BizCraft Episode 30: I deflect negative energy, find a coach + remote working

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

In this episode of BizCraft we discuss how you must deflect negative energy to stay sane, how finding a mentor or a personal coach is a good thing and quickly cover 37signals new book about remote working.

We talked about:

I deflect negative energy – Dave Kovar (Link)

…several years ago when I was teaching self-defense clinic to a group of women. Everything was going great and after the seminar was over I received tons of great feedback. Then one lady pulled me aside and directed what seemed like a lifetime of anger in my direction because she felt that, as a male, I was unqualified to teach women’s self-defense. Needless to stay on the drive home and for the next several hours after, I let her steal my joy. Rather than focus on the great feedback I had received from the majority of the participants, I concentrated on some comments from one particular person–and, mind you, a person with issues.

37Signals New Book: Remote

Finding a mentor or coach. Do it?!?!
Carl: Reaching out to 5 people a day you haven’t talked to in a long while and talk.

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Warsteiner Premium Verum
Carl: Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.