Talking to makers about all things money and marketing. For the last month I’ve been running free, drop-in business strategy calls through Craft Uncommon. It’s been wonderful to connect with small business owners all over the world and help them through the next stage of their business. You can sign up for Craft Uncommon’s newsletter to stay up to date with what I’m building over there.
Writing content for a few fintechs. I’m working on a series of foundational, financial education pieces for one client which I’ve been enjoying. I’ve got space for a new writing client in July and if you’d like that to be you, get in touch!
Learning about the history of systemic racism in Canada. I’m currently reading The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole, which I highly recommend to other Toronto folk, and I’m about to start Indigenous Writes by Chelsea Vowel.
Sewing! The goal is to emerge from self-isolation with a few me-made clothes that I love. First up, Paper Theory Pattern’s Zadie Jumpsuit.
Reminding myself of this *points below*. When we’re trying to get noticed, it’s tempting to file down our edges in the hopes that we’ll appeal to more people. It’s tempting to go straight for the masses and build for the middle. But the change you seek to make doesn’t live in the middle, it’s at the edges.
Updated June 23, 2020.
(Graphic was drawn by my expert* hand so no sharing without credit, OK?)
Thanks to Derek Sivers for making now pages a thing. Because, let’s face it, they’re a heck of a lot more interesting than your traditional about page.