5 Step Formula: How to Earn More Referrals

By |2020-02-03T11:35:32+13:00October 17th, 2013|Blog, Business, Entrepreneur, How To, Pura Vida MultiMedia, Sales|

You strike up a conversation with a guy at a coffee shop. It’s a good chat. You’ve made an acquaintance. Congratulations! At this point in the new relationship, how comfortable are you with asking him to borrow his car? How about inviting yourself over to his house for dinner that evening? Awkward silence, right? If you’re [...]

7 Tips To Become A More Interesting Person

By |2016-12-20T07:37:24+13:00January 2nd, 2013|Blog, Business, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur, Pura Vida MultiMedia|

There are nearly seven billion people in the world today. Why would anyone stop what they’re doing and talk to you? It's an important question for anyone, but if you’re involved in sales, self-marketing, or running your own business, you have to be interesting to new people all the time. New customers, new prospective customers, [...]

Laptop Living and Working All The Time

By |2016-12-10T16:12:05+13:00December 4th, 2012|Blog, Business, Entrepreneur, Productivity, Pura Vida MultiMedia, Slider|

With my backpack and cell reception, I can functionally work from anywhere I please. The beach, the mountains, a Central American cafe, or out in the wilderness...wherever I have my backpack, cell reception, and time, I can work. I can write, or post, or call, or Skype, with anyone, anywhere in the world, from anywhere [...]

Dream job? Check.

By |2011-09-20T09:09:54+12:00September 20th, 2011|Business, Introspection|

I’ve got my dream job. Ramit Sethi asked in this post about people who have successfully achieved their dream job, and my comment on the post got lots of responses. So I realized it’s time for me to describe it on my own blog. I design websites while living in Costa Rica. It [...]

New Resume

By |2011-07-12T19:50:39+12:00July 12th, 2011|Business|

As I'm sure you know, the economy stinks. Looking for a job in Portland (a digitally-savvy city) for a job in digital media (where there are lots of unemployed digital media enthusiasts) is like walking into a refugee camp and asking for a Denver omelette with a side of bacon. Other people are eating, sure, [...]

Editing Across Mediums

By |2011-04-29T20:45:40+12:00April 29th, 2011|Business|

Today, I had the good fortune of working on two separate editing projects Writing -Editing: a nonfiction book proposal Video - Editing: a 30 minute multicamera interview and I learned a valuable insight. Editing is the process of removing the fluff that helps us tell our stories. This fluff, consisting of ums, false [...]

Alone, I don’t go far.

By |2011-03-02T15:30:52+13:00March 2nd, 2011|Business, Introspection|

I am squashing my ability to accomplish by trying to accomplish everything alone. I am sitting in an empty television studio, that I have access to today, by myself. Symbolically, I cannot record. I had a basic idea of how to do it; I brought one DVD and a seven minute juggling act, and thought [...]

2000 business cards. Phew.

By |2011-01-25T21:05:15+13:00January 25th, 2011|Business|

I went through my old stash of business cards tonight, and it was very illuminative. While no announcement has been made yet, I'm preparing to launch a new marketing company (web design, content, and video).  I went through all of my old business cards and culled out all the ones who would not take my [...]

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