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(OK, I will.)

Writing In Pencil

Guess what. Sometimes I journal in the mornings, and when I do, I do it with a good old-fashioned Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencil. (Dixon Ticonderoga is the only good pencil.) I don’t do this to be offbeat or hipster or intentionally analog—well, I DO do it to be intentionally analog, I have enough screen time in my…

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How To Say NO

So, let’s talk about saying no. Honestly? It sucks. It’s exhausting to continually have to opt out of things “everyone else” has no problem with. Piling into a hotel room with 3 other people to save money? Great! Driving back Monday morning and having a work call that afternoon? No problemo! But nobody’s talking about…

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Do you have a word shit list?

Do you have a Word Shit List? These are the marketing buzzwords, internet clichés, and pop-culture-isms that are: played out, culturally appropriative, sexist, misrepresentative, or just plain annoying. It’s a list of language you’d like to exclude from your brand, for whatever reason. (See also: “I don’t want to” = a valid reason.) There’s an…

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Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett

Remember in Save The Last Dance, when Julia Stiles impresses her new English teacher at the all-black school she’s forced to go to after her mother dies in a car accident on the way to Julia’s Juilliard audition, and she’s forced to move in with her weird jazz dad in Chicago’s South Side, and many…

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Emails for cult thought leaders.

(Personality included.)

Want to learn how to craft emails that inspire action and engagement WITHOUT the “tried and true” (cough: patriarchal) norms we’ve all been taught?

I’m doing it, and I can show you how to do it, too.

(But sometimes, I also like to write about the books I’m reading, or the creative process, or the entrepreneurial experience, or why I hate Steve Jobs, or how I met my BFF. I’ll send you emails like that, too.)

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*Just kidding. It’s only an email list.

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