Alex Medick

December 8, 2021

My 2022 Intentions and Aspirations

About two years ago, I read that new years resolutions are bullshit. Why? Because they are mostly empty goals that we give ourselves and we break them within 60 days. Why would you start off the new year with a broken promise to yourself? Instead of resolutions, you should try intentions and aspirations. The fundamental difference is t...
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August 25, 2021

ICYMI: A Growth Marketing Jam Session with Inside.com

Hey all – In case you missed it, yesterday (Aug 24, 2021), I was the host of Inside.com's Growth Marketing Jam Session. Our two guest speakers were Craig Zingerline and Jen Bryan from Growth University. It was a 60 minute jam-packed session filled with amazing insights ranging from data and measurement, to digital ad optimization. We r...
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August 15, 2021

20 Lessons from Blake Mycoskie

I've been a fan of TOMS shoes for quite some time now. I actually have a bit of a staple daily uniform: white t-shirt, Levis jeans, and TOMS shoes. It's been that way for about 7 or 8 years I guess. Why do I have a staple uniform? Well, that's another blog post. But for this, I want to focus on the TOMS founder, Blake Mycoskie. He's be...
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August 3, 2021

You have to keep moving forward.

You won't want to conquer every day. But no matter what, you have to keep moving forward. One of the hardest things that I deal with is not being able to slow down. Somedays I'm incredibly tired. Somedays I'm unmotivated. Somedays I'm uninspired. Somedays I don't want to sell anything or collaborate with anyone. When this happens, this...
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July 31, 2021

My Favorite FinTech Tools

Yep, there's an app for everything. Especially in the FinTech world. While I'm not a financial advisor, I'd like to share my favorite FinTech tools that I definitely believe you should check out. Ready? PS - Links for Wealthfront, CashApp, Robinhood, and Acorns are referral links. I want to be up front about that so you don't think I'm...
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July 30, 2021

10 Skills You Need To Become A Full-Stack Marketer

Hey world - It's been a while since I've written an actual post on marketing, so here's one I wrote late last night. Enjoy ✌ So you want to become a full-stack marketer? Hell yes! I fully back this. It is something I truly love and think that if the below skills interest you, you might just fall in love with it too. Here are the 10 ski...
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July 28, 2021

Take the win.

Recently, I was really struggling with a marketing campaign. The numbers weren't hitting anywhere near where I wanted. The cost for conversion was too high and I was getting extremely frustrated not hitting my goal. People told me the results were solid, but I wasn't accepting that. Not to bore you with the details, but I ended up trou...
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July 25, 2021

My office, as featured in Workspaces.xyz

Recently, Ryan Gilbert from Workspaces.xyz reached out to me asking about my desk / office. I took a few pics and this is what they posted today. You can see the original article here. Thanks for sharing Workspaces team! --- Alex Medick is the Chief Marketing Officer at Inside.com and occasional investor. Inside.com brings the latest i...
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July 20, 2021

It was a choice.

You didn't slip up, it was a choice. Too many excuses are allowed these days. It was a slip up. I made a mistake. I didn't mean to. Stop making excuses. You made a bad choice. And that's okay. Life happens. We all make choices that we regret - some big, some small. No matter the size, don't make an excuse. You made a choice. And tomorr...
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June 26, 2021

It’s okay to say ‘no’

It’s okay to say no to things. It’s okay to say no to that extra website design job. It’s okay to say no to that marketing consulting gig. It’s okay to say no to that last meeting of the day. It’s okay to say no to responding to texts right away. Say no to the stuff that is bogging you down and say yes to giving yourself room to breath...
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June 26, 2021

F.O.C.U.S.

Hey World - If there’s one common theme I’ve heard over and over and over again from successful individuals that I admire, it’s that they all had a relentless focus in whatever they are pursuing. That brings me to an acronym someone once shared that I remind myself of daily. “FOCUS: Following One Course Until Success” I suffer greatly ...
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April 24, 2021

So, it's almost May?

Hey all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. The time gap had nothing to do with lack of things to say. Ask anyone, I won’t shut the hell up about anything and everything that captures my interest. But, well, I’ve been busy. I’m working on Inside 3.0, which is SUPER awesome. I’m incredibly grateful to be able help develop a new...
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April 5, 2021

These two quotes struck a chord.

Today, I read Naval's "How To Win At Life... Without Getting Lucky". Two of the 8 bullet points really struck a chord with me, so I decided to share them with the HEY World. • Forty-hour workweeks are a relic of the Industrial Age. Today, it's best to function like an athlete - train and sprint, then rest and reassess. • The modern min...
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March 23, 2021

8 Simple Steps to Achieve Hyper-Focus

I'm a continuous self-improver and life experimenter. Some might say, "that's awesome! I I wish I had that determination!" It drives me wild when people say that, because I see it differently. To get real for a moment, I have a constant fear of not being good enough - I'm sure some psychologist would try and bring that back to my child...
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March 15, 2021

My Daily Routine For The Next 7 Days

Hi, I'm Alex and I'm a workaholic. I don't mean that to sound crazy, but I love working and well, I'm a little concerned that I might be working too much. From the second I open my eyes to the moment I close them, I'm checking emails, responding to requests, getting out of bed to do just one more thing, making myself a 24/7 on call wor...
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March 10, 2021

My Tech Stack, 2021 Edition

It's that time of year again where I share my latest tech stack. If you know me, you know that I LOVE testing out the latest and greatest tech. Below you'll see what tech I personally use for consulting (and in life), along with what we use at Inside.com as our primary daily stack. My Personal Tech Stack (the main stuff...) • HEY • Sim...
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March 10, 2021

Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey

I recently finished reading Steve Case's biography and manifesto on the future, The Third Wave. In the book, Case referred to an old ad placed by famed explorer Ernest Shackleton as a metaphor for entrepreneurship. The ad Shackleton placed in the 1912 London Times was dubbed "Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey." After reading this the ad...
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March 9, 2021

Give me the punks...

Give me the punks. Give me the hackers. The crazy ones. Give me the trouble makers and the dreamers. Give me the scrappy ones. The independent ones. Give me the free thinkers. The stay small and fight the good fight believers. The world is full of giants. But that shit doesn't get me off. Give me the underdogs. The ones that are rough ...
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March 8, 2021

Surfing Rules for Life and Business

When I read a book, I try and take down notes and key takeaways to revisit at a later time. This morning, I was going through an old notebook and came across these notes I took on Surfing Rules for Life and Business, taken from Guy Kawasaki's 2019 book, Wise Guy: Lessons From A Life. In Kawasaki's book, he shares the 12 rules of surfin...
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March 6, 2021

The Quest For An Analog Life

When I was younger, I used to spend a lot more time in nature – weekly hiking and climbing trips, mountain biking, surfing, camping and more. But as I got older and fell more into work, those things just sort of fell by the wayside. But when COVID-19 was on the rise and the world began to shut down, it forced me to start finding altern...
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March 4, 2021

What Is A T-Shaped Marketer?

Are you a marketer that does everything under the sun? From paid media and analytics, to branding and web-design? If you said to 'yes' to yourself just now, then you might just be a T-Shaped Marketer. What is a T-Shaped Marketer? Solid question! To be honest, until a few months ago, I had no idea either. I was just always the full-stac...
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March 4, 2021

I'm feeling burnt-out.

Today, I was talking with Inside's Managing Editor, Liam Gill, about burnout. I've been working 60+ hour weeks the last few weeks. With that, I have had little family time and little sleep (yes, my wife is a champ for keep the whole world together while I was deep into work on Inside, VegasGameTesters, and Kuppy). To be blunt, now I'm ...
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