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Storytelling Workshop in NYC: My Notes

Today I attended the 90-minute Storytelling for Business Master Class hosted by The Story Studio.

Stories are how we make sense of the world. You can use storytelling in a business setting to forge a connection with your colleagues, or to get buy-in.

I just wanted to learn how to convince people to host a 2-hour cocktail party.

Blonde man in middle of two professional women, holding a sign that says STORYTELLING WORKSHOP The general rule of having your own blog is this: If you’re going to post a photo of yourself, you MUST choose the wackiest one possible. L to R: Cyndi Freeman, me, and Gail Thomas.

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2020-06-21T08:42:49-04:00February 23rd, 2020|General, NYC|

Goliathon Obstacle Course: Review and Pictures (2019)

I’m not very athletic. I don’t particularly enjoy these races. But if my friend Nina invites me to something, I’ll do it. She’s great and I like hanging out with her.

My friend Nina Simon invited me to compete in the Goliathon obstacle course race on 5 October 2019.

I invited my girlfriend Rachel to join us. We all did it (or most of it) together and it was fun!

Three people at the start line of Goliathon Group photo! Rachel, me, and Nina at the start of Goliathon 2019 Two women who completed the Goliathon 2019 obstacle course race, standing with arms flexed out in front of the Finish line. Both are wearing black leggings Rachel and Nina at the Finish line for Goliathon 2019

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2019-10-08T20:30:35-04:00October 6th, 2019|General|

Car Buying Tips: How I Saved 14% And Bought a Car In 4 Days

This is a guest post by my friend Michael Galpert about his experience buying a used car in four days. Here’s what he did to save $4,618 on buying a used 2017 Honda CRV near San Francisco.

Michael Galpert and Nick Gray Michael Galpert and me at his wedding in California a few years ago, from my video at his wedding

Hi, I’m Michael. I live in San Francisco with my wife and two daughters.

My wife and I wanted to buy a car. We came across this listing on TrueCar we liked:

listing for a 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L

We wanted to see if we could get this car any lower. So we went to the dealership to ask.

I posted the following to Twitter while we were waiting at the Honda dealership:

Any tips on negotiating with a car dealership?

This is everything that I learned.

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2020-06-13T10:30:49-04:00September 10th, 2019|General|

Hair Loss: What I’m Doing About It

I’m 37 years old now and the hair on the crown of my head is thinning. 

I did some research, talked to experts, and started taking some medicine to mitigate future loss and instill new growth.

Here are the resources that were helpful to me and what I’m doing now.

My Hair Loss Plans And Next Steps

I spoke to a dermatologist, my doctor, asked a lot of friends, and then hired Bauman Medical from the below podcast to do a medical consult with me.

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2019-10-20T16:31:36-04:00August 23rd, 2019|General|