Emmet Audio

Emmet Audio

By Emmet Van Driesche
Welcome to Emmet Audio, the first podcast about spooncarving with a mix of business topics and other things related to working for myself, hustling out a living doing what I love.
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Speaking up
Which is what I am doing now.
07:13
August 12, 2020
Personal responsibility
Why it matters and how to claim it
15:48
August 11, 2020
Combating perfectionism
An idea
05:13
August 10, 2020
Take a break
There's so much to be gained
11:54
August 9, 2020
Collaborate with someone
The result is greater than the sum of the parts
21:35
August 8, 2020
Nuance is everything
Especially when you're learning a skill
08:44
August 7, 2020
Are you presenting truthfully?
And will people be disappointed if they found out more about you?
23:39
August 6, 2020
Enjoy the journey
And the destination will take care of itself
04:45
August 1, 2020
The benefit of wrapping things up
Clearing the decks so we can see clearly
06:47
July 31, 2020
Unimportant mistakes are a good thing
And we should welcome them
08:17
July 30, 2020
Change doesn't have to take much time
Improving things in brief increments
09:05
July 29, 2020
Life changes. Debt remains.
The risk of carrying debt when you don't have to.
05:36
July 28, 2020
When the foundation is rotten
Steps for doing something about it
12:34
July 27, 2020
Underlying habits
That span across activities
07:18
July 26, 2020
What story are you setting yourself up to tell about yourself?
How the framework of obligation we choose matters for our mental health
10:40
July 25, 2020
Voluntary simplicity
And how it ties into our lives
26:47
July 24, 2020
Assessing and mitigating risk
Both singular events and long-term trends
22:07
July 23, 2020
A prepared mindset
Thinking about what we can learn from the pandemic
15:58
July 22, 2020
Invest in it
Pouring more into something than is needed to make it better for the future
11:18
July 21, 2020
Do you have the wrong followers?
When are community is out of alignment with our business
18:03
July 20, 2020
Creative destruction
When something breaks, space is opened for something new
08:22
July 19, 2020
Go on a microadventure
Also: podding up
09:48
July 18, 2020
Make a plan and go
The mentality of this
21:30
July 17, 2020
Deep order- how to get it, why we need it
A bit of a ramble
22:33
July 16, 2020
Make it simple again
It doesn't need to be complex
08:08
July 14, 2020
Whack-a-mole
A blessing in disguise
08:22
July 13, 2020
Seizing the moments
Sneaking up on getting things done
08:06
July 12, 2020
Two ways of meeting your goals
And how they interact
17:17
July 11, 2020
What is quality?
And who decides?
04:47
July 10, 2020
Be personal, act professional
Remember this
11:59
July 9, 2020
Long term vs. short term selling
Why Etsy is bad for you
26:03
July 8, 2020
Wait lists and creativity
A paradox, or is it?
13:31
July 7, 2020
You don't need a website
Yet
18:47
July 6, 2020
Getting over the hump
And pausing there
06:33
July 5, 2020
The utility and danger of fences
It's complicated
11:12
July 4, 2020
BONUS: Are you ready for the next wave?
Getting yourself into a stronger financial situation during a pandemic
13:04
July 3, 2020
Can you take on more?
Setting yourself up to be in a better place in the future
06:00
July 3, 2020
Bridging the gap
Between what you want and what is immediately possible
23:41
July 2, 2020
The dirty dish phenomenon
A metaphor
06:19
July 1, 2020
Can you be too much of a teacher?
And what do you lose when you do?
13:38
June 30, 2020
Setting up a work space
The unrecognized things that matter
12:28
June 29, 2020
Ambition that serves the rest of your life, instead of competing with it.
And how to get permission to feel that way
21:53
June 28, 2020
Prioritize your skill
Or risk becoming a commodity
10:57
June 27, 2020
Tipping points and how to avoid them
Using my lawn as an example
09:22
June 26, 2020
What do we do now?
