July 2011

After several months, and an incredible inaugural launch, Trailblazer is now open for enrollment again for a few short days.

There is one thing that makes the difference between success and failure in every business. If you get it right, everything is awesome; customers line up to work with you and things are easy. Get it wrong, however, and all your hard work amounts to little or nothing.

Of course I’m talking about your offer to the world.

Until now there hasn’t been a course dedicated to help you find the intersection between your passion, the value you have and your strategy for releasing it to the world.

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Way out of hand (and a back door?)

The first half of 2011 has been a huge year of growth and change for us. So far this year…

  • My wife and I moved to Portland, Oregon
  • She started a new project (and launched a book)
  • And we started hiring a team to help us out around here.

We’re growing, expanding and things are starting to get a bit ouf of hand over here (in the best way possible).

Also in the beginning of this year, I released a product — that I’d been pouring myself into for months — called Trailblazer.

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The “Bane of Fuzziness,” a Lie, and… You

Note: This is a follow up to this post that had several hundred people sign up for my one-time event on creating your offer to the world. It seems like a lot of people really want this information, and are really in need of it. I’m really in awe of the response it’s received.

Each day I try to sit down and give some thought to what I want my life to be about, and really, the legacy I want to leave when I’m gone.

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As most of you know from reading this blog, I’ve been at this “getting paid to be you” thing for a while.

In 2009 I quit my job to do this full time, and it’s been a really fun ride since. I’ve helped dozens of people quit their jobs and start doing something meaningful to them where they’re working on their own terms.

It’s been a long time since I worked in what my coworkers called “file hell” — but I still sympathize with each person that emails me telling me about how much they crave their own freedom.

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Why Passion Will Fuel Your Greatest Work

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike.com.

It’s Saturday night, 11pm, and I’m at my desk working.

You don’t have to feel sorry for me though. I have no boss breathing down my neck or pressing deadline to meet. I could just as easily be at the bar, sipping a pint with friends.

But instead I’m at home, typing away fervently, working on my business.

Staying in and working on a Saturday night was an easy choice to make actually… It simply sounded like more fun.

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