General

Keep preparing, planning, waiting.

I managed to deceive myself this way for an entire year.

The seductive siren of endless preparation will fight to pull you in. To keep you preparing for the perfect plan.

Of course, the hilarity is that it doesn’t exist.

The perfect path/plan/project is a giant fucking myth – and it’s responsible for the countless toll of dreamers dying with their plans inside of them.

I almost got sucked down this road to nowhere, luckily I have smart people around me to call me out on my shit.… Click to read more

How Dustin Lee Made $117,000 Selling Design Goods In His Spare Time

Deep in debt, making little income, and with a new born on the way, Dustin was up against a wall. He was working 40 hours a week with me on a software startup that was making $0 money.

He was stressed out, overworked and had to find a way to make some income on the side. He didn’t have the luxury of creating a business plan or testing a lot of ideas.

Pressure and necessity forced him to:

  1. Focus only on what got results.
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Note: This is part of a series on momentum. You can view the full series here.

Are you focusing every day on activities that grow your business, or are you only doing thing that keep it going?

Too much work on maintenance activities is a common mistake most people make. It’s easy to get sucked into no matter what stage of business you’re at.

This is all good and fine if you either don’t care about growing, or if your business has reached an “escape velocity” stage where it’s growing without you doing anything.… Click to read more

The Power of Total Immersion

I’ve never been one to simply test the waters.

I jump in, head first into any endeavor that I have a deep interest in.

In a lot of ways, I think this has been the secret to me leveling up my skills and achieving goals faster than most.

I don’t waste a lot of time “feeling things out” or “exploring my options.” When I find something I like, I review the best possible options and pick one. I know that I can always adjust course later.… Click to read more

The Five Steps For Getting Yourself in the Great Work Flow

What if you could spend the majority of your working time connected to your heart, in the zone, doing the work you know really matters?

What if this could be the default space that you create from?

I think it can. Over the last several years I’ve been experimenting and testing different techniques for getting into this heart-centered, community-reaching, deep-creativity space.

I’ve been avidly pursuing it mostly because for so long I’ve not been in that state as consistently as I’d like.… Click to read more