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Five Sources for Good News and Content

Weeks ago I gave up trying to keep up with the news. This COVID-19 pandemic was only fueling my news-junky fears and causing me to spin into a cycle of paranoia, depression, and a dependency on my newsfeed that is anything but healthy. So I stopped. And it felt great. As it turns out, no news really is good news. …but after a while, one does want to learn something. So I went on a Read more…

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Plywood People: The Incubator that Made Goodable Great

Plywood People is a start up incubator for companies and organizations looking to make a positive change in the world. They support those who solve problems and make the world better. And, they’re a big reason why Goodable is here. Last year, I went through their Foundations program which helped clarify Goodable’s business plan and mission. More importantly, it helped me find balance between my day job, family life, and Goodable. Turns out, starting a Read more…

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This One Is Good

I’ve been wondering why we think so many things are bad. Half of everything seems to be bad. The other political party is bad. Now that a new phone came out, your old one is bad. The other side of town is bad. Your friend gets a better job, now your job is bad. Strangers are bad. Different ideas are bad. But why “bad.” Why not some different kind of good? Or maybe no judgement Read more…

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Two Simple Rules to Give Better

The way I see it, we all donate money toward whatever we think will make the world a little better. And if we’re being honest, sometimes we donate to feel better about ourselves. Either way, it’s usually a good thing and we usually feel better every time we give away something. But can we give better? I don’t mean give more money or give more often. I mean, how can we know that we are Read more…

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You Are Someone’s Hero

I read comics as kid. All I wanted to be was a hero. I always played the hero. Now, as an adult, I read self-improvement blogs. In fact, I think I spend more time learning how to improve myself than actually improving myself. There’s something in me saying, “you’ve got to be better,” while some else says, “that’s too hard, just watch tv.” You too!? (Shhh… I don’t think we’re alone here) It’s time I Read more…

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What Does “goodable” Mean?

You may have noticed that goodable isn’t in a dictionary. That’s because when the name of your company is in the dictionary you got to clean house and 1984* that sucker. Change the lexicon of America and build an empire. Amiright!? (*Read 1984 by George Orwell.) All joking aside, goodable has never been a word and I don’t want an empire. That’s a lot of work. Rather, I want to change the way a few Read more…

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How to Buy Happiness

We all know the old adage “you can’t buy happiness.” And who doesn’t smirk when the news reports another study about wealthier people being no happier than poorer people. But, there’s just one problem with all that. We don’t want to believe it’s true. We think they’re just doing it wrong. If you had a million dollars you’d know how to make yourself happy, right? Well, me too! There’s some PhD researchers that agree with Read more…