The price of becoming a badass is frequently falling on your ass!

First time using Zoom for workshop

I made a bunch of mistakes (fumbled with displaying slides via Share Screen, got people’s names wrong). Also had a great time presenting a normally in-person 2-hour workshop via Zoom video conference! Zoom tip: When I switched to Share screen mode I noticed all the participants names disappear. I want to be able to address …

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Pomp Podcast #256: Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya on How To Invest in This Crisis

The Pomp Podcast with host Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano and guest, Chamath Palihapitiya, the CEO of Social Capital, the Chairman of Virgin Galactic, and the owner of the Golden State Warriors. In this conversation, Chamath and Anthony discuss how billionaires quarantine, where Chamath currently has capital invested, how he thinks we can solve the structural issues …

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Social media is the carnival ride you go looking for

It can be the roller coaster, the tea cups, the submarine, the ferris wheel, the fun house. You can ride again, choose another ride, cheer on others, relax in the park, sit and eat ice cream. You’re the tour guide. You can even leave the amusement park.

Frustration As A Tool

Frustration is a compass that’s ​sewn into your heart. And it blasts a siren every time your life gets off course. Like, “Shit, you’re veering off course. Get the hell back on track!” That’s the power of frustration when it’s used as a tool.

Technology Will Replace Essential Workers

Coronavirus pandemic stay-home orders, essential workers, and the need to learn an essential new skill-set. My daughter is an essential worker at Target, and is very worried about getting infected by SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the public continues to shop at Target. She would LOVE to stay home and not risk hers and her son’s …

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What Part Of Public Speaking Makes You Nervous?

The public part or the speaking part? The following Facebook comments from fellow Toastmasters provide a deeper insight than I imagined: Author W. Faye Portman: “Speaking [part]. Saying the wrong thing.” Linda Thompson: “Pubic part. I like talking.” Clark Pierce: “For me it’s the public part depending on the audience and topic. I gave a speech about failure …

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The bigger your mistakes in Toastmasters, the less you'll look ruffled in real life.

Make Bigger Mistakes In Toastmasters

The bigger your mistakes in Toastmasters, the less you’ll look ruffled in real life!

Moneydance – Move Category Transactions With Batch Change

If you use Moneydance for your accounting, like I do, and need to move a shitload of transactions from an old Category to a new Category, I just tried this technique from Kevin N. in the InfiniteKind forum – and it totally works. Example time. I have an old expense Category called: “Business – Web & Graphics …

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How can I cope with embarrassment?

Smile and take a deep breath! Embarrassment is like a plot-twist in a movie that you didn’t see coming – it’s a shocking surprise. And like Simon Huggins mentions: ride it out. When you feel embarrassed: smile, breathe, and allow it. Let the moment live. Then get right back to building your startup, writing your book or …

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Toastmasters Public Speaking Takeaways for Dec 2019

Each speech does not have to be perfect. You can mess up your next speech too. Your speaking path is an arc of fumbles that leads to self-confidence. When it comes to practicing public speaking in front of your Toastmasters club, feeling the feeling of feeling awkward is your goal. Flip the script on your …

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