. This also meant that they would be required to design from a distance. That is something that represents the most revolutionary element for the design trade. How can you continue to work with your clients, now on the move and do what you do which traditionally was almost all in person and face to face. I wanted to find out and so here we are in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a really special project house that is going to be reimagined by some of the world's most talented creatives, none of whom are from Tulsa, this house is real and and the design is completely remote, the meets are all virtual and the work is being completed locally by local craftsmen,

Tech Minimalism
Show, don't tell

Tech Minimalism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 1:59


Sharing what we plan to do can be more detrimental to our plan than we realise. We often don't get to do everything we plan out, especially in a new year, so showing and doing what we want, and failing, is better than dreaming of what we wish to do.Video: https://www.kiakamgar.com/post/show-dont-tellPodcast: https://www.kiakamgar.com/podcast?e=bd5f75d3Twitter: https://kia.pm/twitterLinkedIn: https://kia.pm/linkedinNewsletter: https://kia.pm/newsletter★ Support this podcast ★

Tech Minimalism
Friday Fury with Adrian Oprea

Tech Minimalism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 61:47


Fake gurus. Snake oil salesmen. And even non-expert financial advice. No, that's now what we're doing. That's what we're calling out. And in this Friday Fury, my last film of the year, I wanted it to be unique. So I enlisted a good friend, who I met on LinkedIn, Adrian Oprea, to join me to wave farewell to the charlatans of 2021.Video: https://www.kiakamgar.com/post/friday-fury-with-adrian-opreaPodcast: https://www.kiakamgar.com/podcast?e=9294b41bTwitter: https://kia.pm/twitterLinkedIn: https://kia.pm/linkedinNewsletter: https://kia.pm/newsletter★ Support this podcast ★

Remote Ruby
David Heinemeier Hansson on Rails 7.0, Hotwire, and the future of Rails

Remote Ruby

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 86:53


[00:01:13] DHH tells us what Hotwire is and what's new in Rails.[00:16:38] Jason brings up Hey being able to go full import map, and wonders if DHH sees being able to move to import maps only for Basecamp 4 eventually or will there be esbuild involved.[00:25:51] Hotwire Strada comes into the conversation and DHH fills us in on this. Chris talks about how the CSS and JS bundling turned out so clean and simple. [00:30:11] DHH shares his thoughts on building something in a simple, clear way versus taking the complex path. He also shares some info about Tailwind in Rails 7.[00:36:20] Another question that comes up is DHH's thoughts on ViewComponents, and we find out what he means by, “I love a large tent at Basecamp.”[00:45:35] DHH gives his views on authentication being built into Rails.[00:51:00] Andrew asks DHH if there are any plans of restarting On Writing Software Well series on YouTube.[00:57:08] We found out some things that have been added to Rails 7 that DHH is excited about that aren't front-end. [01:03:31] Chris brings up how he feels Rails has always been an entrepreneurial framework and DHH shares what he hopes they will eventually end up with devise.  [01:05:33] DHH talks about the no code days, why he's so keen about how Rails works today, and why he's so spirited about learning being a key value.[01:13:11] Jason asks DHH what's been the most favorite decisions he's made in Rails that he's most proud of. [01:17:46] With Hotwire being shipped in Rails 7, find out what's next for DHH.[01:21:51] Andrew asks DHH how to choose between “action and active” when you're naming these resources.[01:23:34] DHH shares some incredible numbers on how code contributors and others in the community helped with Rails 7 and tracking.Panelists:Jason CharnesChris OliverAndrew MasonGuest:David Heinemeier HanssonSponsor:HoneybadgerLinks:Ruby Radar NewsletterRuby Radar TwitterDHH WebsiteDHH TwitterDHH HEY World Rails 7 with DHH- Livestream with Remote Ruby (YouTube)Rails 7: The Demo with DHH (YouTube)Hotwire Discussion: Strada Release DateOn Writing Software Well (YouTube)

Crazy Cool Family
What Your Kids Need MOST for Christmas

Crazy Cool Family

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 25:03


Do You Remember Your Christmas Joys Growing Up? Christmas is miraculous and magical for kids. As parents, we get to replicate these joys for our kids and take them to the next level by sharing the miracles of Christmas. We get to bring life, love, joy, and fun into the Christmas season.  This week, we talk about how Christmas is a great time to bring the hope of Jesus back into your home. In the midst of the Christmas crazy, how are you going to focus your family on Jesus? There's no better time than when He was born; when the story began.  Need to CCF Resources? CCF Website Follow Us On Social Media What's Free? Basecamp is! Join Now! Listen to more podcasts! 

For A Green Future
Episode 151: For A Green Future "Wood County Base Camp" 121921 Episode 153

For A Green Future

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 55:03


Joe DeMare interviews Jim Witer with the Wood County Park District about an interesting series of lectures the Park District is presenting including the story of four people who kayaked the length of the Maumee River. Rebecca Wood tells us the story of the Deer Mother, the pagan goddess who wore a red and white suit and flew through the air on a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer. Ecological news includes the proposal by some in the European Union to magically use taxonomy to turn fracked gas and nuclear power into "clean" energy sources, updates from Fairy Creek and the Wet'suwet'en tribe and more!

The Business Accelerator: Accountability | Productivity
Frank Buck Interview - Time Management Expert

The Business Accelerator: Accountability | Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 21:59


Dr. Frank Buck is currently ranked #1 in the world by Global Gurus Top 30 in the "time management category." His book Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders has shown countless people an easier way to navigate life. Dr. Buck's mission is to help busy professionals achieve total control over their time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks. I know you will get value from what Frank shares today because we call can be even more productive and accelerate the achievement of our goals, if we choose to. Here are some questions I asked Frank that you will benefit from when you listen to his interview: 1. For the person who uses a paper planner and is thinking about going digitally, where would you have them start? 2. We know how important it is to take notes during meetings (both group and 1-on-1) and phone calls, as well as virtually. How can I use digital organization to make those notes more valuable? Frank uses Evernote. You can also consider LiveScribe (https://us.livescribe.com/) and Onenote as good options for note taking tools and use as a resource source. 3. You talk about digital organization allowing tools to work together. Can you give us some examples? What about Slack, Basecamp, Wrike, Asana, Calendar appointment programs like Calendly? 4. You say your day involves doing only two things. That sounds hard to believe. What are those two things? 5. What do you think is the purpose of having an organized life, from your perspective? To learn more, visit Frank's website at FrankBuck.org. When you join his email list, you will receive two free gifts. One of those is an ebook showing you how to use the Ticker System and also how to set up and use Remember The Milk. Frank Buck's new book is Get Organized Digitally! and releases December 28, 2021. This book is your go-to source, presenting the "nuts and bolts" of exactly how to make technology work for you in both your personal and professional life. Check it out by going to https://amzn.to/39Usndd. Check out my interview with Frank Buck by looking for the Accountability Coach Podcast, which can be found on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries, as well as at https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/. If you want a short daily fix from me, check out The Accountability Minute which can be found on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. To find me on Amazon's Alexa in the USA: https://www.amazon.com/Accountability-Minute-Anne-Bachrach/dp/B07F5H2KGB The Accountability Minute on Alexa in UK: https://amzn.to/2MayU9v The Accountability Minute on Alexa in Canada: https://amzn.to/2MpvUmx The Accountability Minute on Alexa in Australia: https://amzn.to/2vQqI4i Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. For more help with growing your business and accelerating your results, reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value complimentary resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity
Frank Buck Interview - Time Management Expert

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 21:59


Dr. Frank Buck is currently ranked #1 in the world by Global Gurus Top 30 in the "time management category." His book Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders has shown countless people an easier way to navigate life. Dr. Buck's mission is to help busy professionals achieve total control over their time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks. I know you will get value from what Frank shares today because we call can be even more productive and accelerate the achievement of our goals, if we choose to. Here are some questions I asked Frank that you will benefit from when you listen to his interview: 1. For the person who uses a paper planner and is thinking about going digitally, where would you have them start? 2. We know how important it is to take notes during meetings (both group and 1-on-1) and phone calls, as well as virtually. How can I use digital organization to make those notes more valuable? Frank uses Evernote. You can also consider LiveScribe (https://us.livescribe.com/) and Onenote as good options for note taking tools and use as a resource source. 3. You talk about digital organization allowing tools to work together. Can you give us some examples? What about Slack, Basecamp, Wrike, Asana, Calendar appointment programs like Calendly? 4. You say your day involves doing only two things. That sounds hard to believe. What are those two things? 5. What do you think is the purpose of having an organized life, from your perspective? To learn more, visit Frank's website at FrankBuck.org. When you join his email list, you will receive two free gifts. One of those is an ebook showing you how to use the Ticker System and also how to set up and use Remember The Milk. Frank Buck's new book is Get Organized Digitally! and releases December 28, 2021. This book is your go-to source, presenting the "nuts and bolts" of exactly how to make technology work for you in both your personal and professional life. Check it out by going to https://amzn.to/39Usndd. Check out my interview with Frank Buck by looking for the Accountability Coach Podcast, which can be found on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries, as well as at https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/. If you want a short daily fix from me, check out The Accountability Minute which can be found on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. To find me on Amazon's Alexa in the USA: https://www.amazon.com/Accountability-Minute-Anne-Bachrach/dp/B07F5H2KGB The Accountability Minute on Alexa in UK: https://amzn.to/2MayU9v The Accountability Minute on Alexa in Canada: https://amzn.to/2MpvUmx The Accountability Minute on Alexa in Australia: https://amzn.to/2vQqI4i Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. For more help with growing your business and accelerating your results, reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value complimentary resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
Frank Buck Interview - Time Management Expert

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 21:59


Dr. Frank Buck is currently ranked #1 in the world by Global Gurus Top 30 in the "time management category." His book Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders has shown countless people an easier way to navigate life. Dr. Buck's mission is to help busy professionals achieve total control over their time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks. I know you will get value from what Frank shares today because we call can be even more productive and accelerate the achievement of our goals, if we choose to. Here are some questions I asked Frank that you will benefit from when you listen to his interview: 1. For the person who uses a paper planner and is thinking about going digitally, where would you have them start? 2. We know how important it is to take notes during meetings (both group and 1-on-1) and phone calls, as well as virtually. How can I use digital organization to make those notes more valuable? Frank uses Evernote. You can also consider LiveScribe (https://us.livescribe.com/) and Onenote as good options for note taking tools and use as a resource source. 3. You talk about digital organization allowing tools to work together. Can you give us some examples? What about Slack, Basecamp, Wrike, Asana, Calendar appointment programs like Calendly? 4. You say your day involves doing only two things. That sounds hard to believe. What are those two things? 5. What do you think is the purpose of having an organized life, from your perspective? To learn more, visit Frank's website at FrankBuck.org. When you join his email list, you will receive two free gifts. One of those is an ebook showing you how to use the Ticker System and also how to set up and use Remember The Milk. Frank Buck's new book is Get Organized Digitally! and releases December 28, 2021. This book is your go-to source, presenting the "nuts and bolts" of exactly how to make technology work for you in both your personal and professional life. Check it out by going to https://amzn.to/39Usndd. Check out my interview with Frank Buck by looking for the Accountability Coach Podcast, which can be found on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries, as well as at https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/. If you want a short daily fix from me, check out The Accountability Minute which can be found on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. To find me on Amazon's Alexa in the USA: https://www.amazon.com/Accountability-Minute-Anne-Bachrach/dp/B07F5H2KGB The Accountability Minute on Alexa in UK: https://amzn.to/2MayU9v The Accountability Minute on Alexa in Canada: https://amzn.to/2MpvUmx The Accountability Minute on Alexa in Australia: https://amzn.to/2vQqI4i Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. For more help with growing your business and accelerating your results, reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value complimentary resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Off Script
Episode 13: 2021 Developer Round-up with James Hall and Josh Nesbitt

