You know what would be really funny? If there were just, like, a really swole nihilist. Just some dude with six pack abs, works the fuck out everyday, but also happens to believe that the world is utterly pointless. And he has, like, three daughters, and his daughters go to some expensive private school, and […]Read more "PSA: Calling All Swole Nihilists"
Wrong question. Unless you’re a printer, you can’t ‘make’ money. You can only get money. And unless you’re a criminal, you get money when you give somebody something. So, the question becomes: how do I get money? You can ask this question in 2 ways. How can I take people’s money without giving anything valuable […]Read more "“How do I make money?”"
Lex Fridman, one of my favorite podcasters, has nearly 1 million subscribers on YouTube. But calling him a “YouTuber” would be a mistake. You’ll never hear him say, at the start of his videos, “Hey! Welcome back to my channel my name’s Lex Fridman and today I’ll be talking to you about machine learning and […]Read more "On Style, Labels, and Content"
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Who you are today is the result of what you were doing for the past 3 months. That’s what people see. Danny Miranda WARNING: This conversation is equivalent to ONE BILLION GRAMS of caffeine. Today on the show I’m joined by Danny Miranda (@heydannymiranda), […]Read more "Danny Miranda — A Conversation on Love, Strength, Podcasting, Conquering Fear & Combatting Darkness (#41)"
Viktor Frankl, a psychologist who survived multiple concentration camps during World War II, pointed out that it’s not equilibrium which brings good psychological hygiene. Equilibrium is a million dollar word so I’ll rephrase this a bit. What Viktor Frankl meant is that we should turn away from stasis. Okay, turns out stasis is a five […]Read more "You Are Change: Accepting Yourself by Rejecting Your Lowest Self"
It might just be my favorite word. It means to move to action. To incite. Everyday, we’re faced with these groups of choices: Go forward. Answer the call. Knock down the lead domino. Speak. Create. Ship. Or, move backward. Ignore the call. Run away from responsibility. Mute yourself. Destroy. Steal. With infinite examples of the […]Read more "Prompt."
I go to the store to buy groceries even though I could order them from Instacart. But going out, we’re told, is a waste of time when there’s important Knowledge Work to be done. As if a blow to our productivity wasn’t the most harmful injury we could suffer from, a world contaminated by a […]Read more "Our (lack of) separation is spoiling our work: a few counterintuitive tips for productivity"
Smart people tell me I should read more books. So here’s four books I’ve been reading. Modern Man In Search Of A Soul by Carl Jung – 66 pages into this. Not as ‘esoteric’ as what you find in his books like Symbols of Transformation. But it is difficult in that it references points about […]Read more "Four books I’m enjoying: Jung, Holiday, Nietzsche, Kurtz"
It’s okay to be expensive as long as you’re exceptional. As long as you treat every client as an opportunity to hone your craft. As long as you deliver something that those who do the work for cheap simply cannot be bothered to deliver. There are clients who seek hard working people (aka you) to […]Read more "Dear, freelancers: please be expensive."
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube No matter what you’re building, first and foremost, every idea, every product, every business – everything – starts with a great story. Jamie Russo This conversation will turn assholes into saints. Today I’m joined by JAMIE RUSSO! (@jamierusso) Last time Jamie and I talked […]Read more "Jamie Russo Returns! — Author of The Underdog Paradox Shares Stories of Everyday Heroism, The Craft of Writing, and Entrepreneurship for Positive Change (#40)"