Podcast: Jake on Faith, Work and Growth

Podcast: Jake on Faith, Work and Growth

Faith, Work & Growth Jake’s personal journey over the past five years I was invited to share my story at my church about a month ago. The invitation came after my pastor read my blog about getting my hair cut in North Minneapolis. And how I came to some...
Customer Service on Location

Customer Service on Location

How Can I Help You? Customer service on location I’m primarily an introvert. At least when I am in need of a recharge, it is alone time that tends to refresh me. In other words, talking to people – especially those whom I don’t know well – isn’t my most...
Something to Celebrate

Something to Celebrate

Something to Celebrate Why we changed our profile picture for Pride Month We recently changed Captivate’s profile picture.  Why did we do this? Because it’s pretty and trendy? Because we love Fruit Stripe gum? Because Jake asked us to? Yes, yes, and yes, but it’s so...
Finding Your Fifth Gear

Finding Your Fifth Gear

Finding Your Fifth Gear How to keep going when things get tough Let me preface this blog by saying that I’m a busybody. At work and in my free time I’d rather be active and engaged than sitting around bored. That being said, this last month has put that perspective to...
Your Video Sucks!

Your Video Sucks!

Your Video Sucks! Dealing with criticism In my role at Captivate Media + Consulting I am always getting criticized. Is this a hostile environment? Do we belittle each other, constantly sizing each other up? Of course not. We have an internal review process before...
Beyond Business Books

Beyond Business Books

Beyond Business Books Four Things I’ve Learned After Four Years of Entrepreneurship I have taken more vacation days in the first four months of this year than I did in my first two years of starting my business. Am I slacking on the job or getting lazy? I hope it’s...