Quarterly Planning Template

HOW TO SET GOALS AND ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH THEM Every January 1st there are millions of New Years resolutions being made… “This year I’m gonna eat better.” “I’m finally gonna get … Continue Reading ⇒

Anything You Want

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers I think Derek Sivers is my spirit animal. Everything he writes or publishes resonates with me in … Continue Reading ⇒

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki A mental workout is often required when studying Buddhism, Taoism, and other easten philosphy. The teachings are so simple, they can be difficult to understand. … Continue Reading ⇒

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron Almost every artist I know seems to have heard of this book. None of them, as far I … Continue Reading ⇒

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner If you haven’t read Freakonomics or SuperFreakonomics, you absolutely … Continue Reading ⇒

The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson The lessons of this book are simple. But applying them is not easy. If they were, there would … Continue Reading ⇒

The Obstacle is the Way

 The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday This is a guide through stoic philosophy without being one. Stoicism isn’t particularly well … Continue Reading ⇒


Inboxing is a term I coined to refer to the process of clearing out the inbox. It’s not just about replying and archiving… and it doesn’t just refer to email. Multiple Inboxes Yes, I … Continue Reading ⇒

Ignore Everybody

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod Great book about living a fulfilled life, career choices, and art. Some points that stuck out: Asking whether to … Continue Reading ⇒


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown Read this book! Biggest takeaways: Priority is singular. If you have more than one, you don’t have any. Saying no is … Continue Reading ⇒