On personal freedom. Many will sell entrepreneurship on the promise that it gives you personal freedom. If that’s true, I haven’t seen it yet. There are many reasons to pursue entrepreneurship, but for me, personal freedom has moved to the end of that list. Seems fitting since it’s likely at the end of the journey.
Hustle is a dirty word, but there are times when it’s necessary. Before entering those times, it’s critical to find your limitations. Then confidently set your expectations, both for yourself and for all the parties involved. We humans simply aren’t meant for consistent 110% throughput, and that’s beautiful. Eventually, we have to recharge so we can hustle later.
Importance is an illusion.
Well, maybe I should clarify: differing importance is an illusion. Why do I say this?
Because quite honestly, the big writers on the web (the mega-bloggers with thousands of comments, the Twitter personalities with a million followers) are no different than you or me. They’re just as broken, just as longing for meaning, just as “normal” as the next person.Read more →
I used to love writing on paper. Now I hate it. The reason is simple, and can be summed up in one word: impatience.
When was the last time you wrote down your thoughts on paper? I know that for me, it was last week. Some might call that a good amount, but I say it’s pitiful.Read more →
Everyone know’s we are the worst personal critiques. Ask someone how you’re doing at something, and chances are they will tell you an answer better than what you were bracing for.
But this doesn’t help the crushing scrutiny we place on ourselves when aspiring to carry out a calling that we know is a part of our greater purpose on this Earth.Read more →