Life in the Soap Lane — work

| Danielle Vincent

Working at Outlaw Soaps: Welcome to the soap mines

Because we seem like a fun and frolicsome company, people often ask if we're hiring... but make no mistake: Being an Outlaw is not for everyone. It requires a lot of hard work, grit, dependability, and (even, with all that) a sense of humor. It's Saturday morning, and Russ is...

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| Danielle Vincent

Will Smith, Work, and Dedication... and how I woke up at 4AM so I could drive to Gilroy and back before my conference today.

“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there's two things: You're getting off first, or I'm going to die." - Will Smith This morning was pretty rough. I went to bed obscenely early (8ish) last night so I could wake up at 4 in the morning and drive an hour and a half from San Francisco to Gilroy, where the UNFI Distribution Center is. I'm in San Francisco at an all hands meeting for Mozilla, my contract job. Yep, I totally still have another job, even though we...

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| Danielle Vincent

Wild West Quotes

I had a great need for Wild West Quotes for some packaging, and found a bunch that I thought were charming enough to save: "Conflict follows wrongdoing as surely as flies...

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| Danielle Vincent

"Don't quit the day job 'till your night job pays"

- Common wisdom, and lyrics from a "Grateful Dead" song. I have news for you: as long as you keep your day job, your night job will never pay.

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| Danielle Vincent

Breaking through creative blocks: How to draw inspiration from a stone - WARNING: strong language and a playful representation of Jesus

Or maybe not a stone… maybe that metaphor doesn’t work. I don’t know. It’s 4pm and I’m working on this doomed piece of blank screen so I can make my deadline for the blog post and publish it by 6am tomorrow. The irony: It is punching me in the face like a mighty fist piston. Lori asked about what I do when I have creative blocks. Here I am, at nearly the 11th hour, showing you exactly where it’s at: I’m working anyway. My creative window is between...

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| Danielle Vincent

10 Quotes to Inspire Great Work

We believe in the importance and value of diligent work. Our business requires it and we're (usually) happy to roll up our sleeves, pull up our gloves, and get stuff done. These are quotes that inspire us as we do our work. If they also inspire you, we hope you will share them.

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