Off Script

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 76:28


2021 has been an eventful year! From January's launch of the AVIF format, April's Basecamp employee speech controversy and the web hitting 30 years old plus much more. Hosts James Hall (Parallax) & Josh Nesbitt (Stac) take us on a journey through the highs and lows of the year. Thanks to Cooper Press' Frontend Focus and Ruby Weekly, invaluable resources that helped us go back in time to compile the monthly breakdown. Topics covered from 2021: Google Cloud Functions adds Ruby support GitHub makes it easier to rename branches Google migrating Puppeteer to TypeScript AVIF The Web didn't change, you did Edge Kids Mode Sonic Pie 3.3 Homebrew 3.0 10 Years of Open Source D3.js Basecamp's Employee speech controversy All Day Hey! Live 25 Years of CSS Sublime Text 4 Prawn library update Tim Berners-Lee NFT Github Codespaces Chrome Removing IFRAME support 30 Years of the web Decline of Firefox users Cloudflare outages Netlify Dev tooling LOG4J Find our more about Stac and Parallax: Stac: https://stac.works Parallax: https://parall.ax

West Michigan Live with Justin Barclay
Winter of Death in Biden's Forecast - FULL SHOW 12-17-21

West Michigan Live with Justin Barclay

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 38:03


Kevin DeVries and Chuck Koll join in to preview this weekend's Basecamp.Plus, Free For All Friday.Get the links to each day's show here:http://JustinBarclay.comGrab gifts and gear in my store and help support the cause as I bring you the stories you won't hear anywhere else!http://JustinBarclay.com/storeNo matter what's coming, you can be ready for your family and others.http://PrepareWithJustin.com My new book, "Good News: Hope and Encouragement for Trying Times" is out now!Grab your signed copy today.http://JustinBarclay.com/store Down 96 pounds!What's my secret?http://JustinBarclay.com/mysecret Get the Good News Letter:http://JustinBarclay.com/Good

Ain't It Scary? with Sean & Carrie
Ep. 64: Deaths on Everest

Ain't It Scary? with Sean & Carrie

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 86:50


The weather outside is frightful...but not as frightful as the weather on Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world and highest point on Earth! In honor of the chilly season we're taking a dangerous journey to explore the most horrific tragedies and creepiest facts about the world's tallest peak...including the fact that the mountain is literally littered with corpses. Yes, the culmination of mountaineering achievement - summiting Mt. Everest - isn't possible without basically climbing over the dead, semi-mummified bodies of unsuccessful climbers past. These include George Mallory, who may have been the first person to summit Everest (but didn't make it down alive); "Green Boots", the horrific so-called mile marker made by the body of a deceased climber; and the victims of the 1996 Everest disaster and 2014/2015 Everest avalanches. Who knew the pinnacle of, well, pinnacles was so freaky and deadly? Join us on an expedition through Everest mountaineering history, the tragedies along the way...and the remains of those who never made it back to Base Camp alive. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain't it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aintitscary/support

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E120: Season Three Wrap-Up

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 8:59


E120: Season Three Wrap-Up   E120 Introduction Well Basecampers, we have come to the end of season three. I hope you have been finding value in the episodes. Today we have a Firestarter short format...

Rework
Outside Money is Plan Z

Rework

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 28:27


Taking outside money to start your business may seem like a good idea, but there are a ton of strings attached... You give up control. Cashing out becomes the #1 priority. It's addictive. It's usually a bad deal. Customers become less important than investors... You get the idea. Outside money should never be plan A.Show Notes 03:15 - How WhatsApp Makes Money (Investopedia) 13:28 - 37signals changing name to Basecamp, shedding products (Chicago Tribune) 22:40 - The deal Jeff Bezos got on Basecamp (Signal v. Noise)

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E119: The Road Forward

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 55:11


E119: The Road Forward with Special Guest Christian Elliot   E119 Introduction Hello listeners. We are finishing up season three and my sound editor Chris and I will be taking a short holiday break. We...

Work. Shouldnt. Suck.
Liberating Workplaces (EP.50)

Work. Shouldnt. Suck.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 39:24


This conversation was recorded as part of Work Shouldn't Suck's https://www.workshouldntsuck.co/ethical-reopening-summit-2021 (Ethical Re-Opening Summit) that took place on April 27, 2021. Co-host Lauren Ruffin facilitates a discussion with Vanessa Roanhorse and Syrus Marcus Ware on how organizations can center those most vulnerable to craft workplaces where everyone can thrive. Their discussion explores recently announced changes at Basecamp, and also the workplace re-opening survey conducted by Work Shouldn't Suck in Spring 2021. Resources mentioned during this episode:https://www.akpress.org/beyond-survival.html (Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement), Ejeris Dixon (Editor); Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Editor) “https://world.hey.com/jason/changes-at-basecamp-7f32afc5 (Changes at Basecamp)” by Jason Fried “https://world.hey.com/dhh/basecamp-s-new-etiquette-regarding-societal-politics-at-work-b44bef69 (Basecamp's new etiquette regarding societal politics at work)” by David Heinemeier Hansson VANESSA ROANHORSE got her management chops working for 7 years at a Chicago-based nonprofit, the Delta Institute, focused throughout the Great Lakes region to build a resilient environment and economy through creative, sustainable, market-driven solutions. Vanessa oversaw many of Delta's on-the-ground energy efficiency, green infrastructure, community engagement programs, and workforce development training. Vanessa is a 2019 Village Capital Money Matters Advisory Board Member, 2019 SXSW Pitch Advisor, sits on the local Living Cities leadership table, is a Startup Champions Network member, is an Advisor for emerging Navajo incubator, Change Labs, Advisor for Native Entrepreneurship in Residence Program, and is a board member for Native Community Capital, a native-led CDFI. She is a co-founder of Native Women Lead, an organization dedicated to growing native women into positions of leadership and business. Her academic education is in film from the University of Arizona but her professional education is from hands-on experience leading local, regional and national initiatives. Vanessa is Navajo living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SYRUS MARCUS WARE uses painting, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and black activist culture. His work has been shown widely, including in a solo show at Grunt Gallery, Vancouver (2068:Touch Change) and new work commissioned for the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art and the Ryerson Image Centre (Antarctica and Ancestors, Do You Read Us? (Dispatches from the Future)) and in group shows at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Art Gallery of York University, the Art Gallery of Windsor and as part of the curated content at Nuit Blanche 2017 (The Stolen People; Wont Back Down). His performance works have been part of festivals across Canada, including at Cripping The Stage (Harbourfront Centre, 2016, 2019), Complex Social Change (University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, 2015) and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres (University of Winnipeg, 2015). // He is part of the PDA (Performance Disability Art) Collective and co-programmed Crip Your World: An Intergalactic Queer/POC Sick and Disabled Extravaganza as part of Mayworks 2014. Syrus' recent curatorial projects include That's So Gay (Gladstone Hotel, 2016-2019), Re:Purpose (Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2014) and The Church Street Mural Project (Church-Wellesley Village, 2013). Syrus is also co-curator of The Cycle, a two-year disability arts performance initiative of the National Arts Centre. // Syrus is a core-team member of Black Lives Matter-Toronto. Syrus is a co-curator of Blackness Yes!/Blockorama. Syrus has won several awards, including the TD Diversity Award in 2017. Syrus was voted “Best Queer Activist” by NOW Magazine (2005) and was awarded the Steinert and Ferreiro Award (2012). Syrus is a facilitator/designer at the Banff Centre. Syrus is

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E118: Entangled in Myth

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 50:57


E118: Entangled in Myth with Special Guest Dr. Anne Baring   E118 Introduction One of the things I see that can really assist us on this Great Awakening is to keep having conversations with the...

Relay Chain
Accelerating the Web3 Metaverse with Outlier Ventures

Relay Chain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 79:01


This week, Joe Petrowski (Technical Integrations Lead, Web3 Foundation) is joined by Jamie Burke, CEO, and founder of Outlier Ventures, an accelerator that supports the development and growth of emerging technologies, including Polkadot. They are currently running a Polkadot accelerator through their Base Camp program. Burke describes what he set out to achieve by founding Outlier Ventures in the context of the current internet where platforms are vulnerable to state capture and coercion and are biased against users. With these flaws in mind, the pair discuss the optimal Web3 tech stack with ‘sovereignty first' as a core design principle and building a permissionless financial system in the context of the Metaverse. The conversation moves on to the Metaverse as a framework for the direction of Web3 where value and identity are transferred and owned by the user. They discuss how to navigate this realm in terms of technology, finance, and culture, and how this aggregate economy would enable a more open metaverse across lots of different use cases, from music to gaming, the creator economy, and more. Links Outlier Ventures' website (https://outlierventures.io/) Outlier Ventures Polkadot Base Camp (https://outlierventures.io/base-camp/polkadot-base-camp/) The Open Metaverse OS (https://outlierventures.io/research/the-open-metaverse-os/) Age of Surveillance Capitalism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Surveillance_Capitalism), Shoshana Zuboff The Master Switch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Wu#The_Master_Switch), Tim Wuh The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age (1997, with James Dale Davidson) Highlights 00:57 Introduction to Outlier Ventures 07:00 User-centricity in Web3 and the Metaverse 11:55 Use cases of NFTs encourage blockchain adoption 18:00 Creating a Web3 Stack to enable a more open Metaverse 21:05 The success of NFTs in the gaming industry (quantifying forms of digital value) 28:40 Integrating into a digital economy to be part of the Metaverse 33:50 Introducing digital scarcity to digital assets = enabling property rights 38:10 Reworking economics primitives: Infinite scarcity through infinite worlds 41:25 Web3 as a mix of free markets, the sovereign individual and fluidity collectors 51:40 Commodification and financialization of data with blockchain technology 54:30 Data unions to empower individuals on Polkadot and Kusama 56:28 How can the Metaverse compete with physical nation-states? 1:05:00 Web3 stack for a better Metaverse user experience 1:10:00 Outlier Ventures support for the Polkadot ecosystem Special Guest: Jamie Burke.