Staying engaged over the long term
19:50
June 25, 2020
Rearrange a room
Rearrange your mind
13:54
June 24, 2020
Digital vs. physical payment
One aspect
06:01
June 23, 2020
5 things that help my mental state
That number might be off, I just thought it would look better to have a number than to say here are a bunch of things
21:48
June 22, 2020
Bringing value to social media
And getting value out of it
18:39
June 20, 2020
Be prepared to stop.
On a dime. Always.
03:14
June 19, 2020
Stepping away from what's working
To discover what you can't yet imagine
10:56
June 18, 2020
Salvage what you can
Out of a situation
06:35
June 17, 2020
Where self esteem comes from
It's not from being good at things
03:23
June 16, 2020
Sometimes you need the fake bear
A story
03:51
June 15, 2020
Find something to do
If you're feeling down
01:12
June 14, 2020
Change what you're doing but keep going
So hard to do. So important
10:37
June 13, 2020
Hold onto your goals
By holding onto your habits
07:54
June 12, 2020
It's on us
To change the culture
11:37
June 11, 2020
The most important thing
If you feel like disengaging
10:08
June 10, 2020
The long tail of follow through
Making short term change last
05:43
June 9, 2020
Enjoy all of it
Not just the part that fits the label
04:58
June 6, 2020
Seeking a new normal
Shifting priorities just a bit to get the ratchet going in a different direction
10:40
June 5, 2020
A tool for thinking about life
And some examples
10:55
June 4, 2020
Keep engaging
Even when it is hard
12:12
June 3, 2020
Being clear about your priorities
And how that helps both the small and large picture
22:50
June 2, 2020
What is your moral obligation?
And how does that extend to using your voice?
21:51
June 1, 2020
Becoming grounded in yourself
Letting go of FOMO
11:51
May 31, 2020
Pricing when you're starting out
How not to shoot yourself in the foot
17:41
May 30, 2020
The intersection of social media and price
This one went in about four different directions
27:24
May 29, 2020
Buyers and sellers markets
A framework
20:50
May 28, 2020
Your price is a tool for generating demand
It's not more complicated than that.
19:36
May 27, 2020
Only move heavy things once
This is one of the greatest tricks to increase efficiency that I know of
09:21
May 26, 2020
Secrets for tidying up
Sorry this didn't get posted yesterday!
09:56
May 26, 2020
The power of creative constraints
Being limited can actually be the thing that inspires you or pushes you to do your best work
07:51
May 24, 2020
Bite sized projects
That's my zone
08:39
May 24, 2020
Getting out of a rut
And why
12:31
May 22, 2020
What is the right interval for what you are doing?
And if it isn't, do you need a new interval or a new business model?
11:14
May 21, 2020
Celebrate the victories
Because the losses will happen all on their own
07:13
May 20, 2020
The beauty of being uncool
Why irony misses the point
09:40
May 19, 2020
My system for scheduling work
And how I keep it on track
17:48
May 18, 2020
Moving fast
After thinking slow.
09:30
May 17, 2020
Balancing out your energy
In either direction
07:59
May 16, 2020
Daily space for exercise
Forty five minutes of something
02:15
May 15, 2020
Dogma
And how it affects us
17:53
May 14, 2020
The flexible one
When you are self-employed, You are by default the one you can change your schedule. And this is both fine and not fine
08:42
May 13, 2020
You don't always recognize the impact you are having
But you are having an impact nonetheless
05:57
May 12, 2020
The case for simplicity
Complexity and entropy are two sides of the same coin
05:29
May 11, 2020
The power of collaboration
And the beauty
07:07
May 10, 2020
How I use the weekends
Chores and projects
04:36
May 9, 2020
Finding your own best process
You don't need to reinvent the wheel, but you might want to
07:50
May 8, 2020
Now is the perfect time to start something
Because you don't need to crush it, you just need to keep going
06:06
May 7, 2020
What makes something classic?
