Recently, I was invited to speak about Path Of The Freelancer
on the Freelancers' Show
, a podcast in the DevChat.tv
network. If you're not familiar with this podcast, the show discusses the challenges freelancers face and includes a panel of experienced technology freelancers and entrepreneurs.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (#8) arrives this December from director Rian Johnson. In the midst of this exciting new chapter in the latest Star Wars trilogy, production troubles came to the forefront. Colin Trevorrow, director, and co-writer of Star Wars Episode IX was fired by Lucasfilm as a result of bad collaboration and a problematic proposed script. The future of the final film in this new trilogy is in the hands of returning director J.J. Abrams (The Force Awakens).
If you've been following Star Wars news, you're also aware that the directors of the upcoming Han Solo prequel were also fired and replaced by seasoned director Ron Howard. You can read my blog about what freelancers can learn from that situation, here.
In this post, I will be providing my insights on the matter with friend Addison Williams. Addison, a writer, and marketing entrepreneur with an MFA in screenwriting.
As we dive into this topic, we’ll each provide our insight on the various milestones in the process of hiring and firing the ninth Star Wars film director, Colin Trevorrow. As we share our take, we’ll also link it to the powerful lessons entrepreneurs can take from these public business scenarios.
Read More About The Firing Of Colin Trevorrow
This post was inspired by my speaking event for the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.
What in the world does it mean to find "your voice" and use it on social media? And how do we do this mysterious thing while maintaining our professionalism? And, what matters more, being memorable, or being professional?
I don't believe we should avoid talking about certain topics (religion, politics, or money) on social media, but I do believe we should do so with discernment and a drive towards unity (not dissension). There are times when we speak on matters that will cause controversy and backlash even we seek unity, but I think we ought to present our case with openness and a willingness to engage on the topic. I also think certain channels are more appropriate for different categories of discussion. And Lastly, we also need to hone in our voice and approach when we're speaking on behalf of our company, which likely won't always share our values or approach.
So, how do we figure this all out?
Let's start with a story.
Continue Reading My Social Media Taboo Story
If you're curious about podcasting, listening that is, I've got a list of my favorite and top-rated podcasts below. I first got into Podcasting after visiting the leadership conference Catalyst
. After hearing multiple dynamic and powerful leaders speak, I wanted to dive deeper into learning from these virtual mentors.
View The List Of My Subscribed Podcasts
I contemplated not publishing a blog post today. If I didn't, I would have broken my chain of fifty consecutive weekday blog posts. Here's why I was considering it.
Last night, I began feeling sick and had an unpleasant night of pain. This morning, I saw the doctor and was given an antibiotic for my illness. This evening I'm feeling better and by tomorrow, I will no longer be contagious. But, this illness meant I took the day off from work today. I slept, rested and waited. Since I was feeling better this evening, I decided to write this blog post and not "Rest At The Inn" for my blogging challenge
Read More About Rest & Release
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