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth
1692: Rethinking Entrepreneurship With Basecamp Founder David Hansson

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 87:39


In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Basecamp Co-Founder David Heinemeier Hansson about what's wrong with the popular model of entrepreneurship. The terrible myths surrounding entrepreneurship. (1:50) The differences between Danish and American cultures. (5:41) How there are people who are more efficient with their time. (9:16) How he got started and the inception of Basecamp. (13:32) The value of efficiency. (20:25) You have to learn how to build it yourself. (24:04) The misleading concept of ‘running lean'. (28:24) The false dichotomy entrepreneurs fall prey to. (34:49) Was there a pivotal moment with his relationship with money? (42:44) Why are people paying for something they can get for free? (48:09) Why do so many entrepreneurs miss the obvious? (59:10) Hacks to improve your personal efficiency. (1:04:06) Do what makes you happy. (1:06:58) Why he is skeptical about the Metaverse. (1:11:20) His philosophy on screen time with his kids. (1:15:33) Related Links/Products Mentioned November Promotion: MAPS Anywhere and the Fit Mom Bundle – Both 50% off! **Promo code “NOVEMBER50” at checkout** Visit Vuori Clothing for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Ruby on Rails Rework – Book by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried Marissa Mayer says the secret of success is working 130 hours a week Basecamp: Project Management & Team Communication Software Remote: Office Not Required – Book by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried HEY - Email at its best, new from Basecamp Free-Range Kids Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources Featured Guest/People Mentioned David Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh)  Twitter Elon Musk (@elonmusk)  Twitter Jeff Bezos (@jeffbezos)  Twitter

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E117: Cryptocurrency

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 56:28


E117: Cryptocurrency with Special Guest Erin Cobb   E117 Introduction   Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. This is THE watercooler talk all over the world right now. Can you sense that? Why has this topic become...

Abstract Development
#34 - I was in a weird place

Abstract Development

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 9:35


Yes, here I am again after some months of downtime. And yes, I probably get all the months wrong in the episode. A quick update on my relationship with Micro.blog, what I'm working on... and the lack of updates - thank you screenshot crash on Android. Diving into hybrid app development... liking it. I realised that recording at home is somewhat difficult. So I'm back in the car with my trusty phone and terrible acoustics. Our daughter started school, so it's all new to us. Spending loads of money. My reasoning for not recording, getting into a weird spot. Embracing the colder climate and days. I tease my winter plan for Sublime Ads and all the things I am working on. Recorded November, 16th 2021. Links Micro.blog Dev DairyMicro.blogGluonBasecampHEYSublime AdsCloudflare WorkersCloudflare for SaaS

Lead Your Day with Merilyn
245. From Welfare to Millionaire - with Sandy Forster

Lead Your Day with Merilyn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 62:01


When I knew today's guest was coming on the show, I quickly downloaded the preview version of her Kindle book, "How to Be Wildly Wealthy Fast". I thought, 'another book on money mindset, how different could this be?'. How wrong I was. Within a few pages I ran back to Kindle and purchased the whole thing.And devoured it in a few hours. I discovered she was the coach of many of the coaches I followed (like the gorgeous Denise Duffield Thomas). I was getting really excited to talk to Sandy. I had lists of questions. And then I met her.She's the most down to earth, spiritual 'guru' I've encountered (she'll not want to be called a guru, and I hate using that word, but if there was anyone deserving the term in a true sense, it would be her). I never got around to most of my questions as we just chatted in a natural flow. We discovered we both grew up with similar backgrounds during the same decades in suburban Australia, and a new friend was found. So without further ado, I invite you to listen right through (it's a long one, but  goodie) to this fun and inspiring podcast episode.Here's the official bit:Sandy Forster, is the money mindset mentor for women who are ready to experience more abundance and freedom in their life.Her story is incredible. Sandy Forster went from welfare to millionaire, has been featured in Oprah's Aussie Secret and loves inspiring and empowering women to break through their blocks, manifest more money and create a life they're truly passionate about.Her award-winning international bestseller "How to Be Wildly Wealthy Fast" has been translated into over 11 languages and she's transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of women worldwide. Welcome Sandy…Sandy feels she's been truly blessed to have some amazing experiences in her life so far. Met her boyfriend at 16, married him 11 years later and divorced 3 years after that (became a single mum and ended up with $100,000 of debt and on welfare) then discovered the Law of Attraction, became a master at manifesting and turned it all around.She's climbed to the highest camp on Mt. Kilimanjaro, meditated in complete silence for 10 days, watched the wildebeest migrate across the Serengeti, trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, dived with dolphins in Hawaii, wandered markets with Moroccan nomads in the High Atlas, white water rafted down the Zambezi and was helicoptered off Mt. Everest where she almost died trekking to Basecamp.She's swum in Sacred Mayan underground caves, flown by helicopter over Victoria Falls, danced with Masai tribesmen in Kenya, travelled to over 52 countries, gone from welfare to millionaire, written a bestselling book, won multiple business awards and been personally invited by Jack Canfield to be a member of the world's most awesome group of transformational leaders, experts and authors on the planet!Sandy loves showing women anything is possible. and then empowering them to break through their blocks, manifest more money and create a life they're truly passionate about.For all the details, go to merilyn.com

Kraig Adams
Thoughts After Hiking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal

Kraig Adams

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 62:31


Socials - https://linktr.ee/kraig

Crazy Cool Family
Two Ingredients for the BEST Thanksgiving Week

Crazy Cool Family

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 21:21


One reason we love Thanksgiving so much is because of family. Do you enjoy being around your family?  This week (and next) we are giving you two ingredients to help Thanksgiving be full of life and connection!  Awareness is the word for this week. Want know how to bring joy, love, and connection into your Thanksgiving? We believe it has to do with God opening your eyes and helping you be aware of what is happening around you.  Listen to the next two podcasts to learn how you can elevate your Thanksgiving game and make it the best yet! CCF Website  Check us out on Social Media!  Wanna join Basecamp?  See the Podcast Show Notes here! 

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E116: A Walk on the Wild Side

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 55:49


E116: A Walk on the Wild Side with Special Guest Champ Parinya   E116 Introduction Today's episode is dedicated to all of the brave souls who communicate truth, no matter how uncomfortable or unpopular. The...

Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast
How To Find Amazing Interns

Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 17:08


This week's hot topic? Interns. We're dishing where to find them, how to train them, and what type of work you should give them. Learn how Tracy's hiring process scores her the best of the best interns...and how Shannon could up her game. Plus: a listener question about Google Drive vs. programs like Aisle Planner and Basecamp.Discussed in This Episode:Handshake (https://joinhandshake.com/)Visit Our Website:https://www.WeddedPodcast.comGrab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:www.WeddedShop.comEmail Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:Questions@WeddedPodcast.comFind Us On Social:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcastRead About Our Hosts:Tracy Taylor Ward DesignWebsite: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorwardShannon Leahy EventsWebsite: https://www.ShannonLeahy.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E115: Elderhood and the Legacy of Men

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 36:50


E115: Elderhood and the Legacy of Men with Special Guest Paul Dunion   E115 Introduction I was thinking yesterday about the Journey of the Soul. The DESCENDED path, as it is often referred to. My...

Tacos and Tech Podcast
The Minimalist Entrepreneur: Sahil Lavingia

Tacos and Tech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 77:52


Hi everyone - we're excited to bring you Sahil Lavingia, author of the upcoming book "The Minimalist Entrepreneur". His book comes out late October, so we'll be among the first to hear him speak! Here's what people are saying about his book: "Sahil knows not. He knows what not to do, what not to follow, how not to waste, and how not to get caught up in the hype. What's left is the yes - the stuff that really works, the things that actually matter. It's all in this book, and much of it only in this book. Pay attention." --Jason Fried, cofounder of Basecamp and coauthor of Rework “In a world where things have become grossly overcomplicated, The Minimalist Entrepreneur teaches us how to strip away the unnecessary and do more with less. Sahil has a profound understanding of the power of community and how to build a business with intention, which makes this book a must read for any aspiring founder.” --Alexis Ohanian, Founder, Seven Seven Six and Former Executive Chair, Reddit Bring your founder and budding entrepreneur friends to this event! I'm sure there will be lots of great lessons for all product people.  

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E114: Leaning Into the Mystery

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 37:23


E114: Leaning Into the Mystery with Special Guest Sophie McLean   E114 Introduction As you can probably tell by now, I am attracted to people who are leaning into the mystery. I think that the...

Rework
Scratch Your Own Itch

Rework

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 31:40


If you have any comments about the show or questions for Jason or David, leave us a voicemail at 708.628.7850 or better yet, record a voice memo on your phone and email it to hello@rework.fm.Basecamp was originally designed as a way to manage 37signals' client work and its success can be credited to the fact that it was designed to scratch a very specific itch by the people with that were itching. Now, we're not saying that building something for others is necessarily a bad way to go about things, but building for your own needs has huge advantages.Show Notes  06:15 - "The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don't mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don't think of original ideas, and they don't bring much culture into their products." - Steve Jobs in Triumph of the Nerds (PBS) 12:53 - Hotwire 13:57 - Not invented here (Wikipedia) 14:26 - Mary Kay Ash (Wikipedia) 18:12 - Second-system effect (Wikipedia) 21:35 - Minimum viable product (Wikipedia) 21:42 - Making sense of MVP - Henrik Kniberg 23:55 - The Homer (Simpsons Wiki)

Way Of The Truth Warrior Podcast
THE RETURN OF MASCULINITY IN LIGHT OF CURRENT EVENTS (Truth Warrior)

Way Of The Truth Warrior Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 62:01


TONY REZAC is an author, speaker, men's coach, and expert in the area of healthy masculinity.   He coaches men from all walks of life who are moving through challenging transitions with his workshops and his Life Renewal for Men program.      He is known as a compassionate and skilled facilitator and for his commitment to the personal development of men.      Tony is the author of "Body and Soul: The Essential Handbook for Men" , a book of essays about healthy masculinity and finding your life purpose.        His latest creation is the Basecamp for Men podcast.  BFM was created to give men new resources and insights into healthy masculinity and to provide a more uplifting and inspiring narrative to the men who listen.  Tony's site: https://www.tonyrezac.com/ My site: https://www.dwtruthwarrior.com Watch the new CULT OF THE MEDICS trailer: https://cultofthemedics.com/

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Anthony Domenici, Founder & CFO of BASECAMP Consulting Group (Episode 1314)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 25:09


BASECAMP Consulting Group was started by two like-minded professionals with the desire to work with good people and help them achieve their business dreams.   Based in Southern California, BASECAMP Consulting Group is passionate about building businesses through structured and sustainable growth. The firm provides the structure and tools needed for brands to look to the future.   A cross-functional executive who happens to be a financial expert, Anthony Domenici, BASECAMP Founder & CFO, is is a well-rounded leader with 16+ years of experience in finance, treasury, and accounting. A dynamic thought leader and strategic business partner to all levels of an organization, Anthony has extensive experience in public and private companies in financial services, real estate, and CPG industries.   ---   Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County.   This edition of Critical Mass Business Talk Show is proudly supported by Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. GRR provides legal advice and guidance on all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Learn more at GRR.com.