And why do I love it so?
12:37
May 6, 2020
The unknown unknowns
What we don't know that we don't know can still hurt us
09:34
May 5, 2020
Becoming territorial
As spaces fill up, we feel the need to stake a claim more and more
13:44
May 4, 2020
Making your business more efficient
Going lean in lean times
21:38
May 3, 2020
Pick up the pace
Energy begets energy
01:09
May 2, 2020
Set up your space to be a business, not a hobby.
It's like dress for success, but for your physical space
08:52
May 1, 2020
You don't need to know what you're doing to begin
In fact, that should be a given.
06:08
April 30, 2020
Wabi sabi
What I think it is, and how I think we often get it wrong
05:46
April 29, 2020
Progress surges
The excitement and the risk of discouragement
06:15
April 28, 2020
Quality creep
Long-term changes and what we do and how we present ourselves
06:37
April 27, 2020
Epic days
What mindset makes them possible?
09:19
April 26, 2020
Taking care of your body
How to give a massage and other details
12:29
April 24, 2020
Becoming excellent at something
What Charli D'amelio can teach us if we listen
12:09
April 23, 2020
Layer up
Why adding to what you've already got is more powerful than starting something else
06:51
April 22, 2020
A reasonable leap
Putting yourself in a position to stretch
06:45
April 21, 2020
Perfect enough
Accepting imperfections and moving on
07:23
April 20, 2020
Handling feedback
Especially when it matters to you
03:59
April 19, 2020
Iterate
Inching your way towards your goals
05:09
April 18, 2020
Now is the time to do it for free.
If you possibly can
06:32
April 17, 2020
How much should I share?
It's different for everyone
10:06
April 16, 2020
I have a business, not a job
Here is why
09:31
April 15, 2020
Why we are certain of things
And why we shouldn't be
18:37
April 14, 2020
Finding discipline
And doing your best work because of it
08:01
April 13, 2020
Ungrateful
A cautionary tale
04:19
April 12, 2020
Act swiftly
To keep space open for change
05:08
April 11, 2020
Keeping photography fresh
Things that help me
08:12
April 10, 2020
Find some way to be helpful
Creating the culture we want to see
07:35
April 9, 2020
Teaching
What I do and why
07:02
April 8, 2020
Selling without guilting
How to pivot your business in these times
09:38
April 7, 2020
Short term and long term planning
Why you need to be doing both
21:31
April 6, 2020
Pacing yourself
Or failing at it
06:04
April 5, 2020
While you wait for your business to grow, do this
The power of site restoration
04:16
April 4, 2020
Throw mud at the wall
Trying stuff when you've got nothing to lose (which is the case for all of us)
16:31
April 3, 2020
Should I start a podcast?
How I did it and what it brings me
22:13
April 2, 2020
Kicking your side hustle up a notch
In this time of economic downturn
15:45
April 1, 2020
Should I invest in paid content?
And are sales funnels a good move?
22:58
March 31, 2020
Storytelling as the heart of any business
Especially now
13:26
March 30, 2020
Make a business plan for the present moment
Not the moment you've always been dreaming of
09:16
March 29, 2020
Making yourself recession-proof
Thoughts for these times
38:39
March 28, 2020
Squeezing a situation too hard
The problem with a scarcity mindset
06:13
March 27, 2020
Mortality
And what to do about it
07:18
March 26, 2020
What can you do?
No, really
01:58
March 26, 2020
In the darkness
Is when you see the stars the brightest
01:20
March 25, 2020
Flattening the curve
And other lessons
05:25
March 23, 2020
A spring mentality
Summer is coming
04:08
March 22, 2020
Knowing what it takes to keep you sane
And it's different for everyone
05:16
March 21, 2020
The same, but different
How we each experience the pandemic
05:03
March 20, 2020
Some ideas if you are freaking out
And need some perspective
10:50
March 19, 2020
Step up and lead
Now more than ever
06:42
March 18, 2020
Stop asking people to buy your work
And build a service that they actually need
08:57
March 17, 2020
Who do you want to be in a pandemic?
