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A Note of Support for All My Dreamers Getting Their Ideas Pooh-Poohed By Their Family, Their Friends, Their Spouses, and Their Neighbors (Fucking Neighbors, Am I Right?)

In: Finding Your Voice

In the year 2010, friends would call and say: “So, how’s your blooooooooggggggg?”

The tone was obvious: How’s your cute little imaginary friend that you think is going to save you from the real world that the rest of us have to suffer through?

The year 2011, I made $103,000 with that blog—a far cry from the $26 I started with, as I twisted and turned in the backseat of my car in the middle of a night in a Kmart parking lot. Then I went on to make a million. Then I went on to travel the world. Then I went on to build the publishing company of my dreams, and get represented by the literary agency of my dreams, and build the lifestyle of my dreams—none of which includes “suffering every damn day because some yahoo said that’s what the real world is and I should just suck it up.”

If you have an inkling to do something, do it.
If you have an idea about something, believe in it.
If you have even the slightest bit of curiosity around something, follow it.

And let them send their digs.

Because this world is made up of people who do, and people who are angry at themselves for not having the ingenuity nor the guts—thereby rendering their opinions automatically biased. Don’t do what I can’t; stay here with me, at my level, in my kiddie pool of tears.

But their incompetencies are not a valid reason for yours.

And with every dig you receive, take it as confirmation that sometimes, it’s better to be wrong—than right.

Aug 15

2014

How to Be the Most Confident Person At The Table

When somebody doesn’t buy from you, which are you thinking? “Man, I’m a loser”  or “Man, they’re a loser.”  Getting cocksure is the very first order of business. And if you don’t feel sure of yourself, you know what you need? Not more clients. You need to sit your ass down, read 100 books, grovel for the […]

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Nov 22

2017

There’s No Such Thing As An Idea That *Isn’t* Offensive

You know what I’m grateful for? Fucking. NOT LIKE THAT, SICKO. Although, I mean, I guess…wait. Let me start again. I like the word fucking because it’s representative of something so much bigger than that, which is the real thing I’m grateful for: freedom of expression. Remember that cute little First Amendment? It says that the […]

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Aug 22

2015

If You Don’t Seem Capable…You Aren’t

The way you hold your wine glass. How leisurely you pour your words. The conviction found in your fork, as you slowly and quite deliberately raise each bite to your mouth, as if rushes were for commoners and you hold the greatest secrets of the universe right there in between your forefinger and your thumb. […]

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Dec 30

2015

On Becoming Unfuckwithable

Unfuckwithable. If you’re contemplating themes for the New Year, I highly recommend borrowing this one. Rolls right off the tongue and deep dives directly into your ovaries. But more importantly? We need this. We need this because there are always going to be days—weeks, months, years—where everything feels hard. There are always going to be […]

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Jan 25

2018

Right Now, Someone Out There is Admiring You, Greatly.

They might not have said it. In fact, they probably kept it to themselves—“don’t want to seem like a creepy ass stalker.” But no matter who you are, you have changed things for someone. You have made them rethink their career. Rethink their stance. Rethink their makeup. (Because, hey, Urban Decay is a religion.) You […]

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