Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Start Something Project (How I Want to Help You Kick Start Your Next Project, Dream, or Experiment).

What holds you back from taking action?

I hear this all the time:

I want to meet new people. I want to enjoy my job more. I want to start a blog. I want to be a better writer. I want to start a business. I want to come up with a vision plan for the next 6 months. I want to challenge myself to eat better. I want to...

Tell me, what do you want to do?

And better yet, why aren’t you doing it?

The things I’ve done in my life so far have been because I took a deep breath, despite being scared, stepped forward and did it anyways. Because I said YES--HELL YES to things that scared me. Because I jumped at the chance for adventure.

It was through experimentation, experience, and commitment that I figured stuff out as I went. I will be a life-long learner and do-er.

What about you?... Continue Reading

Come Streak With Me: A Challenge

Want to do something? The best time to start is right now. Break through the invisible rules in your head. Do it anyways. Join me in the “Streaker” challenge.Continue Reading

The Job Problem: Stop Worrying and Start Doing (You Only Need to do 2 Things)!

Quick update: Thanks to everyone who voted in the last survey! The results are in, and it looks like the books I’ll be reviewing are Chris Guillebeau’s $100 StartUp and Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine; I’m also primed to focus on my next new project–the Do Something book (part of the Start Something Project, coming soon). If you’reContinue Reading

The Conference that Doesn’t Feel Like a Conference: Touch Down in Nebraska For Big Omaha, 2012

**A quick update for everyone who voted on the last post: First, an overwhelming thank you of gratitude, because I don’t know what I did to deserve all of you, but you’re absolutely the greatest. I put together a survey in the question about my future projects and more than a hundred of you responded to myContinue Reading

Book Giveaway: Too Many Books, and Too Many Projects! (Plus I Need Your Help)

Books are flying off the shelves and landing on my desk, and for the first time in a long time, I can’t read or write fast enough. I also have WAY too many projects on my plate, and I can’t do them all. So, I think I need your help.  I have no idea whereContinue Reading

How To Make a Difference

No one cares about your ideas. They care about what you do with those ideas. Figure out how things work. Figure out why things are the way they are. Learn like crazy, and never stop. Learn how and where you can make changes. If the structure isn’t working, ask yourself why: Is it the people? The assumptions?Continue Reading

How Can I Be Better?

How can I be better? Nearly every day, this is a question I struggle with. Today is impermanent, imperfect, temporary. We can always be better.  What will you focus on? How can you get better? I write every week, almost every day, in an effort to become a better and better writer. Jack London, in hisContinue Reading