The Spacious Blog
Hacks to improve your work and life.
Like all things in life, SEO requires balance. While you’re trying to impress Google’s algorithm and get its attention, don’t sacrifice your users. There are lots of firms out there that will charge you lots of money, go through your site, jam every single nook and cranny they can find with keywords to help you […]
Over time, I’ve developed a creative process that takes the guesswork out of producing good quality work. Give yourself plenty of time, commit to putting in the work, and trust the process.
Resumes are almost obsolete. Increasingly what matters is what shows up on Google and/or social media when potential employers and clients look you up.
This year, use your year-end giving campaign to tell a story that connects with your audience and makes them feel important. Try stepping outside the box, being bold, and closing this year’s fundraising out with a splash.
Humans have a nasty tendency to see our unique traits as weaknesses. We wish we could be more like our professional idols and successful competitors, and we look at our own oddities with contempt.
The reality is, people today crave authenticity. People want to do business with real people.
It’s not about planning out the perfect course and then embarking on it. It’s about diving in, taking imperfect action, reflecting, then doing it again until you find what works. Plan, but don’t overthink. God knows how many brilliant businesses will never exist because they live in somebody’s brain who is afraid to take imperfect action.
But here’s the fun part—even if you don’t specifically serve European users, we all need to be in compliance because people living in the EU can access your site. Hypothetically you could be fined 20 million Euros or more for failing to comply. So even if this is the most boring blog post you read today, it could save you 20 million Euros.
“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
Google Chrome will start flagging regular HTTP sites as “Not Secure” starting in July 2018. Which mean HTTPS is now mandatory, regardless of whether you consider your data in need of encryption.
In this distracted world, the most focused person usually wins. So don’t fight distraction out of a sense of guilt or obligation. Instead, see it as low-hanging fruit: the easiest opportunity to improve your impact and get ahead.