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Never, Ever Put It Off—Or Say You’ll Get to It Tomorrow. Like, Ever. So Help You Vodka.

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired, Feeling Disillusioned With Life

One of the most important jobs you have: keep your promises to yourself.

It's easy to make exceptions when no one's going to notice; no one's going to hold you to it; no one's going to be angry if you don't. It's easy to say you'll get to it tomorrow, or that it's the least important priority on your list.

But every time you tell yourself you're going to take the jog, write the blog post, start the thing, try something new, and then you don't?

You start to recognize yourself as a liar.

Soon, little nicks get gouged into the side of your confidence, because if you can't even do this one simple thing, what makes you think you can do this very big one?

It's not about promises—it's about proof.

Because every promise you keep, shows you that you're a person who can be trusted. And sometimes, having that evidence is critical to overcoming, especially when we don't necessarily believe we can.

Mar 9

2012

Blow Off Work Today. That’s An Order.

I’ve been thinking about joy lately. I don’t particularly care for the word; every word has its own personality, and the word joy seems to conjure up an image of an old lady with dentures and pearls. The word just feels outdated. Mothballesque, if you will. Nevertheless, the concept remains. It’s stuck in my mind ever […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

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Jun 23

2010

Why Rule Breakers Run the World

I’ll admit it–I’m a tad embarrassed. I can’t decide if I’m embarrassed in light of the nonchalant display of nudity that is currently lounging alongside of me–quite proudly, and with reason, if I do say so myself–on this clothing optional beach, or if I’m embarrassed for another reason–perhaps at my own relative prudishness, something that […]

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Nov 4

2010

You Don’t Need a Job – You Need Guts

Truth: Most people will walk this earth for decades, feeling guilty for not pursuing the great adventures inside of them, but will never do anything about it. Truth: Most people are overwhelmed by fear, and will make some of the worst choices of their lives because of it. Truth: Most people will put their head […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

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May 3

2018

Listen: Do What You Crave Without the Guilt. Travel to Italy. Enroll in That Workshop. Make Your Art Every Afternoon. And Hurl Yourself Into the Unknown—For This Is The Best ROI That Money Can Buy.

My almost-mother-in-law gets really fucking nervous when I travel—especially when I bomb off to South America for a month by myself to drink ALL THE WINE and celebrate ALL THE BOOK DEALS. But she doesn’t get worried in the typical way a mother might; not the way my own mother would have been worried, which would […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired, Feeling Disillusioned With Life

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