blind spots

Jay Clouse deep thoughts, learning, relationships

Automobile manufacturers began implementing sideview or “wing” mirrors on all vehicles in the 1960s. They began as features of luxury vehicles, but as roads and highways became multi-lane, it became clear that they were a necessary aspect of safety. I’m sure …

the problem with email

Jay Clouse productivity

Inbox Zero is one of my biggest traps. I’m an email-aholic; to my own detriment. Most of my email-related tasks are reactive: coordinating meeting times, responding to questions, and reading newsletters. So as far as fake work goes, it’s my number …

the mechanical method

Jay Clouse motivation, productivity

Over the last few weeks of self-employment, I’ve been learning a lot about motivation, self discipline, and personal productivity hacks. One of the hardest things to do while being self-employed is find a balance of structure that satisfies the half …

the road less traveled

Jay Clouse deep thoughts

Most would say that taking an untraditional, unknown path is taking “the road less traveled.” A metaphorical flipping of the bird to society and embracing true risk. But that’s a bit of a misnomer. A road less traveled has still …

be the solution to their problem

Jay Clouse sales, stories

A couple of weeks ago, I drove from Columbus to Kansas City. That 12 hour drive was fueled by Red Bull and podcasts, and boy did I find some good ones. I’m a regular listener of You Made It Weird with …