All Ruby Podcasts by Devchat.tv
Encryption and Security in Ruby and Rails ft. Jorge Manrubia - RUBY 520

All Ruby Podcasts by Devchat.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 70:08


Jorge Manrubia is a Security developer at BaseCamp. He discusses the encryption features added in Ruby on Rails and explains where they fit into the ecosystem for Hey.com. The panel jumps in to help discover how to help raise the privacy bar for your Ruby on Rails applications to protect personal and private information. Panel Darren BroemmerJohn EppersonValentino Stoll Guest Jorge Manrubia Sponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLevel Up | Devchat.tv Links GitHub | attr-encrypted/attr_encryptedThings to consider before using attr_encryptedOpenSSL::CipherGitHub | chaps-io/public_activityJorge ManrubiaJorge ManrubiaGitHub: Jorge Manrubia ( jorgemanrubia )Twitter: Jorge Manrubia ( @jorgemanru ) Picks Darren- More Ruby MagicDarren- Java Creator James Gosling InterviewJohn- CalendlyJohn- GitHub | chaps-io/public_activityJorge- GitHub | whitequark/parserValentino- MJML, a parser, and a template engine for Ruby - Isabelle LafontValentino- If you maintain open source software as part of a team, we'd like to give you free @tuple for life!Valentino- GitHub | codenamev/.pryrc Contact Darren: Twitter: Darren Broemmer ( @DarrenBroemmer ) Contact John: Rock Agile ConsultingGitHub: John Epperson ( kirillian )LinkedIn: John Epperson Contact Valentino: Doximity Technology BlogWork @ DoximityGitHub: Valentino Stoll ( codenamev )Twitter: V ( @thecodenamev ) Special Guest: Jorge Manrubia.

What is UX?
S4E1 Interview with Jamie Dihiansan, Lead Designer at Basecamp

What is UX?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 74:11


Jamie Dihiansan is currently a Lead Designer at Basecamp primarily focused on the Android and iOS mobile apps for Basecamp (Project Management software) and HEY (Personal and Company Email service). He's been at Basecamp for over 13 years. He has 20+ years experience designing for the Web, including 7 years at Crate and Barrel building up their Internet Graphics department--designing and producing solutions for crateandbarrel.com and cb2.com. Prior to his work at Crate and Barrel he worked at Organic, an interactive agency, where he designed and developed online solutions for industry leaders such as Target and FTD.In this episode, we talk about:Basecamp and Hey and 37signal's originsJamie's role at BasecampJamie's career and how he ended up at 37signalsDifferences between design in big vs small companiesWhat do you do when you are the only designer at a companyWhat to look for when looking for a designerAnd MUCH MORE!Links:Connect with Jamie@asianmackhttps://basecamp.com/ 

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E113: Awakening the Mythic King

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 14:03


E113: Awakening the Mythic King   E113 Introduction Come sit in on Tony Rezac's short discourse on awakening the mythic King. Instead of a controlling “ruling over others” dynamic, Rezac presents the King as a...

Walking Distance
#18 | Careers in the Outdoors ft. Dan Purdy and Ali Carr

Walking Distance

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 34:23


In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Dan Purdy, a professional backpacking guide for Wildland Trekking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Ali Carr, an outdoor adventure writer and founder and CEO of Basecamp, an outdoor job organization.. Dan traded in his engineering desk job for a career in guiding backpacking trips in 2018, starting by volunteering in Norway through a Workaway position. Ali started the group Basecamp, which now has over 20 thousand members, and is also the co-host of the podcast Outdoor Dream Jobs.  Blissful Hiker covers how Dan transitioned from engineer to backpacking guide, the different types of positions that are encompassed by the outdoor industry, and gets practical tips on how to break into the industry. Garage Grown Gear discount code: Use code “distance10” to save 10% at garagegrowngear.com.  Gossamer Gear discount code: Use code “walkingdistance” to save 15% off your cart at GossamerGear.com. Interview with Dan Purdy 1:30 - Background on Dan Purdy 2:50 - How did you get started in the industry when you were in Norway? 4:15 - Talk about that first trip you shadow guided. That was when you realized your passion, right? 6:43 - You mention a lot that you're very new not just to guiding, but to being in the outdoors. A lot of people want to know how to get a job as a guide, and I didn't know that the guiding field is very competitive. Did you know that when you started? 8:09 - What's your favorite part of the profession? And what are the most difficult parts? 9:45 - On a guided hike in Peru, I was amazed that our guide was never in a bad mood, always caring and present. But I'm sure that he has bad moods, because he's a human being. 11:30 - I was going to ask you about your tips on how to write a resume and get into the profession. But maybe a more important question for people hoping to be guides is if they have the persona and temperament for it? 14:00 - One certification you mentioned is WEMT (Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician), and that sounds really involved and expensive. Can you talk about certifications and how important they are? 15:45 - Do you have tips for folks writing resumes for outdoor jobs? Interview with Ali Carr 20:00 - What is Basecamp? 20:36 - How did you get interested in starting this networking hub? 21:40 - Is finding a job in the outdoor industry different from finding a job in any other industry? 23:56 - I noticed that people put their candidacy on the Facebook group. How does that work? 25:52 - This podcast is supporting backpackers and hikers and walkers. So I wanted to do this episode because lots of our audience would love to work in the outdoors. But the outdoor industry needs people in all places, so you need to think outside the box in terms of what it means to work in the industry. 28:09 - What are some of the most interesting positions you've seen come through Basecamp recently? 29:17 - What about people in mid-career or changing careers? Do you see jobs coming up for people in those positions? 30:10 - You mentioned that it's important to introduce yourself, network and be specific about who you are. Are there other tips you would give a person who wants to break into the outdoor industry? 33:30 - We'd love to hear from you – have you changed careers? Do you have any advice? Hit us up at walkingdistance@thetrek.co – and as always let us know how we're doing.  Mentioned in this episode: “Engineer to Professional Backpacking Guide in 1 Year” by Dan Purdy Quetzaltrekkers - León, Nicaragua branch  Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Training with NOLS Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) Training with NOLS Basecamp Group on Facebook Outdoor Dream Jobs on Apple Podcasts Get all of the Walking Distance Podcast episodes. About Alison Young Alison Young, aka Blissful Hiker, is a former host and producer at American Public Media and professional flutist. She's thru-hiked New Zealand's Te Araroa and the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as long trails in South America, South Africa, Europe, Pakistan and all over the US. In her podcast Blissful Hiker, she shares personal essays from the trail along with collected sound. Her goal in life is to hike until she drops. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)!  Find us on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. Follow Walking Distance on Facebook and Instagram. Follow The Trek on YouTube.

#DoorGrowShow - Property Management Growth
DGS 143: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy in Your Property Management Business

#DoorGrowShow - Property Management Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 15:58


