Jacob Harmon
Jacob Harmon
I help businesses build trust and brand loyalty | 🎙 Podcast: Trust Cast | ⭐️ JMH Media
April 23, 2020

I've been thinking a lot about friction lately. Especially as I'm working from home and have more distractions than ever before.

Friction is simply a tool in our toolbox. Are you using it to your advantage?

⏫ We should increase friction in the things we want to stop doing. (example: move distracting apps to a distant page and folder on your phone).

⏬ We should decrease friction for the things we want to do more (example: I've started putting a book next to my bed so I read more often).

These ideas are not my own :) Thanks to Nir Eyal and his book, Indistractible, for helping me think about this.

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August 2, 2020

Service

Last week, I committed to posting something faith promoting each Sunday. Today's topic is service.

In business and leadership, I believe that service is one of the most important things you can do. If a business serves their customers, clients, and employees, they'll be successful. If leader serves the people they lead, they'll be an effective leader.

In Matthew 23:11, Christ teaches: "he that is greatest among you shall be your servant." In this simple teaching, he taught the importance of humility and service. He didn't just say that though. He lived it. He, as the literal son of God, spent his entire life in the service of others.

#faithandbusiness #service #leadership #jacobsthoughts

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February 3, 2020

What's a relationship worth?

🤔 What's a relationship worth?
As much as you put into it.

I'm a science guy, and I love the visual of potential vs. kinetic energy. Every relationship that we have, every person in our network has an enormous potential to benefit us. That said, we have to work to convert the potential energy to kinetic energy.

Your network can be your net-worth. If you put in the work :)

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November 16, 2020

How do you feel about the new google icons?

How do you feel about the new google icons?

I get what they're going for:
- Brand consistency
- 1 design language
- Bright and colorful

That said, I feel that they made some major mistakes.
- It's really hard to differentiate their different products.
- The icons seem void of personality
- In some instances, they simply don't make sense. For example, the new Docs icon just looks like a poorly designed rectangle... not a document.

What are your thoughts? Do you like them?

#design #jacobsthoughts #usability

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