May 2012

Earlier this week my friend Adam Baker released the sneak peak for their new documentary on complacency and the affect it has on our lives. I know all of us can relate to this at some time or another in our lives (I’ve certainly had my own share of challenges with this at various times).

I’m grateful to have been interviewed by Adam (and his awesome crew) for the film earlier this year when they went on their 10,000 mile tour across the United States.

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ATTN: Stop Putting Off Your Great Work

Almost daily, no matter how hard you try, this happens like clockwork:

You sit down to do that important work you want to do. You know, the dream that’s going to change your life. That project that’s going to change everything.

It’s your magnum opus. It’s your legacy work. It’s you: blazing a new trail, setting a new trend.

And then, something happens… email strikes. Then Twitter. Facebook. Google Plus. Your iPhone. The Dog needs you. The dishes are dirty and the sink’s piled up.

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When to Quit your Passion and Change Course

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nick Thacker of

Remember what it was like the first few weeks in a foreign language class? The first couple days learning a new musical instrument? HTML or Javascript? Or what about the first few days of a new workout?

They’re easy—the first period of developmental progress in just about anything comes with the reward of great results.

When I first started playing trombone, I enjoyed the same sort of success—I was getting better and better, and putting in very little effort to do so.

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Are You Undervaluing Yourself? 7 Pitfalls for Getting Paid What You’re Really Worth

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Henri Junttila of Wake Up Cloud.

“How did I end up here?” I thought to myself as I peered over the sea in southern Spain.

I lived in Spain for the whole of 2010 with my girlfriend and our miniature schnauzer, Cleo.

We roamed the beaches in January and prayed for rain in July. It was amazing. But it didn’t happen overnight

It took years of self-discovery and struggle for me to start making a living online.

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The #1 Reason You Will Never Quit Your Job

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jason over at 

72% of us dream about living life on our own terms, escaping the day job, breaking down the cubicle walls and adventuring into business for ourselves. Since you’re reading this blog, I’m going out on a limb here and guessing that you are part of this overwhelming majority. I was too.

In late 2004, I was approaching 9 years at my job. I worked in a management position for the largest privately held corporation in Philadelphia.

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