Does it feel like your property management business is crazy, overwhelming, or maybe too much? It doesn't matter how big or small the property management business, it can be crazy or calm. It's your choice to make. Property management growth expert and founder/CEO of DoorGrow, Jason Hull talks about his goal to eliminate the crazy. Business owners need to be calm for their team to feel that sense of calm in the workplace. You'll Learn... [02:41] Basecamp: CEO runs calm workplace by eliminating and reducing interruptions. [04:03] Entrepreneurial Myth: Crazy work is a badge of honor, not a badge of failures. [04:31] Adrenaline Addiction: Workplace doesn't have to be crazy or stressful. [05:20] Planning: Communication in business focused on high-paced growth is critical. [06:15] Tactical vs. Strategic Leadership Role: Who has enough vision, clarity on goals? [08:14] Don't be involved in everything. Stay in your area of genius and offload the rest. [10:08] Key Ingredient: Create synchronous communication system to write, think, post. [11:24] Four Reasons: Build great team to get fulfillment, freedom, contribution, support. Tweetables “All this painful stuff that we go through as entrepreneurs is some sort of badge of honor. Really, it's actually a badge of failures.” “Good planning in business actually decreases communication that's necessary. It increases the calm. It increases clarity.” “The idea is you want to create systems in place that protect you and insulate you from immediate urgency that is unnecessary.” “Create calm workplaces. It doesn't have to be crazy at work. It can be calm. The business really should be fun.” Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind DoorGrow on Instagram DoorGrow on YouTube DoorGrowClub DoorGrowLive Basecamp Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried Transcript Welcome, DoorGrow hackers, to the DoorGrowShow. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others impact lives, and you are interested in growing your business and your life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow hacker. DoorGrow hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you're crazy for doing it. You think they're crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income. At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and their owners. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I'm your host, property management growth expert, Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now, let's get into the show. In today's episode, we're going to be chatting a little bit about fun. I asked in my mastermind group today—we had a pretty good group turnout today—and I asked by show of hands, how many of you feel your business is crazy right now? You would categorize it as crazy, overwhelming, maybe too much, whatever. At least half the hands went up, which I can't say I'm surprised, but my goal is to get people out of crazy. One of the things I wanted to talk about today—what I chatted about with them—is eliminating crazy in the business. One of the things to realize is that it doesn't matter how big the business is, it doesn't matter how small the business is. Your business can be crazy or it can be calm, and this really is just a choice. Is it possible to have a calm business even if it's really large? For your experience as a business owner to be calm in the business and for your team to feel that sense of calm from you and it to be a calm workplace, yes it is. I had a business once upon a time. Same business but it used to feel a bit crazy. I hung out with the CEO of Basecamp, Jason Fried. I won't go into how we got on a call, but basically we were in some sort of chat. I was watching some live stream and I made some comments. He said he wanted to do a call with me, so we did a call together and I hung out with him. This guy is what I perceived as a high-functioning CEO of a multimillion dollar company. He's written books on remote teams. He's got a book called Remote Work, virtual teams, software, and running companies. He hung out with me for probably about 90 minutes. He just showed me how he ran his business, how he basically ran a calm workplace, and how it was quiet. It shifted my perspective so dramatically. The biggest perspective shift I had was eliminating and reducing interruptions. Years later, he came out with a book kind of recent. His book is called, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work. For those watching the video you can see this here, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work. It's got this on the cover. It's got crossed out 80-hour work weeks, packed schedule, super busy, endless meetings, overflowing inbox, unrealistic deadlines, can't sleep, Sunday afternoon emails, no time to think, stuck in the office, all-nighters, and chat blowing up. There's this entrepreneurial sort of myth that it's the hustle, the grind, hard work, tenaciousness, tenacity, and all this painful stuff that we go through as entrepreneurs is some sort of badge of honor. Really, it's actually a badge of failures. It's really what that is. It's showing that you are creating a stressful environment for your team, and you're running a stressful workplace. You probably—if you're honest—are addicted like a lot of entrepreneurs to the adrenaline and the stress. Our body gets accustomed to things we crave and want more of whatever emotion we tend to feel a lot. We get better and better at craving it and feeling it. Our brain actually wires differently over time to experience more of that chemical reaction of whatever emotion that we're experiencing, whether it's anger, fear, stress, or whatever. It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work. This is a really great book. He came out later talking about some of the stuff that he taught me on that call. Now, I don't agree with everything in this book. The one thing I really don't agree with is eliminating meetings and what he talks about not having planning or something like that. I believe that having really good planning in business actually decreases communication that's necessary. It increases the calm. It increases clarity. Planning, I believe, is critical in a business, especially one that's focused on high-paced growth, has a lot of moving parts, and communication is really important. It actually significantly decreases your communication. If you have an annual planning meeting, quarterly planning meeting, a monthly planning meeting where you're breaking down these things into smaller and smaller bite-sized chunks, weekly planning meeting, or maybe a 15-minute daily huddle, these are the things we talked about in DoorGrow OS. If these things, the ultimate operating system for a business, especially for a property management business, if you have these meetings, you can run your entire company in a small number of hours a year. That's all you have to do. Anything outside of that, you are really stepping into more of a tactical role overall or you're being more like an employee in the business and doing work. But in a strategic position of leadership, if you have a really good executive team, that's all the time you would really need to be involved in. You may not even have to do that if you have really good executive team members to run things for you, and they have enough vision and clarity on the goals. They can move this business forward. A lot of times, we have a lot of ego as entrepreneurs. We think it's all up to me. Everybody else isn't as smart as me and my team members need me to tell them what to do and to guide them. I'm so brilliant. We don't really know because we don't really involve them in the planning and communication process. I want to point out that business should be fun, and it should be calm. One of my mentors that I'm working with currently that's a coach of mine, he talks about work being boring. He talks about how, when you have a multimillion dollar business and your business is scaling, you then eventually get to a state where you no longer have any major trauma or major glaring problems. You're insulated from these things if you built your team and systems the right way. Now you're just doing the boring work and you need to be willing to do the boring work. His wife who really runs their company and his brilliant and brilliant operator also talks about how if you're doing the boring work and the business gets boring, that's a good sign that you're doing things right. Then it's time to just maybe get a hobby. What most business owners do is they make the mistake and go start something new, or create more drama, either in their personal life. Sometimes they're cheating on a spouse or they're starting a company, or they're burning their existing company to the ground. They create some more drama. One of the things that we have to do is wean ourselves off the addictiveness of having to be so involved in everything, having to have so much connection to everything, thinking that we're so important in the business, and to be willing to allow calm to happen. It doesn't matter if you're just a small company with a small number of doors and you have one assistant. Your business could be calm. Or you could have a really large team and tons and tons of doors, and your business still could be calm. If you have the support at the level that you need, you have the systems that you need, and you allow yourself to be protected from the things that create crazy, you really are able to stay in your lane and in your area of genius and offload the rest. I do recommend this book. It's a really good book. It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work. It just is kind of a manifesto for the future of business. Businesses are often connected to analogies of war in competition and fighting, and these massively stressful situations, but calm companies are very efficient companies. They're companies in which people are able to get in the flow work state. They're able to be calm, things get really quiet. My business is very calm now. It's very calm, especially for me. It's very calm. It's very quiet. We don't have a lot of communication that has to happen among our team. Most of our team members are in the flow of doing what they love to do each day. There are little things that pop up here and there but we tackle them maybe in our 15-minute morning huddle. Usually I just ask where they are stuck. Those things all get dealt with then and there might be a little bit of communication in our messaging app that we use each day. We don't have situations, in general, that are immediate or that are urgent. One of the key ingredients is to create a synchronous communication system in the business, which means people can write stuff out, think about it, and post it for the rest of the team to look at later. We can send a voice message to a team member or multiple team members for them to listen to later. Unless something's immediate and urgent, we don't call the team member. We don't walk into their office. We're virtual, so we can't do that. The idea is you want to create systems in place that protect you and insulate you from immediate urgency that is unnecessary. As a business owner, you really want to get to the place where you don't have immediacy and urgency ever bombarding you, attacking you, or disrupting your day. You should be insulated from emergency maintenance requests at three in the morning. You should be insulated and protected from an angry or upset owner as the first round. Maybe you deal with those things after somebody else but your goal eventually is to be the owner of the business, not the property manager. Anyway, I hope this is helpful. Create calm workplaces. It doesn't have to be crazy at work. It can be calm. The business really should be fun. Like I talked about in one of my previous episodes, four reasons. You want to get more fulfillment, more freedom, more contribution, and more support in your business. You need to build a really good team. It's a lot easier to get to the place of having a calm workplace in a property management business once you're in that category where you can afford to have a team, and that's usually in the 200–400 door range. Usually at that stage, you'll see business owners by then they have a team. If you do this correctly, this can be one of the calmest stages ever in your entire business. Most do not do this correctly. I call this the second sand trap because they built their business the opposite way. They built the business around the wrong person because they are the wrong person, which means they're showing up doing the wrong things in the business. They are spending their time doing things that really are not their greatest strength or their greatest area of genius, or give them the greatest peace and calm, or the most fulfillment, freedom, joy, contribution, and support in their day to day. So they're building the wrong team around the wrong role, the wrong person, building a support system and mechanism around the wrong center, sort of the nucleus of this business, which is yourself. They have a false perception of you that is overwhelmed, overworked, stressed, and doing the wrong things, then you're building a team to work with that person. You then have the wrong team which adds more stress, anxiety, and challenge to you. You have the wrong business that's built around them. It all starts with you getting really strong clarity in yourself, which I'm really good at helping clients get clarity on, focus on themselves, and figure out what really brings them the most joy or stresses them out, which things are they doing that are tactical versus strategic, or which things are energetic plus signs versus minus signs. If that is a challenge for you, and you feel like your business is crazy. Maybe you're getting enough doors, maybe you're not. We can help you but maybe you're getting enough doors. Maybe your business feels crazy, and your team feels stressed and crazy. You feel stressed and crazy, and you're not having fun. You're not enjoying your day to day. That's a strong clue that you're out of alignment with those four reasons. You're doing the wrong things. You probably could use an objective perspective and get some support. If that is the case, we will be glad to help you over at DoorGrow. Reach out to us. You can check us out at doorgrow.com. If you feel like it's crazy at work, maybe you need to be honest and recognize there's a part of you that enjoys that. There's a part of us that tends to like the drama and the challenges that we deal with. If the majority of you don't, you don't have to live with it. I've seen businesses dramatically change in a very short period of time. Even in a single quarter, we can have you in a very different role, very different position, way less stress. The right team members, we can reassess your team or redeploy your team in different positions. We can get you your first assistant or whatever. We can help you get into that state to where you are in a place of calm. Just remember, it doesn't have to be crazy to work. Hopefully that's beneficial to everybody. I'm Jason Hull, and until next time, to our mutual growth. Bye, everyone.

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E112: Seeing Through the Fog

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 49:15


E112: Seeing Through the Fog with Special Guest David Whitehead   E112 Introduction Truth, freedom, and justice….that is all we want! Seriously. For too long now the public has been swimming in the lies and...

West Michigan Live with Justin Barclay
What's Really Causing The Shortages & Cargo Ship Backup?-FULL SHOW 10-15-21

West Michigan Live with Justin Barclay

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 38:09


We discuss the shipping logjam and take your calls on this Free For All Friday.Also we preview this weekend's Basecamp.No matter what's coming, you can be ready for your family and others.http://PrepareWithJustin.comMy new book, "Good News: Hope and Encouragement for Trying Times" is out now!Grab your signed copy today.http://JustinBarclay.com/storeGet the Good News Letter:http://JustinBarclay.com/GoodNews

Crazy Cool Family
Teens & Technology (Feat. Maddox Manning)

Crazy Cool Family

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 37:29


Do you care more about control or connection?  Parents, we are focusing on teens and technology this week and Maddox (our 6th kiddo) joins us to share his perspective. He is 17 going on 45 and he has grown up with technology.  He shares about the wrestle each kid in his generation faces when it comes to a healthy relationship with parents and technology. We answer questions like:  How do you limit technology intake? Do you want more or less boundaries?  How do parents help them kids?  What do parents do when kids break trust?  You do not want to miss out on the GOLD Maddox shares! Parents, you will walk away feeling encouraged and equipped to help your teen with technology!  Check us out on social media and if you haven't already - go join BASECAMP!! https://crazycoolfamily.com/  https://www.instagram.com/crazycoolfamily/  https://basecamp.crazycoolfamily.com/ 

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E111: You have to show the people…..

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 34:36


E111: You have to show the people…. with Special Guest Richard Citizen Journalist We are in a most interesting, surreal moment in history, aren't we? Never before have so many of us seen the obvious...

All Things All People Podcast
BASECAMP- Wicca & The Occult

All Things All People Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 82:02


In this edition of BASECAMP, the ATAP guys explain the core beliefs surrounding Wicca, Neo-Paganism, New Age, and more. These belief systems are growing significantly, especially among the youngest demographics. Listen in as Josh, Ben, and Jeremy teach and share their own experiences visiting and speaking with practitioners of Wicca and other Neo-Pagan faiths. Make sure to follow up with any questions you have from this episode by reaching out to ATAP at Jeremy@allthingsallpeople.org

Basecamp for Men
Basecamp for Men E110: The Heartbeat of Our Counter Narrative

Basecamp for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 32:36


E110: The Heartbeat of Our Counter Narrative   E110 Introduction Hello listeners, I hope you are well. I recently did an interview with Roy Holman's Soulful Warrior podcast. I took a listen to the interview...

Rework
Why Grow?

Rework

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 27:53


Basecamp has always prided itself on staying small and lean. But, with two major products, we're going to change that. The question when looking to grow, however, is "why?"Show Notes 03:08 - Highrise 03:09 - Campfire 03:10 - Backpack 07:18 - Software as a service (SaaS) 09:41 - Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency - Tom DeMarco 13:33 - Hill Charts 14:23 - Ryan Singer 17:52 - Citizen Kane 18:15 - "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." - Edward Abbey

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
395: Energy, Perspective, Priorities, and Intention with Jen Dary of Plucky

