019: Calling Mission Control 

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019: Calling Mission Control  I get a healthy amount of email during the day, and it’s important to me to spend a reasonable amount of time over the course of the work week engaged in conversation with people. As much …

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018: 3am on a Wednesday 

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018: 3am on a Wednesday  It’s Wednesday morning, 3am and I’ve got Vivaldi’s Spring I recomposition by Max Richter rocking on the airpod pros. Slippers and robe on, coffee brewed, ready to go! Usually I’m still in bed for another hour, or …

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017: Making Peace With Being Busy

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017: Making Peace With Being Busy I’m not going to lie. It’s been a bit of a busy season these past couple of weeks since returning from Costa Rica. This week we wrapped up our unveiling of CTC Circle, hosted our …

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016: I Got Called Out

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016: I Got Called Out I got called out. I woke up this morning to a message from a mentor asking me why I had strayed from a plan that was offered, and that I had wholeheartedly agreed to. I’m …

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015: The Indifference of a Vast Universe

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015: The Indifference of a Vast Universe I’m back! Feels good to drop in with you after a bit of a much needed break, and admittedly, some hammock hustling on the side. It’s funny how these things go. I haven’t taken a …

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014: Taking a Brief Pause

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014: Taking a Brief Pause This 14th issue of the Wizard’s chest marks the start of my “spring break”, which is something I’ve been looking forward to for almost three years now, since the start of the pandemic. Coming off …

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013: The Snotty Side of Re-Engagement

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013: The Snotty Side of Re-Engagement Let’s talk about re-engagement campaigns. There’s nothing more polarizing when it comes to automated email sequences. Here’s a reply I recently got in response to my latest attempt: emails like this are well-intentioned by …

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011: How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here

011: How Did We Get Here? How did we get here? At one point, you had an interest or passion that was driven by only one thing, the feeling of being lit up. You spent nights and weekends absorbing everything …

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010: I Don’t Know How Writers Do This …

I don't know how writers do this

010: I Don’t Know How Writers Do This … I don’t know how writers do this. Creating this newsletter has given me more empathy and compassion for those who have chosen this game as a profession. It’s one thing when …

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