“Make analogies, see if they work.” – Virgil Abloh

As a creative, I wish I understood this when I was younger. When you’re just getting started it’s easy to try to be totally different when really if we understand what’s at the heart of our project or inspiration we’ll find a historical precedent to ground the idea. From there you can build on the idea in a much more … Read More

Jargon vs. Lingo

Seth Godin’s blog and newsletter are so good. I liked this recent one so much I decided to do a post about it. Jargon vs Lingo “Jargon is intentionally off-putting, and lingo reminds us how connected we are. They might look similar, but the intent is what matters. Jargon is a place to hide, a chance to show off, a … Read More

The Map of Consciousness: 2021 Updated Version

I’ve been digging into David R. Hawkins for the first time and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the map of consciousness. It was one of the most helpful visual models for me when I first saw it on a @aaron_doughty44 vid (thank you!) and the more I keep it in mind the more it seems to give. Just seeing … Read More

One Thing a Day

One quote,  One idea, One insight a day… Seneca on the path to wisdom Shoutout to The Daily Stoic. 

As Above, So Below

Something new always starts out fun and exciting.  You’re on the way up, high on the thought of new.    And then you peak out. New questions come up. Uncertainty and buyers remorse creep in.  Before you know it you’ve hit bottom.   As above, so below. At the bottom there is a calling. To learn and adapt, or to … Read More

Everything is on a Spectrum

Newton first introduced the idea of the spectrum of color.  From low frequency to high frequency colors.  The Wave Model of Growth introduces the spectrum of relationship frequencies.  From low 1x frequency to high 13x frequency per year.  But everything is on a spectrum. I’ve found this to be a really helpful mental model and concept I learned to apply … Read More

Transactional vs Relational

The slowest and most expensive way to grow is with a transactional strategy.  When you acquire a customer they only buy from you one time. Usually because it was convenient or cheap.    The fastest and least expensive way to grow is with a relational strategy. When you acquire a customer they buy from you more than once. Because the … Read More

Energy, Frequency and Vibration

This quote has popped up twice for me and been helpful. The first time about was a year ago when I just started learning about cycles/sine waves and it helped inspire the ideas I’ll be sharing with you here. The second time was a few months ago, I had just come back to PDX from Boulder where I had lunch … Read More

What is The Wave Model of Growth?

In the midst of the current pandemic, we’re all missing our routines right now.  From the friendly hello at the coffee shop to our other favorite regular businesses, we’re missing the normal recurring relationships we have.  The frequency of our recurring relationships is something in business we often don’t focus on enough.  The board is more concerned with Monthly Recurring … Read More