In Search Of Yourself: A How-To Guide

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 8 min read

“the unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates All humans want to be well-liked, accepted by their families, friends, and communities, and seen as a competent member of the team at school or work. In short, we are all, to some extent, trying to be the best versions of ourselves. But we can all […]

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NOTE: This is a longer one and if that is intimidating, overwhelming, or cause for you to sit this one out despite being interested in the topic, I’m going to encourage you instead to try the podcast version (Apple Podcast | Spotify). You can also skip over the whole post and jump straight to the […]

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The First Pancake

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 9 min read

For every stack of fluffy, buttery, golden pancakes, what immediately preceded it was an ugly, first pancake. It’s almost inevitable that the very first pancake of any batch is going to be ugly, and poorly executed. The pan isn’t hot enough, or perhaps it’s too hot. Maybe you greased the pan a little too much, […]

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But…it’s so easy.

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 1 min read

Hey, what’s your superpower? It’s that thing you’re really good at. When you started doing it, things just clicked. It all made sense and it came relatively easy to you. Do you have it in your mind yet? Good… Today, I want to remind you that just because you think it’s easy, doesn’t mean it […]

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States of Awareness

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 8 min read

How much do you know about neurodiversity? How about race, gender, sexuality, class, or ableness? I wasn’t “officially” diagnosed with ADHD until college, in the late 90’s. At that time, much less was known about ADHD, and far less was shared openly. The methods of treatment on offer could be boiled down to a handful […]

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The Dent

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 2 min read

“What is the dent you wish to make in the world?” This is the question I ask people who I’m attempting to get to know better. By nature of your existence in the world, you affect those around you. Even without trying or deliberate intention, you are still colliding with everything else in the world […]

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Power Imbalances

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

Today, we’re going to talk about power. Power is a concept that would be impossible to cover in a single blog post. Narrowing our focus, we’re going to talk about power at work. However, the very same concepts are broadly applicable in the world outside of work including in our homes, our personal relationships and […]

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Just Do…Something

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 6 min read

As a business owner, entrepreneur, or even someone responsible for your company’s marketing, it’s your job to make some noise. It’s your job to let people know you exist and explain what you do, why they should want it, and how they can get it. And yet, after 15 years in the business of helping […]

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How To Drink From a Firehose

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 4 min read

Over the weekend and into today I’ve been at NSA Influence 2022. This is an association conference comprised of professional speakers spending time together to share their best advice and showcase their impeccable speaking skills. Because of my ADHD, along with nearly two years of minimal, in-person, human interaction, I find events like this a […]

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The Proficiency Continuum

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 6 min read

There were many times throughout my life where I mistakenly thought that because I had a talent, I could make a career out of it. For example, over the course of my life, I’ve developed a knack for doing some decent impressions. This includes a variety of characters from TV and movies, and a collection […]

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