Posts by Nando Journeyman

Quote About Starting Over by Seneca

Starting Over

Today is the first day of my new “unemployment”. Earlier this week I signed away the business I had been building since 2012. Chalk it up to the ol’ “incompatible business partners” with a little burnout thrown in, but the reality is that somewhere in the madness that is building a fast-growing, successful digital agency,…

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Back to the drawing board quote by Seth Godin

Back to the drawing board, he said.

I wasn’t planning on posting today, nor making this graphic, but Seth has a way of writing the right stuff for me at the right time. This feeling, a mix of frustration, apprehension, when one must go back to the drawing board, can be overwhelming. I needed to read this. I created this shareable in…

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Quote The Warrior and The Artist

The Warrior and The Artist…

The biggest challenge of this path we have chosen is, without a doubt, the weight of starting over. No matter how much you’ve learned, worked, or fought for it, if you do creative work, you will be starting over. And over, again. Hasn’t happened to you yet? Get ready. When it comes, remember what you…

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Andre Gide Quote About Courage To Move On

About The Courage To Move On

Isn’t it tempting to stay close to the shore? That “known good” feels safe. Relationships, business, even menu items. How do you know that gut feeling that tells you to move on isn’t a horrible mistake? You don’t. That’s why it takes courage to move on. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the…

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Quote About Success and Action by Anthony Robbins

RE: Success and Action

There’s something about these times –maybe it’s how easy it is to broadcast our messages, how easy it is to have a tribe to pay attention to them– that seems to be promoting the glorification of The Idea. From conferences to memes, ideas have it easy this time and age. And yet, I’ never known…

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Quote About Understanding Business RE: Delegation

To Understand A Business…

Can you imagine teaching something, or evaluating someone on something you know nothing about? Can you imagine a foreman trying to get the building finished when he’s never built himself? Is it conceivable for someone to supervise the hairdresser without having any experience hairdressing? Can you delegate someone reporting the work you do in your…

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The Wantrepreneur and Monkey Work

“Monkey Work”

You gotta love the bravado of the wantentrepreneur who talks about delegating/ outsourcing/ offshoring work he has no idea how to do himself, and has the cojones to call it “Monkey Work”. I know, I know, it sounds smart. I sounds like you’re trying to be “cost-effective”. You want to stick to “high-level” thinking. Whatever……

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Quote On Giving Up, Quitting by Ross Perot

On Quitting

Isn’t that right? There’s certainly wisdom in knowing when to quit (Seth Godin calls it “Trashing Early”), but have you ever quit doing something only to realize –or worse, go on with the sick feeling– you should have stuck to it? It’s a delicate matter. I have no easy answer for this one. But I…

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Unsplash Converse Fields by Ilham-rahmansyah

First Things First: Start With Why

If you could have anything you want, a realistic opportunity (no fantasies) to get one thing, would you be ready to ask for exactly the thing you want? I wasn’t, and the realization I didn’t know what I wanted in that moment has opened my eyes, and woken a determination I didn’t know I had…

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Quote about taking shortcuts

On taking shortcuts…

One of the most annoying things about my line of work is having to politely answer over and over again questions that amount to: “How can I cheat the system?” Seriously. Let’s start with the easy stuff. If we’re talking about digital marketing (e.g. “How can I quickly/easily/cheaply get on the first page of Google?”)…

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Nando lounging at a coffee shop in Austin, Texas ShabbyPic

That Time I Was Famous For 15 Minutes…

This is now more than a month old, but I wanted to share it anyways. Hey, if this was my 15 minutes, I want to make the most of it. It’s difficult not to be flattered when someone asks to interview you. “Why me?” one asks. I guess, to an extent, I consider what I…

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A Good Idea Acted Upon (Quotes About Action)

A Good Idea Acted Upon…

This town is chock-full of people with ideas. In fact, I’ve met people who have had great ideas for very many years. They still do. They tell everyone about it. They nurture their idea. They agonize over it. They fill with joy when it’s validated at a meetup or conference. I’m not sure any of…

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