Topic: Life


I recently heard a story about a friend-of-a-friend who had a decent consulting career. Instead of leveraging his skills to make as much money as possible, he took a different approach. Each year he would accept consulting projects starting in January. His skills were in demand and so he was able to work extended contracts […]

Two years after quitting my job: 2013 in review

If you’ve been reading this blog for a few years, you know the journey I’ve gone through: In October 2011 I left a startup job (making $60,000/year) to freelance and build and sell products. 2012 was an amazing year where I built this blog, wrote two books, and doubled my income. So what happened in […]

Finish one thing today

Lately I’ve struggled to get anything done. Without a book deadline or major product launch coming up I’ve flipped between working on a dozen projects like a kid with ADD trying to find something decent on TV. The result is that I’ve accomplished very little. On one hand that’s okay. Books are still selling well, […]

Three Hundred Sixty Five

The last year has been a crazy journey for me. If you’ve been following along you’ve watched me learn how to build, launch, and market products ranging from my books to ConvertKit. Did you know that using multiple packages could triple revenue? Or that products will flop without the proper launch sequence? Or that writing […]

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 […]

Helping People Who Help Themselves

I’ve received a lot of help lately from very talented people. At the end of one of these conversations with Amy Hoy, when I was profusely thanking her for her help, she said something that will stick with me for a long time: “I like helping people who help themselves.” Now that I’ve achieved a […]

One Year After Quitting My Job

Last year I did a year in review post, so by doing it again this year I am turning it into a tradition. This is more for me (to see my own progress) than it is for you, but I hope you can learn something as well. If you want to read last years you […]