And other questions
06:35
March 16, 2020
The broader context matters
And we all exist within one
07:49
March 15, 2020
Wrapping up jobs
and moving on
05:26
March 14, 2020
Loving the business
And needing more than just that
06:25
March 13, 2020
Imagining scenarios
And holding on to our moral compass
08:00
March 12, 2020
Strategies for dealing with inspiration paralysis
The power of creative constraints and other ideas
07:30
March 11, 2020
Underestimating people
And overestimating them
09:12
March 10, 2020
Thermal inversions and meeting your goals
A metaphor
05:28
March 9, 2020
Finding the unlock to tackling things piecemeal
Sounds boring but it's actually the thing
08:17
March 9, 2020
Learning from other's failures
And sharing our own
10:29
March 6, 2020
What is my minimum viable audience?
And how does that intersect with what I want?
21:43
March 5, 2020
Making your life and business resilient
Adding a cushion
13:50
March 4, 2020
Course correction
In timing, not direction
07:53
March 3, 2020
Make your own weather system
And let your thunder be unstealable
08:59
March 2, 2020
Making space for what we want to grow into
And who we want to be
10:55
March 1, 2020
Measuring the wrong thing
Especially when we want something
07:07
February 29, 2020
Lead with generosity
People can tell otherwise
06:50
February 28, 2020
What's the story your choice let's you tell?
How I make decisions
07:40
February 27, 2020
Four levels of mastery in any craft
A useful rubric
05:42
February 26, 2020
Writing well
Thoughts upon starting the next book
14:14
February 25, 2020
Where do you find inspiration and ideas?
The power of interdisciplinary thiught
07:53
February 24, 2020
Innovation and evolution
Lessons from the Munich Transit Museum
08:01
February 23, 2020
The advantages of a commission and specials sales model
Spoiler alert: they are massive!
15:29
February 21, 2020
You need more data
And what to do with it?
05:13
February 20, 2020
Traveling habits
Even when it isn't easy
04:57
February 19, 2020
Finding the new in the familiar
Gaining perspective anywhere
02:53
February 15, 2020
The leap
How does it happen?
06:46
February 14, 2020
A sense of agency
Motivation and the balance between Independence and security
05:43
February 13, 2020
Leading with "I'm sorry"
And why we forget to do so
05:22
February 12, 2020
Understanding the details that matter
And how to present them
05:48
February 11, 2020
Breaking out of social media habits
Some ideas
07:56
February 10, 2020
Picking away at things
The power of small bites
05:08
February 9, 2020
Motivation
Internal and external
10:05
February 8, 2020
In a hotel somewhere
Notes from the road
06:40
February 7, 2020
Teaching to the individual
And the work you need to do to be good at it
06:22
February 5, 2020
Proceeding in the face of potential failure
And the power of that narrative no matter what happens
09:03
February 4, 2020
Dithering
Character flaw or deep body wisdom?
