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So far John Gamades has created 105 blog entries.

My biggest COVID-19 fear? Not what you would expect…

Today, we're facing a destructive hurricane named COVID-19. Together, we'll endure social distancing, the ever-present fear of contracting Coronavirus, and worrying about the people we love. Our businesses and jobs will be impacted, and our way of life will be transformed in so many ways. Things will never be the same... but together we'll get [...]

By |2020-04-16T19:33:56-05:00April 16th, 2020|

You Gotta Have Faith…

Looking around at the challenges facing us right now, we’re experiencing a time where we need faith more than ever. As an entrepreneur and leader, I’ve seen this over and again within my circles. Our spiritualities may differ, but in these times, many are realizing their need for something greater than themselves as they navigate [...]

By |2020-04-13T08:21:38-05:00April 12th, 2020|

75 things we’ll never take for granted again…

COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we see our world. Things we used to take for granted now look very different. There’s something about having things taken away that reminds you how much you loved them, need them, and want them back. With the things we’re missing in mind, Cristina and I put together this [...]

By |2020-04-05T08:31:37-05:00April 5th, 2020|

Embracing the sometimes slow, winding path

I took a morning walk yesterday along a winding road in the woods. As part of my new working-from-home regimen, I'm trying to practice a little self-care. I’m working on giving myself some quiet time to think about my business, my family, my friends, and the world we’re all navigating right now. Yesterday, about thirty [...]

By |2020-03-26T20:50:24-05:00March 26th, 2020|

10 Ways to Get Comfortable and Maximize Your Time Working at Home

When we launched Orangeball, we began as a virtual agency. A team of three partners who had all faced a layoff together, we began our new journey working from home offices. Early on, we got used to using cloud resources and video conferencing tools to stay connected and build our business.  That was eight years [...]

By |2020-03-20T14:35:09-05:00March 20th, 2020|

Paralyzed or In Motion?

“I just feel paralyzed.” Those were the first four words in an email from one of my clients this morning. It’s a sentiment that many of us are feeling right now. In my conversations with entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders, that’s an emotion many of us have experienced. It hit me personally this weekend… There are [...]

By |2020-03-17T21:23:23-05:00March 17th, 2020|

“Can We Keep Playing?” A Lesson in Reacting to Disappointment 

The current state of the world comes with a continuous stream of changes, curveballs, and disappointments. One of those disappointments was the last-minute cancellation of my son’s 8th Grade band concert last night. I blew that off as one of those things that just happens in a situation like this until I got the following [...]

By |2020-03-13T17:06:51-05:00March 13th, 2020|

Let’s get infected with some positivity instead…

Waking up this morning, it seems like the dark noise just keeps getting amplified. Last month it was political campaigns and Harvey Weinstein, and today we’re facing all of the fears and uncertainties that come with COVID19. It’s been said that our trials shine a light on our truth. When pressure is applied, our real [...]

By |2020-03-12T09:27:28-05:00March 12th, 2020|