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A Method for Checking Email that Might Actually Make You Productive

A Method for Checking Email that Might Actually Make You Productive

Think of it as the difference between abstinence-only programs and actual sex education. The former buys into a false belief that you can prevent people from doing it. The latter addresses reality. 

When it comes to our phones, why not accept the fact that we’re mentally weak, embrace reality, and figure out a better way? 

Why Is It So Hard to Be Consistent?

Why Is It So Hard to Be Consistent?

There are lots of reasons why we’re inconsistent in our lives. Typically, we chalk it up to being a human, but that’s the lamest excuse of all. Sure, we’re all inconsistent, but should we really just accept that? Isn’t there a better way?

What if the problem isn’t the consistency itself, but in lacking a good strategy (or having no strategy at all)? In this case, inconsistency is just a symptom of a deeper problem...

Staying True to Your Vision in a Sea of Sameness

Staying True to Your Vision in a Sea of Sameness

Comparisons are crippling, especially when you're building a business. Yet as an adult, a parent, and a business owner, it’s nearly impossible to avoid.

But staying true to your vision - whatever that may be for you - is THE ONLY THING that really matters.

A Guide to Not Blowing It: The Art of the Email Introduction

A Guide to Not Blowing It: The Art of the Email Introduction

Accepting the offer to be introduced to a few people, I realized I had a new problem: I didn’t know how to handle email introductions. It wasn’t that I thought they were over complicated. I just hadn’t done one...ever.

6 Mistakes You're Making as a Freelancer

6 Mistakes You're Making as a Freelancer

When you can consider it all one big experiment, the pressure to “get it right” fades away. And if you’re willing to learn from your mistakes by seeing them as opportunities to get better, rather than as ruinous setbacks, you’ll be light years ahead of most. Simply make adjustments and carry on.

Why You Should Ditch the Home Office and Join a Co-Working Space

Why You Should Ditch the Home Office and Join a Co-Working Space

When I left the classroom to work on my own, I thought I was going to love the solitude of working from home. I quickly realized that it’s really hard to do creative work when you’re the only one around.

I recently began working from a co-working space called Converge here in Denver and it’s changed everything.