Every experience you have in your life, your relationships, your achievements, and your failures are all open to interpretation. One of the most unique experiences we have as human beings is the ability to pause…

As a culture, we’re obsessed with scale. Venture capitalists want to fund businesses that are infinitely scalable, have built-in network effects and could produce a 100x return on their investment. So people chase VC funding…

One of the most horrifying statistics for modern knowledge workers is how much time they spend on email. They send, receive, and respond to email for an average of 5.6 hour per workday.According to Cal…

Succeeding as a writer on the internet is not for the faint of heart. You have to spend years publishing your work, and potentially hear the sound of crickets chirping.You have to be thick-skinned enough…

In a recent interview, Seth Godin asked people to think about the best teacher they ever had. I reflected on mine, and the impact that he’s had on my life, and how he continues to…

The first time I interviewed Bob Goff, we talked about living a noteworthy life. If your life is noteworthy, you should take some notes on it. You should write about it. Writing every day changed…

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness Summary I stumbled on Joyful at an airport bookstore, and I’m delighted I did. There are so many overlooked opportunities for joy right at our…

I get books in the mail from Amazon every week. My roommate says that it seems like I get a new book every day. I usually keep a running list of the books I want…

Here’s a fundamental truth about creating compelling work that many don’t get: attention and accomplishment are incredibly different animals, and confusing one for the other will cause you to delude yourself into thinking you’re making…

Navigating the geography of a creative life requires a compass – not a map. It’s something you design without any instructions to follow or boxes to check off. There are no prerequisites or roadmaps that…