If your blog fails, you’ll have at least gotten better at writing. If your podcast fails, you’ll have at least gotten better at speaking. If your YouTube channel fails, you’ll have at least gotten better at presenting yourself in front of a camera. If your venture fails, you’ll have at least learned how complicated it […]Read more "Permission to quit"
I have a habit of chain-reading books. It’s like chain-smoking, but with books. After finishing a book, I’ll immediately pick up a new book to read. What kind of books am I reading? Books about psychology, culture, sushi, creativity, business, self-development, writing, marketing, philosophy; seemingly disparate subjects that have nothing to do with each other. […]Read more "Readings and Riffs – A New Show from Penguin Latte"
I got an A in my history class in college. I memorized the facts (this thing happened), and the sequence of events (this happened after that which caused this). There was a system, and I followed it. The system: remember these things, memorize this sequence, and you’re likely to get an A. My history class […]Read more "History Doesn’t Care About Your Exam"
to start something. Neil Gaiman knew it when he said, “The best way to come up with new ideas is to get really bored.” Boredom is easy to get to. Just stop doing things. Turn off your devices, close your books, put down your brushes and pens. Boredom is better than inspiration. Inspiration is fleeting, and […]Read more "Boredom is the perfect condition"
Calm and collected? That was before. Calm because we would collect with like-minded people at stadiums, churches, coffee shops, restaurants. Now, we’re calm and connected. Calm because we can connect with like-minded people through Zoom rooms, Skype calls, virtual co-working spaces, blogs (my favorite), email newsletters, social media groups. Of course, connecting is not the […]Read more "Calm and Connected"
Who’s saying what? How has the situation changed? Are there new ways to lower risk? Of course, we want to stay informed so that we have some sense of what’s going on in the world. But we can only stay so informed until we’re no longer being informed of any new information. Day by day […]Read more "What’s The Latest?"
Instead of doing this, you should be doing that. You’re doing things. And while you’re doing things, you’re probably making mistakes. You’re aware of some of those mistakes, but you’re also unaware of the dozens of other mistakes that you’re making. Unaware, of course, until somebody tells you what those mistakes are. No matter how […]Read more "This Instead Of That"
It’s useful to do what everyone else does. Go to sleep at night because everyone else does. Wake up in the morning because everyone else does. Wash yourself because everyone else does. Respond this way because everyone else is responding this way. It’s useful to do what everyone else does, except for that last one.Read more "Doing What Everyone Else Does"
“Everyday, do one thing that scares you.” Now, because of the Internet, we can do ten things that scare us, or a hundred things that scare us. This is great, because we have an endless amount of opportunities to grow by choosing to do scary things. What are some scary things that we can do […]Read more "Scary Things That We Can Do From Home"
The Internet is crowded. As of January 2020, there are over 1.7 billion websites, 1 billion Instagram accounts, 30 million blogs, 31 million YouTube channels, and only one you. 2 billion people have chosen to be something for somebody else. 2 billion people have chosen to be either a Beacon or a Tabloid. A Tabloid […]Read more "Beacons and Tabloids"