Power to the Pen: Lessons From My Childhood About Doing Good Business

Today’s post is a bit special. To me, at least.

I’m a longhand notes taker. I rarely use a computer when in meetings or brainstorming. Everything is ink-and-paper (never pencil — ew). I was asked by Pilot Pens’ Power to the Pen program to craft a handwritten post to their campaign that talked about some thoughts or events from my childhood that have been influential to me later in life.

I thought the only appropriate place to take the pictures of these posts was adhered to the fridge in some way.

And here that is — and thanks to Pilot for asking a gal who loves ink-and-paper to be a part of this movement. The Power of Unpopular is delighted to share the Power to the Pen. You might think it’s old-school. And that’s OK. I dig ink. (Have you seen how much I dig ink?)

If you want to find more of these handwritten posts, simply click on this Twitter search for #powertothepen for great links!

Note: we were all sent some Pilot Pens and paid a wee bit for our participation in this campaign. Which is nice. But I would have done it anywhoo…

Power of Unpopular Power to the Pen Pilot 1Power of Unpopular Power to the Pen Pilot 2Power of Unpopular Power to the Pen Pilot 3Power of Unpopular Power to the Pen Pilot 4

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Lou
Lou

Someone from Pilot should probably give @altonbrown a call too. I don't care what you say though, I'm still mad a my mom for making me wear Toughskins in Jr Highschool

The Redhead
The Redhead

Toughskins...yeah, I had those, too. *shudder*

C.C. Chapman
C.C. Chapman

I use to get that "didn't do it the right way" from teachers ALL the time and it pissed me off to no end. Now when my kids get that I tell them not to get too bothered by it and that there will always be people in their lives who try to force them to do it another way. Glad you had so much fun with this. Somehow I knew you would!

The Redhead
The Redhead

You're a great dad, CC :) And I'm proud to know ya! Thanks for being the reason I got to be a part of this!