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Each month, I send a newsletter that is a collection of all new random thoughts and scribblings on a variety of subjects, including some things I enjoyed that month – books, TV shows, films, sports, articles, whatever, as well as quick reviews of books I read. It’s free and it goes right to your inbox!

I’ll Never Make a Living from My Writing

This month will mark the seventh anniversary of the release of my first — and still highest-selling — book. It was a niche book and it made some minor waves in that space, to the point where it even climbed all the way to #2 in that category on Amazon. It didn’t stay there long, however, and my nameContinue reading “I’ll Never Make a Living from My Writing”

Don’t Break the Chain: The Value of Persistence

I began playing organized basketball at the age of six. By the age of ten, I was playing year-round for various travel teams in various leagues, almost always in the age bracket above mine. There was never an offseason. Camps, practices, summer leagues, fall leagues, spring leagues, open gyms – I did it all. WhenContinue reading “Don’t Break the Chain: The Value of Persistence”

Goodbye, CreateSpace

There are only a few things that have really changed my life. My children, certainly. My wife, of course. There are maybe one or two others that could be included — business school, for example — but one thing that I would include in that category without hesitation is the website CreateSpace.

The Work Is What Matters

“The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.” — Dwight Morrow As Ryan Holiday writes in Ego Is the Enemy, John Boyd is “one of the most influential strategists and practitioners in modern warfare,” yet he’s “someoneContinue reading “The Work Is What Matters”

Honesty Is the Best Writing Policy

It’s tempting to try to jump on a trend. I’m willing to bet that many of us that (try to) write have seen a post that looks like it wasn’t very difficult to write go on to do big numbers and major engagement. I know I have. I read it and thought to myself, I canContinue reading “Honesty Is the Best Writing Policy”