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Episode 15: Catholic Business

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Having a “Catholic” business doesn’t mean running your business poorly. I talk about a business owner in my parish who was trying to run an authentic Catholic business, but instead ran it into the ground. I also share the secret to running a great Catholic business, and the competitive advantage is easier to achieve than you might think.Read Article

Commit Yourself to A Program

Person works on a checklist

What a privilege it is to live in the Modern era. No matter what goal I set for myself, someone has already achieved it, and their method is readily available to me. I want to lose weight, and there are plenty of plans out there to help me implement the proven program.Read Article

Episode 14: Just Start

Hopscotch in the playground

Perpetually behind, I realize that I keep falling into a common trap. I want to do everything so perfectly that I end up getting nothing done. I talk about why this is such an easy trap to fall into and the perfect antidote.Read Article

Build Your Parish

People standing in a row

A few years ago, my parents’ parish redesigned their website. I have an interest in these sorts of things, so I complemented my mom one day on its beauty and usability. As it turns out, in a parish full of technologists, they were paying a 3rd party company to build and run their website. My mom expressed dismay that no one had stepped forward to take on that responsibility.Read Article

Episode 13: Laziness

Messy bed in a messy room

I’ve been getting back into the swing of things with Alison on the job again. I had my botox injections last week, and, to be honest, I’m struggling. In the midst of this, yet another, learning experience, I’m learning another hard lesson.Read Article

Set the Bar Low

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I’m not one to advocate for low bars. I’ve been told that I am particularly hard on people, which, upon reflection, is regrettably true. Setting ambitious expectations can be a net positive, but when it comes to my job, it can be demoralizing.Read Article

Episode 12: No Backup

Swings on a playground

Alison is back to work after several weeks on maternity leave and I’m home alone with three little kids. I share a few quick thoughts on my role and prepare myself for the day ahead.Read Article

Quitting Social Media

Person working on their MacBook

I remember a time, a decade ago, when the Internet was fun. It was an open, collaborative place where you could find interesting articles and links, follow your friends, find a few laughs, and get a real sense of connection. It’s amazing what the passage of time can do, even a relatively short passage of time. Today, the Internet has become four or five main websites. Those sites are essentially ads, spyware, spam, and garbage.Read Article

Episode 11: Curious Kids

Studio microphone in a recording booth

On a family adventure two weeks ago, Benedict asked me to record some videos of him feeding the animals. I noticed that he was starting to give introductions as if hosting a television program segment. I’ve taken that interest and am introducing him to some of my favorite digital production hobbies.Read Article

Episode 10: Shortcuts

Car door at dusk

I always wax our family cars in April and October. I bought a special tool on Amazon to help me get the job done faster, but it didn’t work out. Shortcuts are amazing, but when it comes to things that are important to us, they seldom work out. There are no shortcuts to get anything that we truly want, or to accomplish anything that we value. Read Article

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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. Chet also dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.

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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. He dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.