How to Be the One Who Proves Everyone Wrong

My boss laughed when I told her.

“Just watch me,” I thought.

A year later I would prove her wrong. But it wasn’t long before this that I had completely given up.

Maybe it was because I had just let myself down so much that I couldn’t trust myself anymore.

I said I wanted to be a musician, but I never practiced. I said I wanted to be in great physical shape, but I never picked up the weights.

So many of my ambitions were like this.… Click to read more


For every person that actually makes a living doing what they love, there are a million whose dreams never leave the ground.

It’s not that their idea wasn’t great. It’s not that they didn’t have what it takes.

There was just never enough wind for their ideas to take flight.

I spend a lot of time helping people take consistent action to build their passions into self-sustaining businesses.

For the most part, there is no shortage of energy.

Enthusiasm is a baseline requirement of success.… Click to read more

Kill Your Plans and Start Getting Shit Done

Planning can be the most advanced form of procrastination.

The problem is that it always feels smart.

We’re told things like:

  • “Planning is important!”
  • “Smart people plan!”
  • “If you don’t have a plan, you’re planning to fail!”

And the truth is there is some really great utility in planning. So, no, I’m not writing this to launch some holy war against planning. Planning is a useful, harmless activity yielded in the right way.

This is not a post for people that use planning as a way of getting more done.… Click to read more

You Don’t Have to do Anything

I get it. You want things to be epic.

Me too.

But with that we tend to fuck things up. In our pursuit of epic, we put all this gigantic, crushing pressure on ourselves to be the most-amazing-human-to-ever-exist-ever, and then our inner 15 year old is all like “no, I don’t have to!”

And if you’re anything like me, that inner-rebel has been giving a lot of power. He’s single-handedly responsible for you seeing the truth about how bullshit capitalism, organized religion and lots of other societal nonsense is.… Click to read more

How Camp Nerd Fitness Leveled Me Up Forever

Some things you expect to be awesome and they are. Other times you expect a lot and you’re disappointed.

But there’s a rare third category of events that come along once in a lifetime. They’re the ones you hope will be awesome, then absolutely exceed anything you could have ever imagined. They leave you wondering if what just happened was actually real life.

That was my experience at Camp Nerd Fitness.

The shuttle full of travel-worn and ecstatic nerds bounced along, doing its best to deal with the twists and turns as it climbed into the hills of northern Georgia.… Click to read more