As someone who’s self-employed, you’ll inevitably face bouts of crappy productivity and you’ll feel like banging your head against a wall. In my own life, those times generally occur when I let others set my priorities for me. So I took some advice and contacted a friend of mine (Justin Davis) who lives in the area and asked if he wanted to meet every Monday for coffee to set goals, challenge each other and provide a level of business accountability. Here’s how we make it succeed.Continue reading
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with – and ultimately becoming friends with – Amber Lancour. We worked together at a company in Los Angeles and have kept in touch through email and through this blog and BadRoomie.com – a now defunct website I started with my brother (Amber’s had the craziest roomies).
Last week, Amber sent me an email with some kind words of encouragement about this blog along with her personal story about getting laid off and the forced transition to being self-employed. Read that letter here.Continue reading
In the final part of The Gap Series, I want to tackle how your will plays into the existence of the chasm between where you are and where you want to be. We’ve already discussed your heart (passion) and your mind (beliefs). Now I’ll let you in on the major thing you need to close the gap: persistence.Continue reading
In my last post, I alluded to what I called “The Fantasy of Passion” – which is the ridiculous notion that if you’re doing work you love, you’ll always love it. In this post, I want to take the Fantasy of Passion and replace it with the Reality of Passion in the hopes that by doing so, you’ll be better prepared to appreciate the path you’re on (or will be on soon).Continue reading
I’ve had the opportunity to talk with a few entrepreneurs lately and something keeps coming up – building a business to sell it. I’ve got nothing against selling a business. But building a business with the sole purpose of selling it is a great way to ensure that it realistically never happens.Continue reading
In his book The War of Art, Steven Pressfield tackles the constant battle that rages inside of artists. Art, according to Pressfield, is war. So is trying to start a business. Have you ever considered the similarities between artists and entrepreneurs?Continue reading
If you haven’t already, I recommend you read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series for the first two pieces of advice given to me by Dave Ramsey during a town hall meeting. In this third and final article in the series, we’re going to break from the marketing angle of the first two […]Continue reading