05:13
February 3, 2020
Creating sales opportunities
Especially when you work for yourself but also for other situations too
16:37
February 2, 2020
Boundaries around when you work
Especially when you work from home
05:57
February 1, 2020
Revisited: selling in person for introverts
A follow up
05:39
January 31, 2020
Any large project is like baking a loaf of bread
Yes this is a metaphor
06:41
January 31, 2020
Being more creative on how we approach our work
And how that intersects with technology
04:57
January 30, 2020
Over and under sharing on social media
And why I balance personal and professional content
08:17
January 29, 2020
Restraint
Meeting and thwarting expectations
05:54
January 28, 2020
What stores do that is bad for you as a maker
This surprised me
05:52
January 27, 2020
Stop carving crooks and start testing your beliefs
Just because everyone says so doesn't make it true
04:04
January 26, 2020
Pushing past the story we tell ourselves
Getting back on the horse
04:27
January 25, 2020
The resilience of work diversity
When your back gives out
04:22
January 24, 2020
Building a following when you only have a few followers
Or a community, or whatever you want to call it
06:39
January 23, 2020
Everyone is an athlete
Train like it
04:38
January 23, 2020
Pleasant surprise
How all things are defined relative to our expectations
05:49
January 22, 2020
Balancing ambition with attention to the moment
Not just for the self employed
05:26
January 21, 2020
Pushing back against habits
Good or bad
04:59
January 19, 2020
Learning skills we are scared of
Two approaches
04:28
January 18, 2020
However many tries it takes
That's what it takes
05:53
January 17, 2020
Stepping up to the plate
In tiny steps
09:53
January 16, 2020
Being a good partner
And working to be a better one
05:34
January 15, 2020
The problem with purity
How it makes us do dumb things
06:19
January 14, 2020
Beware someone else's blind spots
You don't know cause and effect unless you know and can understand the fuller picture
07:11
January 13, 2020
Beware outside influence
The han tendency to mimic, whether we like something or not
06:40
January 12, 2020
Giving a talk
Speaking to an audience where they are at
06:09
January 11, 2020
Working from home
Thoughts on how to make it better
07:50
January 10, 2020
Seeking the pinnacle of your craft
And electrifying performance
04:36
January 9, 2020
We are like trees
And yet we are not
04:32
January 8, 2020
Is your content earning trust?
And what does it mean to betray that trust?
07:39
January 7, 2020
The challenge of radial symmetry
And what it might teach me
05:22
January 7, 2020
The joy of decluttering
Removing things from a scenario and what it can do for us
06:46
January 6, 2020
Supplying other makers
The hidden opportunity
08:03
January 5, 2020
The single most important thing for growing your income as a maker
Distinct from growing your business
11:48
January 4, 2020
Does the world really need more of your (or anyone's) work?
Listen to me stick that landing at the end!
05:13
January 3, 2020
Looking back at past work
Did this one with my younger daughter, age 7
06:37
January 2, 2020
Running lean
The secret to actually making a living
05:15
January 1, 2020
Building in stages
Plans for the new workshop
03:52
December 30, 2019
Outpacing the pace of change
The most critical factor in changing your standing among your peers
16:49
December 29, 2019
Site repair and the future of my workshop
A new location!
06:28
December 28, 2019
A better way to eat cookies
Enjoying the damn things
04:16
December 27, 2019
Downrigging and unpacking
The important things that happen after you've crossed the finish line
08:40
December 26, 2019
Taking the pressure off of Christmas
The gift wheel
06:13
December 24, 2019
Remembering how to get up early
Getting back on the horse
06:13
December 23, 2019
Next to the stupid idea is the great idea
How playfulness gets you there
03:37
December 22, 2019
The secret to warm hands
And no, it's not gloves
04:29
December 21, 2019
Peer relationships
And how they push you
07:14
December 20, 2019
Expressing all of yourself
Spooncarving and pop music
03:04
December 19, 2019
How should I price my work?
And why does it matter?
10:40
December 18, 2019
The magic of animal chores
Bringing ritual and caring together
04:46
December 17, 2019
The power of completing things in one go
And sometimes at a cost
04:55
December 16, 2019
Advertising is stupid
And lazy. And bad for business
06:46
December 15, 2019
The opportunity of rainy days
Taking advantage of slow times
05:44
December 14, 2019
When things come at the expense of something else
What do you do?
05:17
December 13, 2019
You don't need to be first
Even though we are tempted to think so
05:06
December 12, 2019
Why I don't sell Christmas wreaths through the mail
An examination of business options
10:59
December 11, 2019
Course correction: the power of small actions
As illustrated by this morning
07:20
December 10, 2019
Preparing for rainy days
Big and small
07:22
December 9, 2019
How much should I pay for help?
