Eye contact A helping hand Silence Stillness Serenity Courage Nobility Self-respect Discipline Hugs Good friends Long conversations with good friends Laughter A “how’re you?” A “hey what are you doing this weekend? Let’s catch up. It’s been awhile.” All the greatest books ever written All the greatest podcasts ever recorded A journal and a pen […]Read more "The cheapest things in the world"
Worry Jealousy Fear Rumination Checking Complaining Unchanneled anger Making boring work Making products that nobody wants A lack of self-respect A tendency to shrug off all responsibility to someone else Being too nice Being an asshole Letting other people make your schedule Letting other people make decisions for you Consuming more than you create Arguing […]Read more "These are the most expensive things in the world"
Do you need expertise to teach online? Do you need a certificate? Do you need a degree? No. No. No. But that doesn’t mean that online teachers have no standards. The revolution of online courses and teachers-as-entrepreneurs will flourish so long as barriers are lowered and standards are raised. Online courses do what the ivory […]Read more "Can you teach online?"
The death of culture is the death of dialogue, debate, and discourse. Dialogue, debate, and discourse all depend on a celebration and acceptance of differences in views. You should celebrate when someone openly expresses their arguments against yours. That proves you’re not living in a decadent, totalitarian society. And that’s a damn good reason to […]Read more "No Differences? No Culture."
I sometimes get this feeling that I’m calling The Surge. The Surge feels like ideas are trying to birth their way through my fingers. I work quicker under the influence of The Surge. And because I’m working quicker, I don’t overwork. The Surge is an amplified desire to create something no matter how crappy. It’s […]Read more "The Surge"
Are you losing interest in your creative projects? Good. Me too. I’ve lost interest in a lot of projects. It’s okay to lose interest and pivot because hey, now you know what not to work on. What could be more valuable than that? Don’t waste any time working on something you hate! And now, example […]Read more "Creativity and WoW and Skill Stacks"
Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube Some people think of things as a product. Some people think of it as a network or a community. I think Club Penguin was a community…What matters is that you gave permission for a community to gather. ROCKETSNAIL Today on the podcast I have the honor of speaking […]Read more "RocketSnail — The Making of Club Penguin and Building Online Worlds (#62)"
“Don’t work hard and don’t fail because it’s not worth it and life is unfair so why bother anyways?” STEVE JOBS (DID NOT SAY THIS) Protect your ego from criticism Get defensive about everything Find a job you hate Stay at that job you hate for 10 years On the 10th anniversary of hating your […]Read more "How to Live an Unexceptional, Dull, Uneventful Yet Safe and Protective Life"
Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube So no matter what it is, and what age you are, you’re not that far away from your dream. It’s way easier than you think. EMMY SOBIESKI Emmy Sobieski is an athlete, marathon runner, and entrepreneur who’s held all 3 positions successfully at the same time. Between the […]Read more "Emmy Sobieski — Marathon Running and Kicking Ass at Age 50 and Beyond (#61)"
This morning I woke up from a dream about this exact blog post. And since I have nothing more intelligent to share than a dream I had about an MMO I haven’t played in half a decade, here you go. When I went for 99 cooking, I went to the cooking guild range and cooked. […]Read more "Going for 99"