A conversation with Dusti yesterday prompted me to check our post count. We just crossed 600 posts.
While quantity isn’t necessarily something to be excited about – after all, it’s easy to post crap – I’m proud of the quality of our content. To be completely transparent, I wasn’t feeling this as much until I started compiling my top 10 from the last 100 posts and some of ’em started fighting to be included in there. Celebrating and acknowledging the great work we do is a continual practice for all of us.
Here are my favorite picks of the last 100 posts. (Fair warning: I’m cheating by chunking some into series.)
- The Great Connections Lead to Great Ideas Core Conversation. There are so many brilliant writers and thinkers in this month-long series that I won’t even begin to start name-dropping. Just read it.
- The Reset Series. Our autobiographical posts are rarely my favorite, but I’m proud of this one because a past version of myself had the courage to talk about our personal bout with PTSD and mental illness.
- The Hidden Economics of the Mega Launch Strategy. This post highlights the downsides of successive and continual launching.
- How to Deal with Copycats and Idea Thieves. Don’t mark your territory; go where the air is thinner.
- A Few Words on No Goals. Or: why one way isn’t the only way.
- So Much More Than Damaged Goods. A post about writing a different story about the challenges we’ve faced.
- Focus on the People Keeping Your Lights On. A reminder to love the ones you’re with.
- An Open Letter to Small Business Owners. We can win in small business but only when we’re playing the right game.
- Get More Done By Limiting White Space. A counter-intuitive reason why whitespace is so hard to deal with.
- A Different Past Would Have Changed You – So What? Rather than focusing on what you might have done and been, focus on what you can and will do.
I also wanted to take a minute and point you to some of our contributor’s phenomenal posts:
- Nathalie Lussier’s Are You Ready To Strip Your Business Down to The Essential Numbers?
- Cath Duncan’s Getting Some Perspective on Your Epic Losses and Failures
- Megan Morris’s Your Wheelhouse (In or Out of your Inbox)
- Al Pittampalli’s Decisions, Decisions – Are You Planning or Stalling?
- Ethan Waldman’s Building Your Campfire: Three Keys to Gaining Influence Online
Thanks for your continued support and readership. We won’t be stopping any time soon and we’re still just getting warmed up.