All I’ve eaten today is leftover stuffing and three eggs (AHHHH).

https://youtu.be/mizVBlbcXoI Also on Spotify! This is how I feel all the time always: AHHHH Meditating? AHHHHm... Writing? AHHHH'm a great writer (or) AHHHH will never touch a keyboard ever again Going to sleep? AHHHH why did I say/do/click on that I will never do anything ever again Getting a haircut? AHHHH want it short, please. … Continue reading All I’ve eaten today is leftover stuffing and three eggs (AHHHH).

How to create something from nothing

No fancy studio? No cash? No team? Nameless nobody? Great. You're ready to make magic. You can create a better tomorrow by starting where you are today. Humility. Drive. Curiosity. An open mind. A keyboard. A pen and some paper. The willingness to trust in yourself. The belief that your perspective, your opinions and weird … Continue reading How to create something from nothing

The Penguin Latte Podcast #21 – Jamie Russo: Entrepreneurship for Positive Change and How to Spread A Million Acts of Kindness

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Warning: my guest today is a very, very kind person. Today on the podcast I'm talking with Jamie Russo (@jamierusso), creator and writer of the Goodnote newsletter. I love Goodnote! And to think of it only as a newsletter would be a mistake. Goodnote … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #21 – Jamie Russo: Entrepreneurship for Positive Change and How to Spread A Million Acts of Kindness

The Penguin Latte Podcast #20 – Uri Bram on Publishing a Newsletter with 50,000 Subscribers, How to Enjoy Writing, and Statistical Errors We Make Everyday

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Listen on YouTube Warning: what follows is a communion of two souls in a chance encounter. Uri Bram is the publisher of The Browser -- a weekly newsletter curated by Uri and his team, read by over 50,000 subscribers. He's written two books: Thinking Statistically and The … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #20 – Uri Bram on Publishing a Newsletter with 50,000 Subscribers, How to Enjoy Writing, and Statistical Errors We Make Everyday

The Penguin Latte Podcast #11: Deepu Asok on Meditation, Yoga, Drawing, and Happiness

Meditation is that state where you are no more. Your sense of Self is gone.If you ask an artist where his work comes from, if he's a generous artist, he'll say, 'I don't know where it comes.' Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Watch on YouTube Deepu Asok is the author and illustrator of … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #11: Deepu Asok on Meditation, Yoga, Drawing, and Happiness

A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

https://youtu.be/Wtt8gEuTwU4 https://open.spotify.com/episode/1CjEZHflQsvZat4ikROkrB?si=MLW9cgxIQsaXkggdR7e46Q Hi all. Welcome to another conversation about the pursuit of creative excellence. I'm so happy that I finally get to share this episode with you! What follows is an intimate, insightful, and entertaining conversation with a true artist -- Phil Desforges. I highly recommend you browse through Phil's portfolio while you listen to … Continue reading A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

This might sound stupid, but

it's not. Let yourself say the stupid thing. As long as you're not being offensive for the sake of being offensive, you're fine. I flinch when I hear myself editing my words out loud. This happens either before or after I speak. Sometimes both. "This might sound stupid, but..." or, "that sounded so..." But when … Continue reading This might sound stupid, but

You Know Too Much And You Produce Too Little – A Chapter from The Book

Here's a free chapter from my newest book, "But I Have No Original Ideas." You're stuck because you have too much information. You're spending hours on Farnam Street trying to find the perfect mental model. You're reading essays and articles and books on productivity. You're building another brain because the first one wasn't good enough. … Continue reading You Know Too Much And You Produce Too Little – A Chapter from The Book

You, Limited

The same keyboard (unless you're a Dvorak). The same 24 hours in a day. You've heard this before. But not the same possibility. Not the same leverage. Not the same indispensable skills. And certainly not the same strange, idiosyncratic interests you obsess over. Those things? They're infinite. They're yours. Infinite possibility, leverage, and creativity. But … Continue reading You, Limited

Everything that you need to know to succeed at this

The list is shorter than you think. It's simply everything that you need to know to succeed at this. You can let out a sigh of relief now. "Oh! thank goodness I don't need to read every business book published in the time it took me to finish saying this." It's not every word in every … Continue reading Everything that you need to know to succeed at this