Sometimes every day at work can feel like a battle you’ve already lost. You nestle down only to find that you’d rather punch yourself in the face than go through the same routine yet another day.
Resistance sinks in like a battery that slowly drains every ounce of energy in your being. Inspiration is nowhere to be found — just the same old self-doubt and stuckness. You feel like one of those wind-up, key-turn dolls. Programmed to move toward inevitable defeat.
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I used to think that surrendering to something bigger than myself was a sign of weakness. I was raised as a Mormon and saw a lot of people in my church “putting their life in the hands of God,” yet they seemed complacent and lazy.
It felt as if they wanted God to do everything for them. They didn’t want to be collaborators with a Higher Source, they wanted to go limp like a doll, their lives being pulled along by puppet strings.… Click to read more
If you’re thinking about doing a major launch, you might not want to schedule a newborn or an out-of-state five day retreat right smack in the middle of it.
But that’s what we did (well, Dustin’s baby wasn’t “scheduled” — she came when she wanted to!).
We made a few more mistakes while launching the crowdfunding campaign for Playbook.
- Hard Truth #1: We had too many competing commitments. We should have completely cleared our schedules for optimal focus. But life, babies, and unexpected events happen and you don’t always get everything right.
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When Jonathan and I work on projects we have always put an emphasis on providing value to our audience and having a great time while doing it.
About a year ago an email showed up in our inbox called “The Rules of the Game of Business”. The idea behind the email was that business is a game. We loved the idea because it made taking risks and building things an adventure. Not a struggle.
At World Domination Summit this summer we wanted a digital gift to give away to promote Playbook, a platform that teaches entrepreneurs real-world business skills through action based missions.… Click to read more
I’m writing to you from headquarters in Portland, Oregon, petitioning for your help. I’m working on a web-app that can help more everyday renegades like yourself get paid to do what they love.
It combines the best of real-world learning and project management functionality to keep you accountable.
It’s fucking awesome. And it can change the way online education works. But not without your help. Yes, I’m talking to you.
But before you decide to hurriedly back it and claim your sweet-ass rewards, I want to tell you a few reasons you should support us.… Click to read more