I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts recently. Now that my commute into the office is more than just down the hall from my bedroom, I spend more time in the car. That, and I moved further away from my gym. Because of podcasts I actually look forward the 20 minute drive to the […]What happens when you break a 600+ day chain?
“Oh, you’re the guy who writes a thousand words a day!” It’s often hard to make a connection between that blog post you read months ago and the author who is standing in the same conversation circle at a conference. Once people made the connection I was often referred to as the “thousand word guy.” […]Feeling accomplished
The last few weeks have been rough. Despite launching a successful new edition of Authority, getting over 100 five-star reviews on Amazon, and having lots of free time to spend with my son, I’ve felt more stressed, sick, and depressed than any other time in the past few years. My son August was born on […]This moment
A lot of people get to where you are now. A half finished book, an iPhone app with just a few customers, or the perfect idea that just needs circumstances to fall into place before they can build it. These people, like you, are on the brink of something great. Truly changing their own lives […]Enough
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, […]