The case for paying more
06:30
December 8, 2019
You need more information
In order to know if what you're doing is working
06:40
December 7, 2019
Uncovering what we already know
The power of writing
05:15
December 6, 2019
Tools for specific situations
Usually I hate them. But not always
02:38
December 5, 2019
Do I need to keep pushing into new areas?
This is a rhetorical question
10:19
December 4, 2019
Field days
Move over Kon Mari. This deep cleaning is about to get real.
04:00
December 3, 2019
Paths in the snow
Establishing habits
03:18
December 2, 2019
Battening down the hatches
A good thing
03:12
December 1, 2019
The advantage of asynchrony
Being quiet and being loud
04:26
November 30, 2019
On Black Friday
A rant
07:30
November 29, 2019
Cleaning up vs cleaning out
The art of tidying
05:01
November 28, 2019
Retail psychology
Tips I've learned from the wreath trade
07:04
November 27, 2019
Hard deadlines
And other lessons from catching the school bus
04:34
November 26, 2019
Getting stuff done
Another trick
04:39
November 25, 2019
Always be re-assessing
And the power of nimble infrastructure
05:47
November 24, 2019
Don't let the bastards grind you down
On dealing with jerks
08:36
November 23, 2019
What other people want is not what matters
Do it for you first
07:10
November 22, 2019
The power of making your bed
And other habits
06:19
November 21, 2019
A generous way to use Instagram
A challenge
06:39
November 20, 2019
Rebuilding the list
How I (try to) keep from dropping the ball
04:53
November 19, 2019
How to pick a winner
Immediate response
07:07
November 18, 2019
The 20% rule
And why it matters for the long term health of your business
06:52
November 17, 2019
Complexity and resilience
Some examples
07:29
November 16, 2019
All hail the nap
My new favorite thing
06:06
November 15, 2019
Keep it simple stupid
What matters
06:26
November 14, 2019
No such thing as bad weather
Only bad clothing
04:44
November 13, 2019
The power of five minutes
Your secret weapon
05:10
November 12, 2019
The curse of doing it right
Get the paint on the house
06:13
November 11, 2019
Protect your hands
And other insights
06:15
November 10, 2019
Like lighting a fire
A metaphor
03:54
November 9, 2019
November 9, 2019
00:53
November 9, 2019
Mentality and ethics of the grind
A question answered
13:29
November 8, 2019
Tiny houses
What are they good for?
09:08
November 7, 2019
Density and manageability
A theory
04:57
November 6, 2019
Don't ever put things on sale
Ever.
07:20
November 5, 2019
What's your tribe?
And is that a BS distinction?
07:38
November 3, 2019
The year ahead
And a review of the year behind
09:59
November 2, 2019
When you're having trouble starting
Sidle your way up
06:08
November 1, 2019
Art spoons
Is it time?
11:16
October 31, 2019
Do more followers make your opinion more valid?
Spoiler alert: nope!
