Podcast Of The Week: Pressfield And Altucher (Writing For A Living)

Steven Pressfield has been on the James Altucher podcast multiple times. After reading Pressfield's new book, Govt Cheese, and catching his most recent appearance discussing the book with Altucher, I want to give a plug for these two recent accomplishments and revisiting older episodes.  Pressfield’s already an inspiration to a lot of us. But hearing … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Pressfield And Altucher (Writing For A Living)

Stupid Mistakes Vs. Productive Mistakes

A Seth Godin-ism: Stupid is what happens when we refuse to learn from our mistakes. It’s fine to live by “don’t be stupid.” There are plenty of areas not being stupid can help us step around (i.e. arguing with people on the internet). But, we also need to make “productive and generous mistakes.” Stupid is … Continue reading Stupid Mistakes Vs. Productive Mistakes

Imposter Syndrome Vs. I’m The Poster Boy Syndrome

On one hand, sometimes you feel like you’re an imposter and have no right to even attempt what you’re doing (or scared to start doing).  On the other, you feel like “I’ve soooo got this. I’m the champ - look at my crown, everybody gather round and listen up.”  It’s useful to know the term … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome Vs. I’m The Poster Boy Syndrome

Failing Doesn’t Mean You’re A Failure

A David Goggins-ism on overcoming failure by not going at the struggle alone: Failing doesn’t mean you’re a failure, it means you failed one time at one thing.  What follows is a transcribed quote from Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me audiobook. It comes after a story where Goggins has tried to beat the Guinness Book pullup … Continue reading Failing Doesn’t Mean You’re A Failure

Sunday Music: Rick Ross “Act A Fool”

I have a thing for the measured slowness of Rick Ross’ flow. I guess I missed “Act a Fool (feat. Wale)” when it came out, but I stumbled across it a few weeks ago and it’s such a vibe. Its tempo and rhythm, vibrating with his “I’m going to unapologetically make this statement for profit,” … Continue reading Sunday Music: Rick Ross “Act A Fool”

11 Rules For Creative Entrepreneurs (via Treyton Devore)

Sometimes something so basic can help you get centered. Treyton Devore’s list of “My 11 Rules as a Creative Entrepreneur” is excellent.  I’ll be using these with financial planning clients at my day job.  Beyond the basic stuff we’ve all heard a million times (“spend less than you make”) he gets into the grittier corners … Continue reading 11 Rules For Creative Entrepreneurs (via Treyton Devore)