coffee noir: chap's daily blog

Deck, deck, boom

Chapman GrubbMay 14, 2021

Pitch deck building is hard. So many versions. So many minor tweaks. This word here, this graphic could be a little better. This should get updated. We need better numbers here. It’s hard to feel like the deck is ever ready. It’s always changing. Implementing my habit building strategy here...

Mission From Gaia

Chapman GrubbMay 13, 2021

This is apparently a terrible allusion to the old Blues Brothers joke. I included much of this in the Rerouted Manifesto I am writing. They overcome (or dismiss) all opposition convinced they are on a mission from God. Divine inspiration fueled their wild journey. I feel the same way about...

Poetry & structure

Chapman GrubbMay 12, 2021

Poetry isn’t regulated. There aren't any rules for writing a poem. It can be anything imagined, short or long. Silly or serious. Structured or freeform. It's an expression in a distinct form. Create as you will.  I have always felt similarly about all my choices. It’s always a balance between...

Habits Under Pressure

Chapman GrubbMay 11, 2021

Why does consistency matter? Framing your mindset is the most effective way to encourage productivity. Build the habits and train your brain to do what you want. Same as training your body. Create those neural pathways and ‘muscle memory’. Example- the first task I take on in the mornings is...

Week of moving

Chapman GrubbMarch 08, 2021

Wow. Moving is super challenging. It’s mentally and physically exhausting. Tag that into 30 hours of driving in the mountains and color me exhausted. Fortunately, the move is exclusively for the business. It’s about gaining capital & finding clusters for Rerouted. Every decision we make is geared towards the long...