Articles on burnout, conscious growth, and doing the best work of your life 🤟

📬 Every Sunday, I publish a newsletter called The Ongoing, highlighting new ideas and stories on finding happiness and fulfillment in your life and work. No tricks, just smart, actionable, and useful content:

Email Marketing

Scaling up your business without growth

The opposite of “more” isn’t “less” — if we care enough, it’s better.
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Life Lessons

“Following your passion” is bullshit – do this instead

There's no single passion or true calling out there, just waiting for us to discover it. Instead of spending all your time searching, find somewhere you can make a difference doing work that's meaningful for you.
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Life Lessons

Ikigai

Your ikigai is more of a compass than a map. By relying on your ikigai to steer you in the right direction, you'll end up with a more fulfilling career, a more sustainable business, and a longer, happier life.
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Creativity

Action before Motivation

Getting yourself motivated to take action doesn't work the way most people think it does. Here's how you can break the cycle and get started right now.
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Life Lessons

Know what you're solving for

Having a successful career, business, or side project - and avoiding burnout - are both closely tied to being intrinsically motivated about your work.
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Freelancing

State of the Union 2017 (and Preview of 2018)

Another year complete - time to peer back at what went well (and what didn't) in 2017, while also looking forward to what's coming in 2018.
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Freelancing

How to Travel the World and Run Your Business Without Going Crazy, Even with a Family

Get advice on how you can travel the world, run your business, and not go crazy, even with a family and kids.
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Content Marketing

Marketing yourself as an introvert

As long as you're connecting with the audience you're trying to help, then you're winning at marketing - and that's something even us introverts can manage.
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Content Marketing

People are tired of orange carrots

When everyone is tired of the orange-carrot complex, here's how to make sure your offer stands out from the bunch.
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Content Marketing

How much should you budget for Facebook ads?

Find out how much you should be spending on your Facebook ads - and download my free Facebook ads budget spreadsheet to easily calculate your ads return.
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Life Lessons

Lowering the Bar

Things won't always go the way you want them to. But by lowering the bar, the next jump won't seem quite as hard.
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Content Marketing

Share what you do

Focus on sharing what you know and what you've learned in a way that helps others - there's always someone a few steps behind you that you could help.
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Life Lessons

Recovering from Burnout

Burnout was the worst thing that ever happened to me, and recovering was difficult and painful - but it’s also been one of the most wonderful things I've gone through. I feel like I'm now on a better path - one that fits me and my values.
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Freelancing

How to create a simple business plan on one page (plus a free template)

The goal of your business plan isn't to come up with a detailed blueprint for what's going to happen when. It's to help you quickly identify your riskiest guesses, and find ways to reduce that risk.
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Freelancing

The Best in the World

How can you make your clients' experience working with you so memorable, so effortless, and so exceptional, they never want to work with anyone else?
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Creativity

Step Back

Give yourself space to notice the world around you - amazing things can happen when you do.
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Content Marketing

Pass Go, Collect $200

Break free from the hourly mindset, and build a system where every single thing you do increases the value of the time you've already spent.
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Freelancing

Making time management suck less

I'm no productivity expert - but there are a few things I've found that help me get more done in less time, while still keeping my sanity.
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Life Lessons

You don't need goals to be successful

Instead of aiming for a specific target, I'm focused on making sure my work stays true to my values and letting them guide the decisions I make.
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Content Marketing

Authenticity is your secret weapon

Authenticity is your secret weapon – your personality, style, opinions, and voice are what make your personal brand shine.
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Creativity

A crisis of creativity

I’ve never considered myself a creative. I always thought creativity went hand-in-hand with artistry – and I was the least artistic person you could meet.
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Creativity

The best time to create is right now

Fuck waiting for the right time, or for inspiration to come down from on high. There’s no better time than right now to get down to work.
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Life Lessons

Great Expectations

I’m not happy with this article, and I haven’t even written it yet.
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Creativity

There is No Secret Sauce

Our world today is consumed by hacks, tips, tricks, and listicles - and building a business or life around them will only take you so far.
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Life Lessons

If you're waiting for 100%, you'll be waiting a while

Uncertainty is here to stay - but how you deal with it can mean the difference between success and failure.
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Life Lessons

Self-Doubt and Somersaults

Lessons on overcoming entrepreneurial self-doubt and fear of failure - as taught by my 2-year-old.
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Creativity

Make Shit That Matters

3 years ago, I had a stroke at age 27. I don't remember a lot. One minute I was in the office, and the next thing I can recall is coming out of the MRI.
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