With all the horrible things that have happened here in Boston and around the world this week, I thought we could all use a minute of peace.
Escaping the reality of Boston for a few hours in the mountains of New Hampshire.
A horrible day. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by the events in Boston today.
I got hired to teach a few classes for Treehouse, but I left inspired by their mission and approach!
Spring has begun to arrive in New England and the dark cobwebs of winter will begin to be shook out of the gray matter with each breeze of fresh air I feel on my face.
The woods that hug our property are currently a tangle of brush and trees that soon will be covered in an assortment of leaves. No longer will you see the mess that they are today, but rather they will be transformed into a beautiful wall of all that is good in nature.
As goes the woods, so goes my mind, mood and mental. These days are always dark, confusing and a bit of a mess. The calendar flips and these torment filled hours arrive. It takes a few before I remember that it is commonplace, my normal and that it will pass. Yet, in the midst of this forest of the unknown it always scares me a bit as I try to find my way out.Read Full Post
Recent interview with advice for the hospitality industry on using content marketing.
A little vintage camera porn to get your creative juices flowing.
An explanation of why I love Field Notes brand notebooks.
It was fun to be one of only a handful of men at the best (and only) women’s conference I’ve ever been to.
Sharing some thoughts on the importance of remembering that we have to focus on ourselves as well.
A book proposal might not be the most fun thing to write, but doing so will let you know if your idea is enough for a full book.
Make sure you take the time to enjoy your life.
Now whenever someone asks me why I’m so concerned with global issues, I can simply show them this video.
There is another evolution happening to the web as we know it. Are you ready for the ride?
Was SXSW worth it? Most definitely!!!
I learned this week that when The Muse starts pushing it is easiest to give in rather than arguing.
I get hired to create a variety of content, but for me the best part is all the exciting people I get to meet along the way.Read Full Post
A nudge to make the most of this day we were given.
Who knew the little pad of paper in any hotel room could serve as a time machine for great travel memories?
A simple conversation over coffee with a stranger is exactly what my soul needed.
Bit of advice and where to find me at SXSW.
What will Yahoo’s decision to stop allowing remote workers do to the workshifting community?
Buying your way onto a best seller list is fine if that is the way you want to play the game, but I don’t want to.
A simple walk through a wine vineyard reminded me how much I love the simple moments when I’m on the road.
Just one story of a single man making an impact to eradicate Polio from the world.
Never forget that quality time happens a lot easier face-to-face rather than online.
Stop trying to be like everyone else. Create for you first!
A new campaign to raise awareness and money to help bring clean drinking water to those in need.
I’m proud to now be a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. Lots of work to do!
If you couldn’t make it to my #AmazingDetroit event here is what you missed.
This morning I stood outside the central parking garage at Boston Logan Airport.
The chill of six am New England was biting and several of us waited for the elevator ding on the 7th floor. Our crowd grew as it appeared the elevator wasn’t fully awake either.
The doors opened and we began piling in. I paused and motioned for the two women to go first. The other men around me had decided they didn’t need to let them go first. I was raised better than that.Read Full Post
My first TEDxTalk certainly is not something I’ll ever forget.
You can find me back on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cc_chapman
Quiet reflections on a long walk around Napa Valley.
I love to travel, but my favorite destination is home.
So much to think about and ponder from a single talk.
An explanation of my newest tattoo.
Yesterday is done. Move on!
Chris Brogan is wrong about wasting content.
Nationally syndicated radio show interviews me about the new book.
Video review of a luminAID which is a portable and solar solution to provide light whenever and wherever you need it.
Why won’t Facebook let us filter our friends to only invite those local to an event?
People today only want to consume what is easy and glooped together. Can’t we do better than that?
We need to talk more about our pasts to make our current relationships even stronger.
In a former life, Verizon FiOS was a client of mine and we did a huge campaign in the early days of the service. Involving a television show, web site, live events and even a talking teddy bear, it was a project that I had a lot of fun being part. Watch the case study video here.
So, when I was approached to take part in FiOS Ambassador Program, I was happy to do so.
One of my assignments was to share the story of the moment I “got” FiOS. They were not asking about the date I physically got it installed in my house, but that moment when the lightbulb in my head went off and #IGotIt!Read Full Post
Where are the conferences that challenge and educate you once you know the basics?
The importance of travel to make the world smaller and you a better person. Give it a listen!
No business can ignore photography as part of their content mix and my presentation from NMX focused on how to get started.