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Why I Started WP Site Care

This is an internal memo I shared with our team at WP Site Care that I wanted to share with the world so they can get a small taste of what drives me every day. If you’re involved in a small business, what drives you? I’d love to hear about in the comments! Most of […]

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Dear Silicon Valley, Unicorns Aren’t Real

Has anyone told those Silicon Valley bros that unicorns aren’t real? Maybe if they knew unicorns were what some dude came up with when he was high and jokingly asked his friend what would happen if a horse hooked up with a narwhal they’d stop making asinine criticisms about how Trello only sold for FOUR.HUNDRED.MILLION.DOLLARS. […]

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Don’t Be Afraid of Saying “I Don’t Know”

No one can be an expert at everything. It sounds obvious, but throughout my professional career, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of working with dozens of individuals who actually did know everything. I mean, they never actually came out and said they knew everything, but I never heard them say they didn’t know everything, so […]

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Do You Really Want Feedback?

Or do you want me to pander and let you know how amazing it is that you’ve built a thing? Any… thing? In the world of feedback, friendly feedback and honest feedback aren’t even in the same universe. Be one who gives it straight. — Jason Fried (@jasonfried) December 14, 2015 About a year ago […]

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Why I Don’t Give Business Advice

I don’t give business advice because I’m not qualified to give people business advice. I get hit up with new business ideas at least a couple of times a week. Some people have new ideas and other people want to know about reducing churn rates or increasing the LTV of their current customers. Weird, businessy stuff. […]

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Great Brands Don’t Follow Trends, They Create Them

The title of this blog post is a quote from a book that I’ve been reading, What Great Brands Do. It’s been a fantastic read so far, and the idea of creating trends instead of following them has stuck out to me more than any other idea. The author, Denise Lee Yohn goes further with […]

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How An Unattainable Donut Made My Business Better

I’ve been to a myriad of fancy New York City bakeries. I’ve even enjoyed a French pastry (or 10) in Paris before. Those experiences were obviously amazing, but the best cruller I’ve ever had was made by the grocery store bakery in Spanish Fork, Utah. I wouldn’t make this stuff up. I even sang to the […]

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LoopConf, My Amazon Addiction, and Building WP Site Care

I’ve been getting around a little bit lately. I’ve been invited to be on a few podcasts (they ran out of other candidates apparently), and figured this blog would be as good of a place as any to share them with you. I actually really enjoy being on podcasts, so if you run a podcast, […]