You’re on your own (and why that’s a good thing)

One question people ask a lot when trying to start or improve their fledgling businesses — or when they’re generally trying to do anything epic — is, “But… what should I DO?” Loosely translated, this usually means that they’re more than capable of getting all pumped up and inspired, but then just sort of sit […]

August’s trial results: Gaining time by losing email addiction

For my August trial (bleeding into early September because I started late and because I’m all nonconformisty and stuff about things like trial start/stop dates), I limited myself to checking email twice per day. Sounds simple, I know. So simple that it doesn’t feel worthy of a 30-day trial, even. Seems like it’s the kind […]

How to have a crapload more time

NOTE: This is the fifth in a series of six 30-day trials I promised to do in 2011. Don’t get impatient if you just read the title and want to know how to have a crapload more time. I get to that at the end. What are you, anti-suspense? I’m trying to be a compelling […]

This post totally steps on Julien Smith’s toes re: his concept of Being Fucking Awesome, but that’s okay because Julien is cool enough to know that Fucking Awesome is something that is meant to be shared, and also I’ve had “Awesome” in my tagline for years so I don’t think he can sue me, and also Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are so badass that they could beat up Spiderman

You’ve probably noticed the all-over-the-place nature of this blog. I talk about business and marketing, sure. But I also talk about self-work. And spirituality. And philosophy. I talk about sports, fitness, health, and diet. I talk about persistence and working hard, but also about taking the time to be lazy and stubbornly insisting on taking […]

A short and sweet post about branding and scary clowns

If you have your own business (or are planning to start your own business), you probably spend a lot of time thinking about your brand. Everything ultimately reflects on your brand: Your demeanor on social media, the colors you use on your website, your email etiquette or lack thereof, the nature of the products and […]