The 25/5 Rule For Finding Focus

Whenever I get too little sleep, or I feel a deluge of projects coming on, I feel myself start to panic. There’s a ton to do and I’m afraid I won’t be able to get it all done. So what happens next? Paralysis. Indecision. Procrastination. I’m not alone. The 25/5 strategy helps every single time, and it’s so important I’m writing about it.

Ask Me Anything (Yes, Anything)

I’m prepping to record an ask-me-anything for my upcoming podcast, and it will be available to anyone who is a supporter and backer of the podcast on Patreon. So far I’ve got the following questions queued up to answer: The transition from 1 kid to 2 kids....

Slow Down, Don’t Stop, Keep Going

Don’t quit, not yet. This is my current mantra—to myself. I thought you might want to hear it as well. I feel behind on nearly everything these days. My life blurred out of focus with the arrival of our second son, and only in May or June of this year, once he...

Less Time Than We Think

I want to write about something I’m noticing—and struggling with. I don’t have an answer for it. It is, perhaps, a set of observations.When I was younger: in my twenties, I didn’t realize how much of my free time I spent doing things—things that I now try to do all inside of my limited work hours. There are small projects I used to indulge in that occupied pockets of time I no longer have in the same way. Today I want to talk through how work (and projects) eat our time, and why we have less time than we think. And how to deal with it.

How, What, Why

Are you rushing, slipping, catching your breath, urgent, last-minute, adrenaline fueled? Or are you patient, calm, planning ahead, ready, exhaling, easy? The difference between the two matters.

Mess-in-Progress

Friends, I’m in the process of updating my website, and it’s been a long time coming. This is not a sexy project. When people talk about being an entrepreneur, most of the time they talk about the new, shiny objects. The latest launches. The biggest revenues. The six-figure months. Not the boring, painstaking projects that require consistency, repetition, dedication. Or the cumbersome legacy projects like, “What do I do with all of these blog posts now?” and “What happens when I stop teaching courses, do I clean up my digital entrails that are all over the web?”

Why It Took Me So Long to Sign Up for B-School (Don’t Make My Mistakes)

It took me a really long time to sign up for B-School. At first, it made sense: I was super broke, had $100k in student loan debt, and I was trying to learn everything I could while doing it on the cheap. But after a while, I ended up making a bunch of mistakes that cost me a TON. Here are the mistakes I made, and why I would do it differently if I were to go back and do it again.

The 5 Mistakes Even Smart Entrepreneurs Make

This week only (February 21 and 23, 2019), join a free class all about business, marketing, and being smarter as an entrepreneur. In the class, you’ll learn how to 45X your marketing efforts using a tool everyone thought was “so over,” the website links that stop buyers dead in their tracks, and why more traffic isn’t always what you need — and what you should do instead.