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 48:55


Chad talks to Leadership Coach and Founder of Plucky, Jen Dary, about working with individuals and companies to create healthy dynamics at work. In fact, Plucky just released a new product that aids in doing just that! Manager Weeklies are notebooks designed to help leaders intentionally set up their weeks and track progress. It includes tips and tricks, including useful 1:1 tools. Each notebook is designed to last one quarter. Follow Jen Dary on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jenniferdary) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-dary-46b0367/) Plucky (https://www.beplucky.com/) Manager Weeklies info & order link (https://shop.beplucky.com/products/manager-weeklies-2-pack) Newsletter: beplucky.com/newsletter (https://beplucky.com/newsletter) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is Jen Dary, founder of Plucky. Jen, welcome back to the podcast. JEN: Thank you. My third time. Three time's a charm. I feel very lucky. CHAD: There aren't many people who have been on the podcast as guests three or more times. So you're in an ever-increasing select group of returning guests. JEN: Thank you. I feel like it's maybe because the Tokyo Olympics have just started, but I feel competitive and ready to take on this third session. CHAD: [laughs] So the last time you were on was October 28th, 2019 is when the episode came out. JEN: Millennia ago. CHAD: Not quite two years ago, but yeah, also a millennia ago. And that was Episode 342 so if people want to go back and take a listen to that. And then before that, you were on Episode 270, which I actually don't even know the date of. It was even longer. So welcome back. You are celebrating the eighth anniversary of Plucky. JEN: I know. I don't really think of it in these ways because I don't have an MBA, or I didn't come from a business background or anything. But definitely when I hit five years, I feel like my husband said something about that. He was like, "Honey, you should be really proud. Not a lot of businesses make it five years." And that was not really on my mind. But now that Plucky is eight, I feel like oh man, I'm just so happy to talk about how businesses evolve and how what you thought it was going to be in year one was different than year three, was different than year five, and of course, it's different than year eight. So we're eight years in, but nothing's the same, and everything's the same. I'm sure you've experienced that too. CHAD: It was actually the eighth year going into the ninth year mark that we at thoughtbot started to make big changes. And it was that idea of coming up on a decade. It started to feel like, wow, there's real momentum here. And instead of thinking about what the next year looks like, what does the next decade look like? And are we the kind of company that is going to last 20 years? And that put us in a different mindset. And I started to think about the impact we were having and the legacy that we would have. And was it big enough for the size of the company that we had? JEN: How old is thoughtbot right now? CHAD: We just celebrated our 18th anniversary. JEN: Oh my gosh. All right. Well, maybe at the very end, you can give me your best wisdom for the ninth year. [laughter] CHAD: Oh jeez. Okay. [chuckles] JEN: No presh, but tuck that in the back of your brain. CHAD: Yeah, get some sleep. That's my best advice. JEN: [laughs] Great. CHAD: That would be great. We can come back to that. JEN: Cool. CHAD: So obviously, it's been a big two years since we last talked. I'm sure a lot has progressed in Plucky. How have things changed? JEN: Well, what's funny is that the two years spread that we're talking about or 18 months or whatever it is, for the most part, overlaps with COVID so far. So by the end of 2019, things were cooking, and everything is good. And even, personally speaking, my youngest son would be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Again, as a business owner, a mom, all those things I was sort of at the end of 2019 hot, so good. And then I was anticipating 2020 to be continued pretty much the same as is. Like, we would keep training managers. I would keep traveling. All that would get easier because the kids are getting bigger, then my kid would go to kindergarten. And I was also finishing a book about...I can't remember if we talked about this before, but I was really sick in 2016. I had a brain tumor diagnosis, and I'm okay now. It was benign. I had this memoir that was eh, I don't know, maybe two-thirds done. All that was the plan for 2020, Chad. And I'm sure this is shocking news to you, but none of it happened, including freaking kindergarten, obviously in person. So on the business side of things, I kept everything stable as best as I could. So coaching kept going because coaching has always been remote. We have some products, and we kept shipping those out as best we could. At the very beginning of COVID, when everybody thought it was this three, four-week hiatus from real life, I recorded a story every day. Because I was like, what can I do for all the world that's working? So I recorded a storytime for Plucky with my kids. And I put it out on social media so that working parents could have another 15 minutes of distraction for their kids. That's how cute I was back then. [laughter] After one month of that, I was like, I need somebody to read stories to my kids. Yikes. CHAD: Yeah. [laughs] JEN: So the big thing that changed was that our manager trainings in person obviously I had to cancel those. So I transitioned from in-person to virtual events, and that has continued. And as of this recording, end of July, I was thinking that our November event this year…it's the 20th cohort of So Now You're a Manager. I was going to have it in person. And just last week, I pulled the plug on that. And I was like, no, we're going to stay virtual a little bit longer because I don't know how to predict what the hell is coming. So again, that sort of stabilizing, right? Like, okay, well, now I know how to do the virtual. That will be the stable choice this year, which is weird to say, but true. CHAD: Yeah. So you just gave a great organic listing of the things that Plucky does, and a big part of that was that in-person So Now You're a Manager training, which, if people remember from the previous episodes, new managers at thoughtbot have attended over the years. It's a really great training for people who become managers. So what was transitioning that to remote like? Because you'd only ever done it in person before, right? JEN: Yeah, totally. The first 11 cohorts were in person, and then we got to 12, and that was supposed to happen in March in Atlanta. We canceled that, and it wasn't until June that we had the 12th, and that was the first virtual one. And to say that I needed to go through stages of grief is probably pretty accurate. [chuckles] My energy in person is so a thing, like a tool of mine and just pulling people together, and making safe space for conversations and all that jazz. So I was like, what the hell is that going to be like on Zoom? And meanwhile, remember I'm watching my first grader go through the shenanigans of Zoom for the end of that year. And I'm like, oh my God, how am I possibly going to get grown-ups on this and paying attention and not being distracted? So a couple of things, I will say number one is I definitely interviewed four or five people in the industry who are good at virtual events, and I tried to get their deepest wisdom about it. The second thing is that I made the cohorts smaller. So in person, we have around 20 to 22 max, and in virtual, we do 10 to 12 max. And so that got a lot smaller. Also, instead of being two days back to back, I broke it into three half days which is just a different ask. And I wasn't sure if people would bite at that. I tried to mimic it after how some people do an MBA on the side. So then they go to work, and they practice the stuff they're learning at the MBA. And so that has been my thought like, okay, you'll be with me basically for a month. We'll have three half days together, usually on a Friday. And then you're practicing in the meantime. So between the times I see you, you're improving your listening skills. You're coming back with anecdotes about hires or tough conversations or whatever. So I won't say that's like a silver lining, but it's just a different beast. And the first day I did it, I mean, I'm telling you, I was on the bathroom floor on my knees like, don't let the internet go out. CHAD: [laughs] JEN: I was so scared. I don't know why looking back. I'm in tech, but I'm not technical. It's my husband who helps me set up a monitor and whatnot. Oh God, I was so nervous. And I just thought, shit, this is the thing I can't problem-solve. If the internet goes out, I don't know what to do, but if someone's upset, I can help them. So it just brought all of my skills in a different environment. And now I feel pretty good about it. I don't know if you found this with your distributed company overall, but I have worked very hard to make sure that it's a blend, of course, this digital experience, but also I use the mail. I use snail mail a lot. So attendees get a packet before we begin. They get a gift at the end, a graduation gift. And yeah, I feel like I've learned a lot about how to have a hand-in-hand experience of digital as well as a physical object that they can touch to make that experience more than just a screen. CHAD: Yeah, I think that's important. How did changing the format, reducing the class size, what business ramifications were there for that? JEN: Well, it's way less money. [chuckles] CHAD: Right. Okay, sorry. JEN: No. Oh my God. I want to be very real about these things, especially for people starting their businesses. It's way less money. And also if you think about it, everybody had already bought tickets to Atlanta, and then they had already started buying tickets to...I can't remember what the next one was going to be, New York, I think. So for a lot of the year, everything was, I'll say, comped, but that's not really what's going on. All of a sudden, the amount of seats that I thought I was selling for the year got reduced in about half, and much of that were already pre-bought tickets. So, as a line item, that was way lower. I also think I got...man, I haven't really said this transparently to anybody before, but I'll say it here. I got really scared about what to charge. Do you charge the same thing virtually than you do in person? And so I lowered it, I would say for a year. I lowered it by a couple of hundred dollars for each ticket because I didn't know what the market wanted. And also, I didn't know, oh God, were businesses closing? Were people getting prof dev budgets? Everybody was frozen for a good while. So I'm lucky that now today I'm back up to the same price that it had been before, but it's not as much income per event. And the other thing I'll say which affects money…but again, I want to be transparent for other folks who think about or currently run businesses. One great thing to come out of some of the social unrest of last year is that we now have an equity scholarship for So Now You're a Manager. So in every cohort, be that virtually or in person, I always reserve a seat for someone who's coming from an underrepresented group, so people apply. And that is something that I very happily said I will eat the cost of that ticket because it's important to me to have different voices in the room. And that has been a total awesome thing this year. That just started in January of 2021, but that's something really great that came out of last year. CHAD: Yeah. What did you find that customers wanted, and did it change over time? Was there an appetite for it to be remote, or was there resistance to it? JEN: I think at first people were overwhelmed and didn't want it. That's why I held it from March until June until I thought people were ready. I can tell you categorically that I've had the lowest percentage of parents attend of all time because, let's be real, who wants another kind of obligation? Or also, parents during this time, especially with young children, were not in that growth space necessarily for work because there was so much to keep afloat. So other than the three half days, I also have this optional hour that I throw in just if people can come; there's this extra exercise that didn't fit in from the original curriculum. And I don't think I've had one parent, maybe one, come across all those cohorts that have been virtual to that. So the optional stuff I see parents opting out of. That said, I saw more folks who maybe either live alone or maybe have a roommate but who are pre-family or some people won't have families but someone who was socially like, "It was so hard and tiring last year." And that sort of swung back around towards the summer and end of summer. I saw much more interest there because I think people were really lonely. CHAD: Yeah. And I also think, at least for me personally and for thoughtbot, that was when the thinking definitely shifted that this wasn't going to be going away anytime soon. And so we came to terms with that and started to then make much more long-term plans and permanent changes. JEN: I think it was also in the...I want to say like early fall when Twitter announced they'd be remote. Like, they have an office, but they wouldn't oblige anyone to ever come back again. And whenever that decision was made, there were a couple of other companies...At that point, I was still living in the Bay Area, and there were a couple of other companies that made similar suggestions. And so again, to your point, there was a revisioning of what the next phase was like or at least what to expect. And so, I think people weren't holding out to go back to normal. It was like, what's the new normal? CHAD: Yeah. So when we first shut down offices and went remote, we were giving updates every two weeks, and then it changed to every month. And then it would be like, "There's really no change. We're going to give another update in April." And then April was, "We'll give another update in May." And when it came to June, we just said, "We're planning on being in this mode for at least the end of the year. Let's start all acting and make this sustainable." So that is when our thinking changed too. JEN: Did you feel like with your CEOness and business responsibility over there...what kept you grounded for all that thing? Because obviously every time you make that announcement or regardless of whether that's in person or just...I don't even know– retention or whatever it is. It feels like you're just building strategy on freaking quicksand. CHAD: It wasn't easy. You feel responsible for everybody's well-being, both financially and everything else. And so the lack of stability…you want to provide it in an unstable world. You want to say, "Well, at least you shouldn't have to worry about this. Let's provide…" but it was impossible to do. And I'm much more comfortable with uncertainty. I think there's a spectrum of comfortableness with uncertainty, and I'm pretty far on one end of it, and even I was struggling. Same thing with like I'm very much on the spectrum of not having to worry about anxiety or anything like that, and even I was feeling it. And so I was just like...at one point I said to I think it was Diana or whatever "If I'm feeling this, if I'm getting chest palpitations, [laughs] something's really wrong, and we really need to pay attention to how everybody else is feeling." JEN: Oh, yeah. I even saw that anxiety obviously with coaching clients. There are some clients that when budgets dried up, there was like an initial drop-off, I would say March, April. But then I feel very lucky that the pipeline was still