FRANKLY FRIDAYS

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Your Dreams and Your Schemes
When I was 12, I wanted to work at the music store more than anything. I had no idea how to get a job, and no idea what I would do there. I just loved making music and wanted to be around it. I...
Your Dreams and Your Schemes
When I was 12, I wanted to work at the music store more than anything. I had no idea how to get a job, and no idea what I would do there. I just loved making music and wanted to be around it. I...
Letter to Jude
Jude, Today is the day you will meet a group of people you will know the rest of your life: Your best friend. Your partner in crime. Your arch enemy. The several who won’t understand...
Saying What Needs to be Said
When you were a kid, you had no trouble offering your voice to the world freely. Then one day, you became aware of other people’s opinions. Ever since then you’ve spoken...
How To Spot Meaningless Work
While attempting to explain our company values, our process, and our strategy to a new client, he interrupted: "Yeah, yeah, yeah, how much is it gonna cost?" Red flag number one. We shifted...
Complaining vs. Compelling
As the saying goes, finding happiness is 10% the cards you are dealt, and 90% how you play them. Those born into riches often find it challenging to find meaning in their work, and those born into...
Feeding Wolves
A good friend told me a story this week about an old Cherokee. It goes like this: An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the...
What Are You Trading it For?
This week America spent 7 billion dollars celebrating what can be summarized in one word: freedom. We celebrate to honor our country and those who died making it. It’s a really important...
PROS VS. AMATEURS
About 15 years ago I got my first chance to play in a band full of professional musicians. It changed my life! Ever since that day, I’ve intuitively been wondering why that was such an...
The Clothes Monster
“Okay, so our film is going to be about a clothes monster! What do you think?” Silence. I didn’t know what to say. We were 3 hours into SATO48, a film competition where you get 48 hours...