The Resistance Is The Work You Need To Do

There’s so much focus on flow and ease—finding the things that bring us joy, that give us delight and satisfaction. I’ll admit, I love it when writing flows. When the ideas come, when I have so much I want to say and it comes pouring out of me. But there...

Summer Hiatus

Every summer, we take a break as a family—both from work and from business. I also do a social media sabbatical for at least two weeks (sometimes more) based on a series of experiments I conducted and wrote about for Harvard Business Review.

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?”