6 Awesome Books of 2018 and one that SUCKED

One of the critiques of my reading is the question around how much information could possibly stick if I’m reading more than 52 self-help, business books in a year. The truth is that many of them don’t stick. A bunch of the books feel like repeat information and have a single chapter that stands out […]

5 Tips to Make Your GTD Review Easy and Fast

I wrote about what my routines are recently, one of the reasons I started with them was because I wasn’t getting to my review process. When I didn’t get to my review process I found that I’d spend the night flustered or the weekend with some nagging feeling like the whole house of cards was […]

How Speeding Up My Reading Meant I Read Less

Convenience, however, often comes at the expense of understanding. The less time you spend examining things, the less you know about them. When it comes to understanding how you spend your life, it’s important to slow down and take the time. – The Bullet Journal Method In 2018 I launched a new podcast called Should […]

3 Questions To Ask Yourself To Filter Your Tasks

One of the books I’m working through is The Bullet Journal Method. Early in the book as Ryder Carroll started to talk about why you use the journal he had three great questions you need to ask yourself with your tasks. They are: Where are you now? Do you want to be where you are? […]

More Clear Suggestions from Rafal

A few weeks back I wrote about 6 tips the Overwhelmed Creative can use to get control again. In response to that my friend Rafal sent me some of his tips for bringing focus back to your life. Rafal runs Sandbox Rim and it’s a great site that I have in my RSS reader. Here […]

Some Marketing That Has Worked for Me

In a few weeks, Jason Resnick and I are going to be leading a workshop called Stop the Cycle. We’ll be talking about the marketing that’s worked for us and how to take control of your time so that you don’t miss your marketing activities. Since Jason is going to lead the marketing talk, I […]

4 Ways You Need to Be Realistic With Your Time to Win at Freelancing

Last week I talked about the planning you need to do with your spouse and your life if you want to run a successful freelance business. Today, we’re going to dive into what it looks like to be in control of your time so that you can run the business you want to run. Projects […]

If you want to start freelancing, you need to do some planning first

So you want to go freelance. I get it, running your own business can offer so much freedom. It can also crash and burn if you don’t have a plan. Today I talk about these things that you need to have in your plan before you get going: Plan some savings, ideally 6 months Get […]

Talking with Matt Medeiros about choosing a job after leading an agency

After talking with Adam Warner a few months back I’ve had a number of people reach out to say that they enjoyed the interview and Adam’s perspective on moving from Foo Plugins to Sitelock. Today we’re continuing in the same vein as I talk to Matt Medeiros. Matt is a founder of Slocum Studios along […]

Experts are willing to say “I don’t know”

I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show on my morning run and the interview with Howard Marks continually made me think of how often we get over confident when we talk to clients. We do this because we want to win the work, but are we doing them a disservice? What should we be […]

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