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The power (and importance) of habit & routine

The power (and importance) of habit & routine

You know the saying it takes 21 days to create a habit? I can't help but laugh at the irony. I didn't ship yesterday. I woke up this morning realizing my streak had broken on day 21. I had been caught up in distractions after lamely putting off my content creation...

Most “broken” things can be fixed, if you try

Most “broken” things can be fixed, if you try

Our house has this lovely, functional coffee table we made that we adore. The thick slab of wood has mega character and the steel hairpin legs were welded by a gorgeous southern belle somewhere in Georgia. (Shown below in front of the couch at our place when we lived...

Be a Quitter

Be a Quitter

Quitting isn’t a bad word. It’s not “giving up”, it’s letting go of what doesn’t serve you You don’t become a quitter overnight. Quitting, unlike giving up, takes willpower and practice. You give up when it gets too hard, you quit when something isn’t hard enough and...

The interview question that made me turn pro

The interview question that made me turn pro

Before becoming a freelancer I was in an interview for a full-time remote job. This is what Steven Pressfield in “Turning Pro” would call a shadow career… I was interviewing for remote work after my partner and I decided we would move west to be closer to his work. He...

Shipping for the Uninitiated

Shipping for the Uninitiated

A friend pointed out that not everyone is quite as indoctrinated in Godin-isms and that it might be wise to define what it means to “ship”. It’s been said the term has roots in a Steve Jobs quote, “real artists ship”, and the term was used heavily in Seth Godin’s book...

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