about building nations around work you believe in, creating infectious feeling and action through entrepreneurship and design, the process of screwing up your brilliant ideas until they become as beautiful as they were in your head, and the convoluted paths we take to make the great yearnings of our lives happen.
I also talk about the web projects I’m directing and what I’m learning from them, and I often give discounts and early access to readers. I’m happy to write to you, too (enter your email to the right).
I open and read your delicious e-mails because they’re a chance to hear from one of the more interesting people I’ve been privileged to “meet” on the internet. I love the way you think about things — and they way you share those thoughts so generously in your e-mail updates feels like getting to read your business diary. You make me laugh, and you make me think. You help me imagine new possibilities for my own business. Your emails never feel like business. They feel like getting to know *you.* Thanks so much for that.
I invariably find something interesting and real in what you’ve written. Your voice is so unfiltered and your story is dramatic but always hopeful. I really like that your process of business building is intuitive and organic, and yet so successful. Your messages give off a beautiful sheen of love, for yourself, your clients, and your work.
I’m actually in the middle of downsizing the number of emails I get and I’m unsubscribing from emails left and right and it’s making me feel great. BUT. When I see an email from you it’s not just that I open it, I get really excited to open it! I know that whatever is inside is going to be something that I can relate to, something that will help me on my path, something that will give me an inside look into the life of someone I admire, someone who motivates and inspires. And it never fails – it does.
You are a great writer, and your content is always fresh. And, you inspire me to continue on the track of never becoming dull in the repetitive world of corporate America!
Your emails are just so real! They’re like getting a letter from a friend. A particularly fun, interesting and insightful friend.
I love reading your emails because even though I’ve never met you in person, your personality just really seems to shine through and it always makes me smile. You seem like the type of “mompreneur” that I’d just like to hang out with, and mix business talk with kid talk without feeling like we were boring each other.
I find you so relatable, especially when you talk about the many jobs that you have and how you decide what’s most important. I guess I find you to be a fellow comrade, though my nation is not even on the small scale. (I like to dream, though). I look forward to your emails because I nearly always have a little light-bulb moment of my own, when I read them.
I open your emails because inside each one, I’m sure to find your unique and idiosyncratic take on doing your creative work in the world, your way, for the people you love to serve. I open your emails because I love your voice and I respect the way you do business.
I discovered your Field Notes in my Google Reader last night. First there were 2. Then there were 5. I was so excited! I love reading anything you have to say. Even if it’s to do with mollusks.Still Forming
I feel inspired and motivated after reading. I benefit from your words and see more possibility in my life and my business from your emails!