Agency origin stories

Originally my idea was to do a podcast about the origins of agencies. But that seems too limiting. What about the young whipper snapper that has built a big book at an old agency? So I’m shifting to agent origin stories. The name still works — How I Built This Agency.

Go big with your podcast

Well, I’m starting out with what I’ve listened to. Tim Ferris interviewed Steven Pressfield and I like both of those gents. I liked the interview. Pressfield’s advice on how to write fiction struck me. He said to write the crazy thing, the thing that scares you. I’m getting ready to start a podcast about insurance … Continue reading Go big with your podcast

So I went away

And I stopped writing. But I started riding my bike. Consistently. And it feels good. I rode 50 miles yesterday. I want to blog more consistently. Seth Godin’s The Practice gor me moving again: Blog every day. It’s easy, it’s free and it establishes your identity long before the market cares about who you are … Continue reading So I went away

Something new

I went to bed last night, Election Night, wanting to do something more productive with my brain. It was 1:30 am and I was endlessly scrolling between Twitter, 538, and the New York Times. Biking. I’m going to figure out biking. So this is where I will track those efforts. What I know so far … Continue reading Something new

So much time

I had fun in college and I did well, at least if you go by grades. But I’m not sure what I really did. I’ve been thinking about this as colleges try to go back to school. It seems college students will have A LOT more time on their hands. From Politico: A friend of … Continue reading So much time

Revisiting Meditation

From the Daily Stoic: This is why we cannot be content to simply pick up a book once and judge it by that experience. It’s why we have to read and re-read. It’s why we must linger on a number of master thinkers, as Seneca said. Because the world is constantly changing, we are changing, and therefore what … Continue reading Revisiting Meditation

What you read matters

Seems obvious, right? During the pandemic, I have been trying to moderate what I read. I have found myself sucked into the same cycle: NY Times, Politico and then Twitter. and I don’t really read NAU of these sites — I just skim the headlines. I don’t learn much. But I certainly react emotionally. It’s … Continue reading What you read matters

Digital Texture and Marketing Flywheels and Seth Godin and Zoom

Writing often is a good habit. Seth Godin does it. I was about to list other daily writers. But let’s just focus on Seth Godin and the amazing flywheel that he has created. Because his flywheel completely distracted me from the original point of this post (“daily writing is good!”). I read his email every … Continue reading Digital Texture and Marketing Flywheels and Seth Godin and Zoom


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