very strong, and I had clients stay with me or join or whatever. You remember as well as anybody not only did we have this health crisis going on, which again we still do but my last class...So third of three of the cohort in May last year was a couple of days after George Floyd's murder. And the responsibility I felt too...like, when all these things were going on last summer, it was like, who freaking cares about anything? It's like these huge things. And you start to say nothing matters. There are only three things that matter in life. And then you kept sort of recycling the drain on that. So here I am going into teaching the third of three classes. And during the third class, I always teach concepts on how to hire, concepts on how to lay someone off and fire someone, which everyone's always very barfy and nervous about. And I try to bring us together and graduate us in what feels like a victorious moment. But that's three days after George Floyd's murder, and everyone is reeling and needing to process. And I remember thinking that morning, I don't know how this is going to go because I was fully willing to rip up the plan and do something different. But at the same time, there's also sometimes they want some structure. Folks want to just show up and take this class and be distracted from what's going on in the world. So we sort of talked about this a few minutes before we started recording but really, what has been fascinating and challenging about continuing to train managers over the last two years is that these very large things are going on in the background: George Floyd's murder, a lot of social unrest in Minneapolis, the election, COVID, all these things. And you can't just put that away and show up to manager training. It is freaking relevant because it is relevant for them. Of course, it's very meta, but all of my students are then going to go back and be responsible for 3, 5, 7 other people in their day-to-day work. So it was really wild, but again, stretching and a challenge that I met with a lot of intention. I don't know if I was always super successful at it, but I thought a lot about it. CHAD: Yeah, I think that was the shift that we saw on our team. And what I've heard from people is that enough is enough in several different categories of things. And like, we just can't keep on doing what we were doing before. It's not working, and it is unacceptable. People are angry too. So it's not just processing. It's anger and wanting to see action, wanting to take action. And yet, doing it in a world where we can't actually be together, I think, made it particularly challenging for some people and for managers to know how to meet their team members where they were. And people process things in different ways too, and people need different things. And at that point, we had hired people who had only ever been remote. So I think the connections that you have with people that you might've worked with in person you can lean on a lot in the beginning. But then you're working with someone or managing someone who you've never met in person. JEN: Yeah. It's a whole new ball game. And I think that the notion of community has gone through the wringer, not only in the worst, it's a rebirth almost. I think the notion of locally what's going on for you and then who can you see? Who can you have a barbecue with? All of those questions of like, who can I be with? Of course, the internet's great, but the internet has some major, major boundaries to it. And people see that at work, and they see that in training. CHAD: One of the things we're struggling with in that category now is there are people who live next to each other because we were historically in offices. And as it becomes more possible to get together with each other, and this is something that, as managers, we're trying to navigate, it actually has a huge potential for exclusion now that we have hired a bunch of people who are anywhere. If the teams that were in-person together but are now working remotely start getting in person again, even if it's just an outing at a park, who's not able to attend that, and how will they feel? And what expectations have we set with them? And then you have just sort of equity and inclusion issues around people we've hired in Brazil since we've gone remote. There's no way for them to come. JEN: Sure. CHAD: It's not fair. And navigating that as a team, I think we've been able to do that, but it hasn't been easy. JEN: I think sometimes the only way to see it is none of it will work. So if none of it will work, then cool. The bar's low. [laughter] Yeah, it's not going to be perfect. And all in person had its issues too. So then, if you just sort of bottom it out and say, cool, cool, cool, there's no one silver bullet answer here. So what that means is yes, as human beings, folks who are possibly able to meet up for coffee will resonate and glow and be psyched to be around some other people. So, how do we say "No," less often to that? Because that's great. That's really something to celebrate. And I'm sure if everybody was in that situation, they would try to take advantage of that too. But then to say, if you're not in that situation, here's another option. And then, every once in a while, we'll mix those options together and have like a rolling menu with it so that nothing gets too static and paralyzed and presumed. And it's in that flow state, which of course, is more fatiguing because you have decision fatigue, and you got to keep making decisions about it. But if you can just say, "Oh, well, we're going to decide that on a week to week basis or on a quarter to quarter." I probably have said this to you before in one of these other podcast conversations, but I just really think that life is a giant science experiment. So if that's true, then you can just say, "Hey, y'all, for Q3, we're going to try this. And at the end of Q3, we'll ask you how that went, and we'll either keep doing it, or we'll totally change it, or we'll increment it." Software people are really good at this because they know that not everything has to go from 2.0 to 3.0. You could go 2.1, 2.2, 2.3. There are incremental builders. So if you can leverage that metaphor even culturally or socially with the makeup of the team and the way you run things, I don't know; I kind of think that's the best you got. CHAD: Yeah. And I think we generally have the idea that we trust people and that we can provide the information. And people will generally use that information to make good decisions that are oriented towards fulfillment. So a really good example when it comes to managers is in an environment where if you're meeting in person with someone, one team member and you're their manager, and you're not meeting in person with another, that could influence negatively the other person's path to promotion or the relationship they have with you and just subtly bias you towards the person that you might be able to meet in person with. And so as a manager, making sure people know that, that that is a thing that can happen is a good way to manage that bias because I think generally, people don't want to let that happen, but they might not even realize it, so they can actively manage it. JEN: Well, it sounds like even in that thought, you are gently nudging people back towards intention and back towards just not sleepwalking through their work, that this is important for us, not only in the distance conversation here but also obviously for race, and for gender and for all kinds of different ways that humans are. We will never get it 100% right and yet intention, and taking a beat, and taking a breath before you move into conversations about promotions or whatever will help remind you hang on a second, remember there's invisible stuff inevitably going on based on who I am and where I came from. How do I make sure things are fair today? Or whatever the reminder needs to be. It sounds like that's...I don't know. It's good that you have that front of mind. CHAD: So that's one example of remote management. How much of before the pandemic were people who were coming and attending the workshops? Were they managing people remotely? And how much of your curriculum was specific to that, if any? JEN: My gut says maybe about a third were remote managers. They are definitely with bigger companies that I was seeing that. The small agencies based in Pittsburgh, you know, Austin, those places were pretty localized. But so what you get with a bigger company is also a bit more infrastructure that supports some of these cultural conversations. And we had it as part of the curriculum, but it wasn't very big, and maybe I would sort of be intentional. There are breakout groups and stuff like that. And I might think I'm going to pair these two together for their practice one-on-one because I know they're both remote managers. I am very intentional about a lot of the pairings and all that stuff, and so I would be thoughtful in that way. But now, on some level, in all these virtual workshops, everybody has an equal footing now. So everybody's kind of screwed, and everybody's also making it work. So that has been a very interesting thing to see. And I always laugh at this example, a woman who came early on, maybe like the eighth or ninth cohort, and she's a remote manager. And she would say, "Well, I don't have a water cooler. I don't have, like, I'm walking down the hall sensing somebody's upset or anything." But she would say, "This is going to sound weird, but I keep an eye on how fast they emoji something." So if you have a person who...You know this person in Slack. They're always on Slack, always so supportive, funny, have something to say, a little thumbs-up emoji, or whatever. But if one day they're at work for sure and they haven't said anything about something, she would learn to read the tea leaves like that and check-in. And I just thought that was so clever and very creative. And what she's alluding to is this level three listening that I teach, which is gut or instinct or intuition. And what she was tracking was basically a change in behavior. And that's pretty much what we're tracking when we're in the office too. There could be many reasons why somebody doesn't emoji something right away. Maybe your daughter just ran into the room. Maybe there's a doorbell. There are a million things. But at the same time, not to be too precious about it but to casually track that at least instinctively. She was doing a good job of meeting the moment as best she could. CHAD: Are there other ways in which what you've been doing has changed over the last year? What are managers concerned about or challenged by? JEN: Yeah. First of all, I always had name tags that allowed for pronouns. But this is now certainly part of the curriculum. When we start, I give some social norms and then some tech norms. And so I make the suggestion that in Zoom, after your name, you put your pronouns. And it's not a huge chunk because I really don't feel like I am the best to teach this, but I've added in a DEI component, diversity, equity, inclusion component. And we have some folks in the alumni community who are DEI consultants, so that's great. I always give them shout-outs and refer over if people are looking for that. I've noticed that people are...I'll say careful, but what I mean by careful is that they are aware of all of the stuff we're talking about, like race and social stuff. Depending on where your office was in the country, the election was sometimes really hard. I think about companies in Ohio or Pennsylvania or swing states where it was not obvious that everybody in the office was on the same page about that. And the way that that stuff comes up and is like this piece of baggage in the room that prevents literally like a website being made. We want to think no, that shouldn't enter. That's not relevant here. And yet people are careful about both trying to say, "Listen, bring who you are. You're accepted here." And also like, well, sometimes what you're suggesting you believe about the world is harmful. The whole Basecamp thing is a good example of that. And so I found the managers who come to my training to just be open to not only sharing their experiences with that but looking very much for some guidance on that from their peers and then from me. CHAD: That's sort of what I was saying about people felt like you needed to be changing the way that you were approaching things. It wasn't okay anymore for most people to say, "We shouldn't be having this conversation. It's not a work-related conversation." It affects people's work and their ability to work. It is a work issue. And you can't simply put everything aside. That's one angle of it, but we're not all equipped. We're not all educated. We're not all ready to be able to do that as managers. JEN: Totally. But with the amount of shit that we have had to handle for the last two years, short of somebody who's a social worker/priest, I don't know who was ready. I feel like a lot of what we're talking about is so resonant for me because all of this is so hard. And if you are alone doing hard things, it's impossible. But the reason that I run the manager trainings the way I do and the reason that I hold onto them after and I put them in a Slack community, they're now alumni of the program. And it's active; it depends on the day. But people have hard questions that they're wrestling with. People have jobs that they're promoting, that they're trying to get people to apply to. It's this active community that goes on afterwards. Because, honestly, Chad, I feel like a big input into me creating So You're Now a Manager and the community around it was my experience becoming a parent. I was one of the first ones of all my friends. I was the first one of my siblings, and my son was the first grandchild on both sides. And I was like, this is so lonely. All my friends are going out in Brooklyn for dinner. And I was 31. It's not like I was very young or anything, but that's New York. And so I had a moms' group. And man, that moms' group got me through those early days because we could all laugh at how hard it was. We could cry together. And when I looked at the transition that people go through from IC, individual contributor, to manager or some level of leadership, you get responsibility. You have to play the messenger sometimes, something you're not totally down with. You have sometimes competition with peers. You have to manage up sometimes. And then you have these people who come to you with requests: I want a new career path. I want more money. I want a different title. And the slog of that is very reminiscent, on some level, of parenting to me. So I thought, well, this is not going to be like, here's your book. Good luck being a manager, although books could be helpful. For me, it seemed like there was at least a certain template of a person in the world who could use community too. So I always say you'll be with me for two days or a month if it's virtual. But I can't possibly teach you everything you'll encounter. That said, we can get some critical skills under your belt. And then you can just continue to riff with this peer network. And that has been a very, I would say, unique thing about the manager training I run and something that is so fulfilling to me. I have a very tiny business. Those are, in weird ways, kind of my colleagues, the funny jokes they tell or those personalities. That was another thing that we had to let go of. In 2020, I was going to have the first reunion. CHAD: Oh yeah. We actually talked about that in the previous episode as an idea. JEN: Heartbreaking. Yeah, it was called Encore. Basically, it was a follow-up and open to anybody that has already taken SNYAM, So Now You're a Manager. I had people who pitched talks, and we had selected them. And yeah, we