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That Old Familiar Fear

By Christopher Johnson | July 7, 2018

For the last year, I’ve been winding down Simplifilm. I’ve got this idea about what I did right, which was getting clients for agencies. I love to sell, I love to hunt and I love to help. So I put a little site together with the intentions of launching something on Monday. At Simplifilm I […]

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Daily Operating System: A Theory To Practice

By Christopher Johnson | June 24, 2018

Days have gotten away from me, and I’ve not accomplished enough in 2018. My decision velocity is sluggish, as has been the output/throughput. For those of you nice people like David Gibbons that are telling me I’m too hard on myself, I say to you “meh.” I’m not, trust me, I’m not. Time Freedom is […]

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At First, You’re Writing For Yourself

By Christopher Johnson | June 22, 2018

I’m starting something new after spending a long time on Simplifilm. I’ve got: No following No Audience A network I’ve worn out. Bad work habits. This isn’t me saying “poor me,” I’ve started things from nothing before – and an assessment of where I’m at is so necessary. I read from Russell Brunson (who I […]

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Mental Toughness, Part I.

By Christopher Johnson | May 16, 2018

I’ve been running again for about a week now. A few weeks ago I learned that I had a fractured elbow, and a bone spur.  Fractured may be overstating it a bit, but there are fractures there, and it’s grown spurs to try to ‘reach out,’ for the tendon. This kept me from playing racquetball, a […]

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Boundaries and Consequences And Children

By Christopher Johnson | May 12, 2018

When we see our flaws in our children, it’s a heartbreak. When I was young, I wanted to find the end of the line. I wanted to know what was permanent. It was a hard thing for me. I chased them, and society kept me safe. My parents sure tried, but I wound up being […]

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Some Music

By Christopher Johnson | May 7, 2018

A few simple songs I used to dig at some point in my life and have lost touch with for a time: 2 Kool 2 B 4gotten – Lucinda Williams 2 Cool 2 Care – Anna Burch Everlong – Foo Fighters Heartspark Dollarsign – Everclear Please Send The Letter – Alison Krauss & Robert Plant […]

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The Promise & Peril of Social Media.

By Christopher Johnson | April 26, 2018

I came to the Web when it was new. It was asynchronous. It was anonymous. It was decentralized. It was truly amazing. It had the “wild west” vibe. You could become someone different. More specifically: you could transform yourself into someone different. You could become the future-self. Bit by bit by trying on new identities […]

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We Sold The Web Too Cheap

By Christopher Johnson | April 11, 2018

In the time between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11 there so much hope.  I want it back. To my core, I’m Gen X.  Every generation believes their songs were better, and their morals are superior to the one before and after.  But we had music, man. The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam. U2. Ani DiFranco  […]

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The Big Lie We All Buy

By Christopher Johnson | March 19, 2018

What if I told you that all you believe about business is actually a lie? What if you were chasing a dream that you could never attain? That was me, for a long time. I was a huge TechCrunch fan. Back in the day, I loved the Michael Arrington-led TC articles, breathlessly championing the fundings, […]

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21 Things I Learned From THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

By Christopher Johnson | February 28, 2018

Ages ago I started seeing the trailers for The Greatest Showman. Hugh Jackman as PT Barnum in a period piece. Huh. I didn’t know it was a musical and I didn’t consider watching it. I’ve never given P.T. Barnum much thought. A sucker born every minute. Except that he never said that, apparently. Barnum did […]

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