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The 3 Step Framework for Starting Anything From Scratch

I get asked questions every day about starting, finishing, and shipping things. Let’s be honest: I bring this on myself. Not only do I write about these topics, but I ask everyone I meet or who joins The Resistance to tell me what they’re struggling with (and how I can help). The nature of this is that some questions come up again and again. I find they fit a certain trend. So today, I want to...

What Makes You The Expert?

This past June, my wife and I spent 15 days exploring Ecuador. Unlike the other countries we visited this past year, our Ecuador adventure involved a lot of bus travel. On the plus side, Ecuadorian bus travel is cheap. We traveled by bus from the Pacific Ocean to the Amazon jungle, with a couple stops in between for good measure, all for less than $100 USD. On the not-quite-plus-side, the bus...

11 steps to building a heart-centered business from scratch

Last week, we wrapped up the The Flight Formula LIVE – an intensive, in-person, heart-centered business incubator program. For 7 days, a small group of motivated entrepreneurs met in the mountains of Asheville to discover their gifts, activate their purpose, and build heart-centered businesses from scratch. Jason and Asher led the way (with me providing a virtual support role from Peru) providing...

Beyond the Beach (the creator's dilemma)

 Myrmidons! My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are, we are lions! Do you know what’s waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It’s yours! [Troy] Creators have a dilemma. We want the freedom to create whatever, whenever we want… But the market will only compensate us for what IT wants...

Artisanship and Premium Prices in the Digital Age

“Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success…”  – Jiro Ono (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) *   *   * For the past two months, my wife and I have been traveling around South East Asia. We’ve spent the...

Life is for the Unreasonable

For the past two months my wife and I have been vagabonding through New Zealand. Vagabonding is probably the best word for it – the majority of the time we’ve been living out of our backpack and a tiny red hatchback (The Getzya!). The first weekend here, we rented a car (buses are too expensive and a car would give us more flexibility).  Since then, we’ve managed to see more of New Zealand than...

Art, Death and Hope

The Start and the End Finally, it was over. For the past four years, John fought the inner creative war… Four years of writing, editing, cutting, scrapping and starting from scratch… Four years of uncertainty, doubt and fear… Four years of painful creative struggle – the kind only a fiction author can truly appreciate… But in February, the war was over – John had finished his manuscript.  He had...

A Simple Framework for Getting Your Project Unstuck

Breaking Out of Stuck Over the last few months, I’ve received dozens of emails from readers asking me how to get their idea or project unstuck. I’ve done my best to answer everyone’s question individually, but for every person who emails me directly, I can be sure there are two or three others with the same problem who haven’t spoken up. So today I want to talk about getting a project unstuck –...

3 Life-Transforming Reasons You Should Go on More Adventures

Change Your Input, Change Your Life When’s the last time you made yourself uncomfortable? This question isn’t rhetorical and it’s definitely worth answering (at least to yourself). Why? Because your answer is indicative of the life you’re currently living – for better or worse. So many of us instinctively stick to what we know. We grow up playing certain sports and we stick with them...

Talents and Time Decay

What do you do when presented with an uncertain path? Do you stick to what’s comfortable, to what’s safe? If there’s something on the line (and there always is), this would seem the prudent choice. After all, with uncertainty comes risk, and risk means danger – the reasonable choice would be to stick to what you know. But what if sticking to the seemingly safest option – the certain path –...

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