had to pull the plug on that. So my hope is that next year we can do that. And now we've got almost...actually; I think we just hit 300 people, so maybe 50 will come, I don't know. We'll see. But I like the idea of providing a space for these folks who were new managers when I knew them and when they came through me but have gained some skills themselves and could become thought leaders in this management space. And whenever the world is ready for it, I'm excited to put that together. CHAD: Yeah, that's awesome. That sense of community is one thing I've struggled with, to be honest. Because having done this for 18 years, there aren't many people who worked at the company that work there now anymore. [chuckles] We've grown too. So I no longer have the close personal relationship that I had with most people at the company before or close work relationships. And combined with as we've grown, it's harder...you have to be more of a leader. You have to put yourself aside. It's harder to always be a servant to others. And then I found that especially difficult last year. And it's part of why I needed to not be CEO anymore and to transition to the COO role. Because I couldn't be in a position where everyone was always looking to me continually to make...and as distributed as we are, one of our values is self-management. But continually always looking to me to be the one who always has an answer, who is the stable one, I needed a break from that. So it's been nice, the transition. JEN: I was going to say is it better? CHAD: [chuckles] So it's a little bit different than I expected. So what happened was we made that change. We made other changes, and that was all going well. And then, in February, the largest vaccine scheduling provider in the United States came to us and needed help scaling the infrastructure and all that stuff. JEN: Oh my God. That's exciting. CHAD: And so I, along with a crack team of other experienced thoughtboters, went and spent all of our time focused on that. It has pros and cons, which is right as I was transitioning into a new role; I completely got pulled away and started working full-time with that client for a very important cause, which is the reason why we did it and decided it was worth it. The silver lining is it put everyone else in a position where we went very quickly from Chad's no longer the CEO to Chad's not here right now. [chuckles] And that was unexpected. But I think that it had downsides, but it had upsides too in terms of really being in a position where people could come into their own, into their new roles and sort of a forcing function for some of the changes that we needed to make. JEN: You know, I'll give you major props on that, Chad. Because 18 years and especially, I think this about a lot of things, but especially business here, people get stuck. They really do. They get stuck, especially founders, CEOs. They don't know how to get out of something if they're tired. And there are not a lot of models for what that could look like. The biggest disservice someone could make to leading a company would be to not really be feeling it because that shit trickles down. And if you're tired or if it's not your thing anymore, really, the biggest gift you can give is to go get aligned somewhere else and then hand over the reins to what I keep thinking of as the next generation. I coach a lot of people, or I work with a lot of people who are in the middle, let's say, so they're not C-suite, and they're not newest managers, but they're sort of senior there. They're totally ready to go. I can't overstate that. [chuckles] Will they mess stuff up? Sure. So did you. Will they have questions? Absolutely. But the next generation of every company it's the most strategic thing that a CEO could do is to think, what happens if I'm not here? That allows you to take a freaking vacation, like take a month off. Or that allows you to meet such a huge civic call, which you're describing here, and step away. Or again, God forbid something happened, and you get very sick; it allows the company to be bigger than yourself. So I just commend you on even having the courage to step towards COO and then obviously also kind of redirect as needed this year. But I hope that if there are other CEOs listening or folks in the C-suite who are wiped, this is my gentle nudge to them to hand over the reins at some point. Because you'll get a paycheck, I'm sure you can figure that. CHAD: [chuckles] Being wiped was one small part of it. And I had Diana on who's the new CEO, and we talked about this. We had grown to a certain point. Also, to toot my own horn, I had done a really good job of building a team of managing directors who were really good at what they were doing. And I was no longer the best manager for them. I was no longer what they needed in order to continue to grow. I could do it, but I wasn't the best person for it. So that was the overriding reason to make the change, and being tired and needing to not always be the one that everyone was looking to was certainly a part of it. But yeah, it's been good. JEN: Yeah. I figured we would get there at some point, but we talked a little bit earlier about how I have this new product coming out in September. So the product is called Manager Weeklies, and it's basically...I got to figure out the exact noun for this. I guess this is the marketing moment. [chuckles] But it's basically a small notebook. The way I think of it is it helps you take a deep breath before your week starts. And so I'm not messing with your to-do lists. Everybody has different versions of that, Trello or wherever the heck you keep it. But before you start the week, it is so important to wonder where's my energy at? What's my perspective? What are the couple of priorities? What am I blocking? Just a couple of invitation questions there. And then the idea is that you then can do this on whatever, a Sunday night or Monday morning. And then the rest of the week has, I feel like I've said intention 50 times in this conversation but has intention in it. You can decline those three meetings because they're not the highest priority. You can make some space to actually do the work that comes out of the meetings that you're in. And what I have watched over the last maybe three years are my coaching clients who get themselves together at the beginning of the week who have some sort of practice about setting things up in a good way are the most successful. They get the promotions because they look like they know what they're doing because they do. So anyway, it's called Manager Weeklies. So it's a small notebook. Each notebook is for a quarter. And then, because I'm a coach, I also filled it with other good stuff. Like at the end, there are all kinds of prompts for ways to give praise to people on your team, ways to give feedback, ways to handle conflict, ways to say, "Yes, no, maybe." And then there's a Work Wheel tool at the very end. And so my hope is that people who just feel like they show up on a Monday already behind that they would find some help with that intention. And I feel like what you're saying is that self-awareness component that came through for you, Chad, to say, I'm not the best at this, and also, I'm a little fatigued and so, therefore, deep breath. Here's the strategy going forward. It wasn't reactive, but there was some thought behind it. And so we'll see this fall people get a chance to try that out. CHAD: That's awesome. I feel like it's getting back to your roots but also building on it. So for people who don't know, the Plucky Cards were actually the first way that I was introduced to you was someone showing me a pack of those cards. So, where can people find out more about that? JEN: The best way for people to find any information is just to subscribe to the newsletter. I send it once a month. It's usually a reflection on work, life, something going on there. So if you go to beplucky.com/newsletter, then you'll be first in the know. What's very funny, Chad, is I have a former coaching client who holds the record now. He was the first one to buy the first pack of cards. He was the first one to buy the second pack of cards. [laughs] And he was also the first one to do this Small Group ticket that I recently did as a little offshoot of Plucky. So anyway, in my mind, I always laugh, and I wonder, I wonder if he's going to grab the first pack of Manager Weeklies this fall. But you're right. They certainly plug and play with the cards very well where there's even space in the weekly template to say, what's the one-on-one topic for the week? So it could be a card that you pull, and you use, or it could just be something else going on in the world that you want to bring to all the one-on-ones. But I feel like there are a lot of things I'm not great at in the world, but the things I am good at are people. And then I listen to people over and over again through all of these experiences. And I try to hear what else do they need? What weird little thing can I invent that could help them with some of these things that they struggle with? And I'm also just really mindful of the fact that not everybody has the budget for coaching or for manager training. And I would love for Plucky to be a brand that even if you work for a nonprofit or if you don't have the money to pay for some of those more expensive things that you would have 35 bucks for a pack of cards or 20 bucks or whatever the pricing will be for the notebooks and that you can engage with my brand, even if you're not very wealthy. And I feel like as a person who works and serves an industry like tech, that is always really a priority for me to not only coach or work with the people with the most money. CHAD: Yeah. If I remember right, you designed the cards, right? JEN: Oh my God, I wish. No. CHAD: Oh, okay. JEN: For the first pack of cards I worked with, I don't know if you know him, Greg Storey. CHAD: Yeah. JEN: He's great. Greg Storey did my first deck of cards, and then he moved on, and he's doing other interesting things with his career. So I have a designer who helped me with the second deck of cards called the Manager Pack. So that's questions for managers of managers to bring to one-on-ones, and then the Manager Weeklies are coming out. I've been collaborating with a woman who runs a design little shop called YupGup in Delaware. So her name is Joni. So it is so wild, Chad. I wish that I had any design sense. But it's like, I make these things which look like a terrible PowerPoint. I'm like, here, then there will be a bullet. And then I give it to a designer like Joni at YupGup, and all of a sudden, she has a logo. And then she has some emojis and colors. And I'm like, this is how I felt when I was pregnant, and someone showed me a sonogram, and I was like, (gasps) there's a baby in there. CHAD: [laughs] JEN: This is how I felt when she showed me them, and it was so exciting. And I will never be good enough to even be talented at all to make these things myself. But I hold the idea, and then I find someone who wants to help me make that in the world. It's just magical. That is so fun for me. And so I just ordered them. Actually, I ordered 1,000 of them about three hours ago. And so they'll come in August, and I just know it will be very surreal when I open the box and look at them and think about how many people in the world and pens in the world will be used to set intention, to set up people's weeks and hopefully, make a softer and more fair and thoughtful place to work. CHAD: And one of the things I love about your business and products is that you know you're having an impact beyond that 1,000 notebooks that you put out in the world because each of those people manages 3, 4, 6, 7 people. And if you can make work better for those people, then you have a 7,000-person impact. JEN: Yeah. And it's funny you say that because I think that recently...I keep saying I'm about to go away for a month or just be out of work for a month as a break after this whole COVID time. Since starting Plucky eight years ago, I didn't really have a model. I am not a traditional business. And even though many people kept saying, "When are you going to hire? When are you going to build the team? When are you going to do all of that?" That is not the shape of Plucky medium-term or long-term. I'm not going to be a coach factory. I certainly could, but then I'd end up super burned out and not liking my job. And then I'd have a sad company, and it would be bad. So I don't want to do that. CHAD: And that's literally the opposite of Plucky. JEN: Right. I mean, in the name, right? So, where I have landed as a model is to look at what artists do. And you would never take an artist...I really like Lisa Congdon in Portland. She's a cool, cool artist. And I've heard her speak, and I like her a lot. And what would Lisa Congdon's team look like? She sure isn't hiring other artists to do the work that she's over-signed up for. You get Lisa. And so she has a shop, and then she has partnerships where she teaches at different universities. And as I move into the ninth year here, I'm thinking a lot about what's standing between me and Plucky's shape and what an artist like Lisa Congdon has going on? And honestly, fully transparently, I think it's that I need to own that Plucky is me. And it's so messy in marketing. Do you use the royal 'we'? We at Plucky? Who is we? And I think that there's some good growth in front of me this fall and next year to say, yeah, I'm Jen, and I run a company called Plucky. And I'm putting this stuff out in the world, and I hope to have ripple effects. And it won't be by hiring 100 people. It'll be just like you described, selling things to X people, and then those people's reports, those ripples will follow down. And I'm really grateful to have found myself in this place because I love coming to work every day. CHAD: Awesome. Well, even though you love coming to work every day, also enjoy your vacation. JEN: Oh my God. Thank you. CHAD: And your time off and your time to reflect. JEN: Yes, thank you so much. CHAD: You already mentioned the website, but again, mention that, and then are there other places that people can follow along or get in touch with you? JEN: Yes, sure. So the newsletter, like I said, is beplucky.com/newsletter. On Twitter, you can look at @BePlucky. I'm on LinkedIn, too, obviously for Plucky. And then I have basically a behind-the-scenes account on Instagram because it was too annoying...Like, what do you take pictures of, Chad, when you're a coach? You can't take pictures of confidential conversations. CHAD: [laughs] JEN: So Instagram, I was like, I don't know what to do with this anymore. So anyway, I just have a behind-the-scenes one over there, which is called bepluckster because somebody else had it. So yeah, so all those ways. And also, I just generally say that if you're a person listening to this podcast and you just wanted to say something to me or ask a question, you should always just email me. It's just hello@beplucky.com. I love just hearing from people. And I might not be able to send you a three-page essay back, but I really love just interacting. And if something moved you or made you think about something, whether that was something I said or Chad, you can always just shoot me a note and tell me what you're thinking. I am not precious about that. CHAD: Awesome. Likewise. So you can subscribe to the show and find notes for this episode at giantrobots.fm. If you have questions or comments, email us at hosts@giantrobots.fm. You can find me on Twitter @cpytel. This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot and produced and edited by Mandy Moore. Thanks for listening. Thanks for joining us, Jen. JEN: Thank you. Announcer: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success. Special Guest: Jen Dary.