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This is an archive of old posts on jeremey.blog. They’re related to fitness and other hobbies I no longer write about.

Who is setting your standards?

Ask: Who is setting your standards—your industry, your ego, or your clients? – Selling the Invisible You launch a new feature for your product. It uses a new technology stack that’s cutting edge. You spend hours working on the last few tweaks…

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Why Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped

Automattic and a few of my colleagues were recently featured in an article on the Wall Street Journal titled “Why Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped”: “…data indicates that the remote-work trend in the U.S. labor force is inexorable, aided by ever-better tools…

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What does the finish line look like?

Good leaders paint a vision of the future that their team can attach to. As Adam Grant puts it in Originals, they create a gap between how things exist now and what they could look like: The greatest communicators of all time…start…

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Focus on the hard part

I recently finished listening to Seth Godin’s Startup School podcast. The episodes are short and well worth your time. One clear message: Seth encourages the entrepreneurs to focus on the hard part of their business, which isn’t the same as…

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Building Many Different Career Ladders

In Primed to Perform, the authors discuss the importance of building a few different career ladders within your organization. The typical career ladder (become good at something then move to managing people) isn’t for everyone and susceptible to the Peter Principle.…

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Establishing forward momentum

This video from Simon Sinek on “Millennials in the Workplace” is making a ruckus on the internet. Sinek hits on including four factors preventing millennials from being successful in their careers. One reason is patience, a key characteristic of success.…

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Changing Your Base Assumptions

I was chatting with an awesome member of our team at Automattic, Sarah, the other day about handling frustrated users in live chat. She has an amazing talent for staying calm (likely developed during her years as a teacher). When…

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