Simple Daily Habits to Ignite Your Passion | zen habits

Simple Daily Habits to Ignite Your Passion | zen habits: Great article by Scott Dinsmore! He writes, “Living a life of purpose and passion is just that, a way of life. Those who wake up excited aren’t just the lucky ones, they condition themselves to experience and deserve it.” This conditioning is also key to … Continue reading

Nothing in the Universe is Neutral


Ah, entrepreneuring. Productivity. Overcoming struggle. Resilience. Hindsight and the satisfying view of growth. Contentment. Flow. All of that. The road to sustainable joblessness–a/k/a self-employment–is multifaceted and ambiguous. Everyone has their own road that they must take, like a fingerprint. Unique, and no one else’s but theirs. It’s easier for some. Harder for others. And even … Continue reading

Visualizing the Future

'Visualize' written in the sand on the beah

A balanced lifestyle would include expression in any and everything that I do. I would work alone and collaborate, I would cycle everyday, I would chill with my homies when I felt like it, I’d know too many people and spend ample quality time with the people I love most. I’d live in San Francisco. … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Be Reasonable Marie Forleo | Helping Women Around The World Live Rich, Happy & Hot!

Why You Shouldn’t Be Reasonable Marie Forleo | Helping Women Around The World Live Rich, Happy & Hot!: Marie Forleo talks about why being unreasonable and never underestimating yourself can make you rich, happy and hot. Inspiration for the day 🙂

Process, Habitat and Filters

How often do we forget about the process and the passion and the purpose of what we’re doing? And for how long? I’ve been a sufferer of artist’s block for years. I’ve fallen prey to impatience, frustration and lack of inspiration. Something sound in myself had given way and I had been free falling ever … Continue reading

Embracing Burned Bridges


I’m pretty sure when potential employers read my resume and see Egyptology listed as my degree, they think to themselves, “What in the world…” And then toss my resume aside. I can’t say that I blame the average hiring manager for writing me off based on my degree. Some might think I’ve shot myself in the foot. … Continue reading

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity killed the cat is a messed up expression. Curiosity educated the cat. Too much hand sanitizer is what killed the cat. Yesterday, I was filling my brain up with an extra healthy serving of entrepreneurial wisdom from Marie Forleo. In one of her Q&A Tuesday posts, she spouts some vital (yes, vital) info on … Continue reading

Student Loans and the Will to Live [Sometimes It’s that Serious]

I owe over $70,000 in student loans. My parents have been kind enough to help me out when they can, and I’ve been putting the loans on forbearance when they can’t. I’ve had multiple jobs since graduating college. All of them short lived. All of them paying only enough to cover rent, utilities and other light living … Continue reading

The Work-for-Yourself Conundrum

Rosie the Riveter meets Pin Up

I’ve been working hard on my own road to success: planting herbs and jalapeños in my back yard, expanding my Web design/programming skills, talking to a handful of friends about The Hustler and what direction it should take, what it should look like/sound like, and whether the fact that I’m 23 years old means I don’t have … Continue reading

How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World

How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World: Jon Morrow of Copyblogger uses his own story of becoming a successful blogger to motivate us to get out there and make money doing what we love. This is the most inspiring thing I’ve read in a while!