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Starting 101 : Get Your Project off the Ground Successfully

I mentioned in my last blog post I’ve been traveling across the country to the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. Well, the event is over and it was pretty wild. I met a lot of great people in person and had the opportunity to listen to some great speakers. Don’t worry if you missed it though – I took a lot of notes and plan on compiling them into an eBook.  Keep your...

Into the Unknown

Maybe I’m Crazy… In fact, I must be. Right now, as I write this blog post, I’m sitting outside a Starbucks in Boise, Idaho… I’m thousands of miles away from most of my friends and family… And I’m Homeless and unemployed. That’s right – no job, no predictable income, no home… And I have no intention of trying to get any of those things...

Talents and Time Decay

What do you do when presented with an uncertain path? Do you stick to what’s comfortable, to what’s safe? If there’s something on the line (and there always is), this would seem the prudent choice. After all, with uncertainty comes risk, and risk means danger – the reasonable choice would be to stick to what you know. But what if sticking to the seemingly safest option – the certain path –...

Let Your Hands Go

Back in college, my boxing coach would remind us every day of the most important thing we needed to do as fighters. It didn’t matter if it was heavy bag practice, sparring, or between rounds at an actual match, he would say over and over again: Let your hands go. The instructions were simple enough – throw more punches. I didn’t really think much about it because I always threw as many punches as...

How to Find the Strength to Continue When You Feel Like Quitting (a letter to those in the trenches)

On the Pain of Creative Work Creative work is hard as hell. If you’re a writer, entrepreneur, or anyone else challenging and pushing boundaries (read: instigator), you know what I’m talking about. In fact, creative work is probably the hardest work there is – something only those bold enough to create can appreciate. But what makes creative work so hard? 1.  Creative work is uncertain Doing...

Never Compromise

Just One Person In my previous post, I wrote about great work. Great work is impactful work – the kind that resonates with a person (or a million people) for years to follow. The sole criteria for determining great work is impact, and that’s specifically and uniquely determined by the person or people experiencing the work. If you impact just one person, you’ve created great work. So how do we...

9 Dos and 2 Don’ts for Creating Success in Business (and Life)

Every day, hundreds of thousands of blogs are started, thousands of books are published, and hundreds of businesses are created. The majority don’t last. So what separates those that last from those that fail? The ones that succeed – do they do something different? Is there a common pattern, strategy or framework that successful projects use?  And if so, can we model it and use it in...

On Starting

Starting a Project is Thrilling There’s something about that moment – the moment we finally write our ideas on paper – that’s both invigorating and scary. We move from day-dreaming to actualizing and everything seems at once entirely possible and wholly reachable. The goals we set not only excite us by their grandeur, but by the thought of actually reaching them. The moment you write your ideas...

8 Fears Every Creative Entrepreneur Experiences on the Path to Success

Obstacles When starting a new project, you deal with a lot of obstacles. The web design you outsourced might not function how you wanted, or the first shipment of products come in completely the wrong color or size, or your plans for a successful launch don’t pan out the way you hoped they would… All of these are difficult to deal with. They hurt, they’re painful, and they disappoint us...

5 Things You MUST Do To Ship Your Project Successfully

Doing the Work I’ve been busy recently… Very busy. January came and went with the initiation of several big projects – stuff I didn’t think I would finish by February… But, somehow, I’m on track to ship (subscribe to my blog to get insider sneak peaks and first releases of awesome content, products and projects before everyone else). Here are a few things I did...

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