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“Do You Travel for Work?”

Coming back on my final flight from the South Pacific last night, I sat next to a business traveler. In between Blackberrying and reading legal files, she gave me her brief attention.

She asked: "Do you travel for work?"

I said: "Not really. I travel for life."

"That's interesting," she said as she returned to her files.

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Fear, Doubt, UNCERTAINTY, Brilliance: Book Launch!

Earlier this year I went to Austin to co-facilitate a discussion at SXSW with Jonathan Fields. Our topic was “Fear and the Art of Creation,” and we had a great crowd. Despite the challenging time slot of early Sunday morning, tons of people showed up and filled the room. I said a few things in an attempt to sound mildly intelligent (my secret: always be the opening act and get off stage quickly), and then Jonathan said some much more intelligent things. The image from this post includes a few of the stories we shared with the audience over the course of an hour (hat tip to Ogilvy Notes for the fun illustration).

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This Time It’s Different

A common question in my Inbox reads something like this:

“I really want to pursue [activity, trip, or transition that involves change], but right now I can't because of [reason or roadblock]. I could spend the next [long period of time] preparing for the big change, but I worry if I wait, I may never do it. Should I apply myself for years to improve my situation, or should I find a way to do it now?”

Details vary, of course—but I hear versions of this question several times a day.

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The Instant Consultant

If you're looking for a way to make extra money or start an all-new business, I'm working on a project that will help you do just that. Until then, the best ideas are usually free, and I learned long ago to give away as much as possible. To start with, read through all of these responses. Many of them won't work for you, but I'll bet some will. And here's another one, from me.

You can become a consultant for hire in less than a day—this post will give you everything you need to get started.

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The End Is (Always) Near

Have you heard the one about the end of time? Yep—it's on the way.

Every day, we lose another 1,440 minutes that will never return. Farewell, minutes! Goodbye, opportunities.

The other day I noticed I had been thinking "I'll do that in the summer" about a lot of things.

Then I realized, hey, it's late August already ... seriously? How did that happen?

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