10:29
October 30, 2019
Life is a package deal
You don't get to pick and choose
05:23
October 29, 2019
The last ten percent
How tempting it is to leave it undone
03:35
October 28, 2019
Sharing the road
A manifesto
04:35
October 27, 2019
You need to have something to say
More than you need the skill to say it
08:05
October 26, 2019
The list as a time management tool
And learning to adjust expectations
05:11
October 25, 2019
A successful hard pivot
Clearing the decks
05:55
October 24, 2019
Using right now
The power of the present moment
05:01
October 23, 2019
You can't surge trust
You need to invest in it
04:14
October 22, 2019
Fairness
Get over it
06:00
October 21, 2019
Celebrating the familiar
The value of re-affirming the things we appreciate
05:26
October 19, 2019
Hypocrisy
A rant
05:44
October 18, 2019
The art of triage
Being clear about priorities when you only have so much time
08:23
October 18, 2019
Just because no one's done it before
Doesn't mean it's not a great idea
05:04
October 15, 2019
Social media is like college
No, not in the way you just thought
07:52
October 14, 2019
Maintaining balance
When you need to be social
01:48
October 12, 2019
Garden fertility
For the long haul
07:26
October 11, 2019
Job safety
Three different types of risks
06:39
October 10, 2019
Spoon design: finding the limits of your assumptions
You don't know what you don't know
06:25
October 9, 2019
What you expect of yourself is what you do
Chinking the gaps
07:51
October 8, 2019
Man hours
The temptation and the failure
05:11
October 7, 2019
Life is like driving your sleeping kids on a highway
Oh, responsibility you old specter
05:07
October 6, 2019
Keep your eyes forward
Don't look back
03:41
October 4, 2019
Finding your voice
Even (especially) when you don't think you have one
06:18
October 3, 2019
Being done for the day
Finding enough
06:04
October 2, 2019
How to catch the bus
Time management insights gleaned from my kids
09:56
October 1, 2019
Make lists
Common sense
02:49
September 30, 2019
Public speaking
Long form and short form
11:19
September 29, 2019
Puttering
And the art of site repair
07:09
September 29, 2019
Sharing truth on social media
Bonus! I sprain my ankle partway through!
06:01
September 28, 2019
Freshness
Another crack at talking about design
15:46
September 26, 2019
Are there limits to productivity?
Incremental improvements
07:56
September 25, 2019
Reaching the limits of growth
And how to surpass them. The current state of the union
11:25
September 24, 2019
Contributing to the culture
Thoughts from the Common Ground Fair
11:27
September 23, 2019
Motive matters
How understanding a more nuanced view of history can help us communicate better in the present
06:54
September 21, 2019
The three elements of spoon design
How balanced are they in your own work?
07:12
September 20, 2019
How I avoid writer's block
One really simple tip
07:33
September 18, 2019
Bonus episode: not being under anyone's thumb
Someone's got my hackles up
05:39
September 17, 2019
The danger of complexity
Why clever solutions lead to failure
09:20
September 17, 2019
Does your social media presence match your reality?
This is sooooo important
07:18
September 16, 2019
The toll of selling in person
My apologies for being so tired!
08:22
September 15, 2019
Jealousy and discouragement
How who we surround ourselves with affects our mental state
09:38
September 13, 2019
Reading aloud
And to one another
04:32
September 11, 2019
Collaboration
The underrated secret power
06:59
September 10, 2019
Sidestepping triggers
Or, the getting on the bus strategy
04:09
September 9, 2019
Being inspired by others
How to run with that ethically
06:27
September 8, 2019
Everything is my fault
And that's a good thing
05:42
September 7, 2019
False assumptions
As so many often are
05:16
September 6, 2019
Learning to carve vs. carving to learn
An interesting shift
05:39
September 5, 2019
Tolerance
Tight and loose
06:56
September 4, 2019
How to know what to shoot for when you're just starting out
The beginning of a conundrum
16:27
September 3, 2019
Hand tools are CHEAP
And often are a smarter choice for a business starting out
11:06
September 2, 2019
The joy of completing things
The power of small bites
10:05
August 31, 2019
Developing an aesthetic eye
And how that interacts with function
10:09
August 30, 2019
Why I run a waitlist
And why I close my books for part of the year
11:51
August 29, 2019
A variety of tool options
Sometimes it's good to change things uo
07:00
August 28, 2019
Outboard motor: a metaphor
When the action you must take is also the potential source of the problem
07:15
August 27, 2019
Carpal tunnel
And what to do about it
07:10
August 20, 2019
Scale and preciousness
An inverse relationship
06:39
August 19, 2019
Getting back on the horse
Dealing with frustrated attempts and overambitious expectations
04:27
August 18, 2019
My booking system
And getting to inbox zero
11:53
August 15, 2019
Digging deep
Making it work when you don't think you can
08:49
August 14, 2019
Burning the candle at both ends
How and when to do it, or not
09:56
August 13, 2019
Incremental changes
Sustainable change happens in small bites
06:09
August 12, 2019
Drew Langsner"s Country Woodcraft
Thoughts on reading an old classic
07:49
August 11, 2019
Call your family
Before you need them
02:39
August 10, 2019
Trajectory is everything
Putting in the hours in different ways
09:43
August 9, 2019
Clean the damn toilet
General thoughts on taking responsibility
10:08
August 8, 2019
Dealing with low motivation
What I do
10:45
August 7, 2019
When specialization is helpful
It's probably not all the time.
