Despite what Google or Wikipedia tells you, today (April 4th) is not my birthday. Last year on this day I got a flurry of messages from people all wishing me a joyous celebration.“Thanks,” I’d reply, “but it’s not my birthday." I finally developed a working theory of what happened. I’m not positive it’s true, but it’s something that feels comforting, so I’m going with it. Read More
I liked Seth Miller’s post about flying JetBlue on his birthday for no particular reason other than the fact that it made him happy. He boarded a plane, flew for an hour, and then turned around and went back. “It was a cheap flight. My round-trip fare was about $60 plus $10 for the MTA…Read More
There are few things more awkward than sitting in a bookstore by yourself with a row of empty chairs in front of you. As people approach, you hope they're coming to say hi ... until they head to the Gardening section. Other people walk by with bags that look like they might contain cupcakes, and your heart lifts for a brief moment ...Read More
The big day has arrived! Greetings from North Dakota, where I'm riding along the Empire Builder train en route to Montana, Washington, and eventually my home in Portland. As promised, the Empire Building Kit is now live. This project will help a select group of people build a sustainable lifestyle business in one year by doing one thing every day.
This initial launch is strictly limited to 24 hours only.Read More
Alright — I know I'm supposed to be much more strategic about this, but I've been in Cape Verde, speaking at TedX Pittsburgh, and so on. The best pre-launch plans do not account for British Airways strikes, conference calls with my publisher in various airports, and 46-hour Amtrak rides with uncertain internet access. Today I'm in Chicago with J.D. Roth. He's never been here before, so we're wandering around throughout the day and heading out to a couple of events later ...Read More
That's right, AONC turns two years old today! Wow. They grow up so fast ... Sometimes people ask why I accept donations for our charity project but not for myself like other popular blogs do. I do have a store, but 95% of people read for free without buying anything ... for which I am thrilled.Read More