ask

“how did I get an interview with kurt cobain? I ASKED.”

nardwuar the human serviette is an eccentric radio personality known for hosting incredible interviews with musicians. he is loved for his quirks, his personality, and in-depth research/preparation for his interviews. his subjects are often surprised at how much he knows.

in his ted talk, nardwuar tells us the secret to how get got as many great interview subjects as he did: he asked.

sahil lavignia is the ceo of gumroad, a kind of commerce platform for the indie creator. his twitter (and gumroad’s twitter) is full of encouragement. you’ll find that both accounts root for the underdog on a daily basis, because it’s the underdog who needs that extra push the most.

me? i’m encouraging you to ask. ask for help, as for your next gig, ask someone you admire for a pointer in the right direction. you don’t necessarily have to go at the entire journey alone.

it’s interview day!

hullo folks! as you may know, i work with videographer jaron nix to produce a weekly video/podcast interview series called the orbit. today, we are interviewing moji of blue daisi consulting, who makes it her business to help companies big and small become more planet-friendly.

this blog, the interview series, and all the other stuff that goes into building this community takes time and money. if you’re a fan of the vision and want to drop $5/mo into my patreon tip jar, it would be greatly appreciated. your contribution allows me to continue to bring you more interviews, along with actionable strategies to prepare yourself for the future of work.

thanks in advance, and even if you can’t pledge, i’m happy to have you in my orbit.

personal can be professional

i believe that being genuine is incredibly important in business. we are all too familiar with the used-car-salesman trope of a person who is very skilled at duping us into buying garbage. however, businesses that succeed are ones that foster trust, and being honest and genuine is a vehicle to getting you there.

i run a weekly podcast/video series called the orbit in which we interview entrepreneurs, freelancers, and assorted creatives. the idea is bringing together folks who have this genuine, personal quality that is hard to come by with larger businesses. much like how we go to the mom & pop coffee shops to get a little bit of neighborhood soul, working with smaller businesses allow us to spend our money closer to where our values lie.

if this sounds like your cup of tea, i invite you to listen to the podcast or watch the video series. but further, if you are already familiar with the show, we are also on patreon. here, you can pledge $5/mo to support our vision and in return get access to bonus q+A sessions, our community on discord, and written highlights from each interview. find out more here.