06:52
August 6, 2019
Stop scrolling and start researching
Breaking the habit of hoping to be inspired
05:29
August 5, 2019
Being prepared
The backpack edition
03:31
August 4, 2019
The three elements of craftsmanship
As defined by a Mortise and Tenon magazine article
07:49
August 2, 2019
The stuff that lags behind
As you increase frequency of a thing, some bits often get overlooked
05:44
August 1, 2019
My personal uniform
And why I wear it
05:20
July 31, 2019
Frictionless
Digital payment systems have a business model built around convincing us that there system imposes less friction on the customer. That is true, but only in a very limited way.
09:21
July 30, 2019
Your first idea is rarely your best
And the value of impermanent solutions while you resolve the permanent one
06:39
July 29, 2019
Don't put off until tomorrow
What you can do today
04:21
July 27, 2019
Doing one extra thing a day
And how that adds up
04:50
July 26, 2019
What the heck is a polymath?
And why we are all one
05:21
July 25, 2019
Bonus Episode: carving blind
But really, safe habits for everyone
15:29
July 24, 2019
Just cause you said it doesn't mean they heard it
The dangers of presumptive communication
05:45
July 24, 2019
Are you addicted to Instagram?
Here is what I did about that.
10:26
July 22, 2019
Are you ready for an economic downturn?
Things you can do.
13:58
July 19, 2019
What stories are you telling yourself
And how is that not serving you?
07:43
July 18, 2019
Tips for blogging
And what to avoid
05:52
July 17, 2019
Viral moments are like cancer
And other tangents
11:27
July 16, 2019
Stretching out a task
To meet our assumptions
05:13
July 15, 2019
Linking habits
In which I come up with an incredibly original idea (not!)
06:05
July 13, 2019
Things come in threes
The bad and the good
04:01
July 11, 2019
Bonus Episode. Good work doesn't have to be the star of the show
And sometimes that's the point
04:20
July 10, 2019
So you want to start teaching spoon carving
Here's all my best advice
25:12
July 10, 2019
It's always easier to buy than it is to earn
Stop buying dumb stuff
11:51
July 9, 2019
Batch releasing your work gives you distorted data
And other reasons not to do it
17:41
July 8, 2019
Turn off the radio
Find what your mind has to tell you
03:19
July 6, 2019
Weed your garden
We live in the present moment, which is shaped by our environment. Tend to it.
05:45
July 5, 2019
Being useful
Even when you can't be productive
05:01
July 4, 2019
Momentum
It's so often the deciding factor on whether or not you accomplish something
07:43
July 2, 2019
How to be productive when family is visiting
It can be easy to throw in the towel and lose all momentum
06:47
July 1, 2019
Gather
Just do it
03:28
June 30, 2019
Take 2 days off a week
And attend to your home environment
05:23
June 28, 2019
How to give a talk in eight minutes or less
Thoughts on a talk I gave last night that went really well
10:05
June 27, 2019
The story of our farm
And how that became our book
10:21
June 26, 2019
Enjoying the things you can't control
There are things that are on demand and things that are fleeting and have their own timeframe
04:02
June 25, 2019