In 2010, my friend Sid Savara sent me the following email: You should go full speed ahead on the blogger interviews- and really dedicate yourself to it. I think your interview series would be extremely successful…

In the ten years, I’ve been a surfer, I’ve had days where I catch wave after wave and others where I can’t catch a wave to save my life. I used to find this incredibly…

When you start working on an ambitious goal like writing a book, starting a blog, or building a company, or even picking up a new hobby, to stay motivated to accomplish any goal can feel…

You can try to convince the anonymous critic who hates your book, your show, or your art to change his mind. Or you can serve the people who have chosen to stay, who would miss…

Every few weeks, somebody leaves me a 1-star review or tells me they don’t like my work. The temptation for most creators is to appease the anonymous critic. If somebody who doesn’t like your work…

A few months ago Cal Newport wrote a post on his blog titled On Analog Social Media. He was making a case for socializing with people in person, whether that be through activities like CrossFit,…

A few months ago I met a girl at a party who told me about the novel she’d been working on for five years. Five years is a long time— what was taking so long? She dismissed…

With every event in our lives, there are two parts.1. The facts2. The interpretation All human suffering comes out of our interpretation of the facts. A close friend doesn’t return a call. We interpret that…

Ultimately, every idea is associated with a project, whether personal (a birthday part you are planning) or professional (a new product launch), every project revolves around ideas that you want to push into action- Scott…

For every creator, there is a gap between their ambitions and abilities. Ira Glass called this the taste gap. It may take years or decades before you bridge this gap. But you can start small….