Self-doubt and launch stats

Would people even buy this book? Two weeks before launch that’s what I was thinking about Authority, my latest book. Sure, I had hundreds of email addresses from interested individuals, but were they interested enough to buy? I’ve had this same self-doubt before every product launch I’ve done, even after a string of successful launches […]

Authority is live

Last night was a little crazy trying to get the last minute details worked out for the Authority launch, but it all came together and is live now. For those who don’t know, Authority is my latest ebook, taking everything I know about making money from writing and condensing it into a step-by-step guide. Here […]

A first look at Authority

This last weekend was the busiest I’ve had in a long time. My sister was in town for my Mom’s graduation (Congrats Mom!) and so we spent lots of time with family. On top of that I’ve been working like crazy to finish Authority for tomorrow’s launch. Saturday was the craziest day: it started with […]

What Marco Polo and a web designer have in common

Have you ever played the game Marco Polo? It’s a pretty simple game and it’s the most fun if played in a pool. The rules are simple: one person closes their eyes and tries to catch or tag someone else. In order to find people the person who is “it” can say “Marco” at any […]

The Productivity Manifesto

What if you could sit down at your computer and write 1,000 words? What if you could focus without impulsively opening Twitter and Facebook? What if you could write three books in a single year? How would those abilities change your life and work? Over the years I’ve learned a few tips and tricks to […]

Why beautiful email templates hurt your business

A core feature of nearly every email provider is the ability to design great email templates. Companies like Campaign Monitor even make this a core part of their messaging with their tagline “Send beautiful email newsletters.” I believe that these email templates are not only a waste of time, but also harmful to your business. […]

Denim and lifelong friends

Remember the last time you talked with someone who had a big dream? Whether starting a business, checking off a personal goal, or anything else—if the dream is audacious enough—you can’t help but want to help them succeed. That’s even more true if you’ve been friends with that person your entire life. This friend has […]