I constantly find myself pulling Seth Godin’s The Dip off the bookshelf and thumbing through the yellowed, dog-eared pages covered in margin notes and scribbles. When you start a lot of things, you inevitably have … Continue reading Failure is an option.
I’m not normal. I know this on many levels. Other people unwind by having a drink at the bar or buying a new pair of shoes. Not me. My idea of fun is a form … Continue reading I still like books.
It happens to all of us at some point. We get over the initial enthusiasm about learning something new because of our learning plateaus. You make the most amount of progress on a skill when … Continue reading Cresting the learning plateau.
When I first read Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Workweek, like many of us, I was blown away by the simplicity of the concept and the idea that someone was giving me permission to break out of … Continue reading Getting it done. Your way.
It happens more often than I’d like to admit. I’m cruising along, crushing my word count or working on a really exciting part of my business when I get blindsided by something unexpected. It can … Continue reading Working through the distractions.
“What do you do?” We’ve all been asked this question. Probably dozens if not hundreds of times. And if you’re like me, you always have to think about how you’re going to answer it because … Continue reading But I’m not just an author.
We’d been driving in the wrong direction for at least 15 minutes before I figured it out. I’d told the cabbie, “Patterson Street,” but he insisted I’d said, “Harrison Street,” which was on the other … Continue reading You’re going the wrong way.
Technically, my phone costs twice as much as my laptop. I don’t think many of us pay the “sticker price” we get quoted at the phone store. That’s probably to make us appreciate the value … Continue reading Must be time for a new phone.
You’re not listening. Nobody does. We’re all too busy clicking and tapping and raging. Follows and likes and hearts and more meaningless holes in our life-force bucket. It’s usually right in front of you, the … Continue reading The past is whispering in your ear, but you’re not listening.
A million a week. Maybe not a million, but a lot. I’m constantly getting ideas. For stories, for my life, for my future. As an author, I have more story ideas than I could ever … Continue reading When you get an idea, take the first bite.