Magic is all around you. Maybe you’ve even made some magic of your own.What you might not realize is that there’s a formula for such a thing. This formula requires three conditions to be met before magic can occur: 1. You have a crazy idea. 2. You can’t stop thinking about the crazy idea. 3. You decide to do something about it. Note that all three conditions need to be met. Merely meeting one or two of them isn’t sufficient. Read More
You probably know the song, the one that borrows its lyrics from the book of Ecclesiastes: to every thing, there is a season for every activity under the heavens.Seasons have been on my mind lately, as I’ve been transitioning from my busiest month of the year into a time of more focused creative work. I’m grateful for both of these seasons—I wouldn’t want to choose between them—but my life and work in each of them feels very different. In my creative work season, I’m working on a new book and I take joy in writing every day. I’m able to exercise more and feel less stressed about being behind on a million things. So is this fundamentally better? I don’t think so. Because last month I visited 14 cities, speaking to readers and the media about 100 SIDE HUSTLES—and then I hosted a weeklong event in Portland for 1,000 people. All of that was fun, too. Almost every day I thought, “Wow, I can’t believe I get to do this! I feel so fortunate.” The challenge comes if you try to apply the same rules of order or general expectations to each season. Read More
I’ve had a wonderful time visiting my first batch of cities for the 100 SIDE HUSTLES tour. I'm on to San Francisco next, and I hope to add several more stops before the summer is over.We now have more than 500 photos online, which you can access at the links below. I’ve also included a few of my favorite photos and memories (so far...) further down. Read More
Two big things today...My new book, 100 SIDE HUSTLES, comes out on June 4th. As part of that process, I'll be hitting the road visiting some of my a favorite cities soon. And because pre-orders for the book make a huge difference for authors, I also have a special offer for you.