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Breathing Room

I’m currently in Mendocino, a few hours North of San Fransisco. I’m staying in what used to be a comune, so that cabins are hand-built. There is a live creek that provides water for the property, and there are still dense pockets of forest, despite being cleared out

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Pricing Your Services

Pricing yourself and your services isn’t easy. There are many factors including customer demand, brand cache, experience, and supply. When we price ourselves appropriately, we create a positive sum game with our customers. Appropriate pricing says, “If you pay me, you will get more out of this than I

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Connecting to Your Work

Pre.S. This past week I was in Mexico City for the Founders Summit. I lead a workshop on planning and vision for Remote founders. https://twitter.com/tylertringas/status/1453029586447519744?s=20This week I’m back to it before 2 weeks in Northern California (Mendicino area) spent writing mid-month!

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The Good Life/Detox, Work/Not-Work

"How we spend our days is how we spend our life." A simple habit I picked up recently is listing out a type of "menu" that I use as a reference for how to spend my time/days. I make a list of what looks like the good life, to

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Afraid to "Let Go"

It's great to take your work and habits seriously, but what happens when you can't ever just "let go?" This is incredibly common for entrepreneurs and creators. They control themselves and their environment – allowing them to be productive but at the expense of their ability to turn off work at

Afraid to "Let Go"
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Dopamine Detox

This past weekend I did a Dopamine Detox. This basically means dialing down things that spike dopamine or keep you distracted. They are the guilty pleasures. And, as they say, it’s not the anger that gets you, but the desire. So I tried my best to cut out the

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My Simple Rule: Help Clients Become Successful

My practices as an advisor/coach/consultant for startup Founders has drastically improved as it’s grown. You know progress happens when complex things become simple, and when conscious behaviors become unconscious. I have a simple mission as part of my work, and I think it applies to many other

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Feeling at Ease

We've just come off a long weekend, where many had the opportunity to relax. But did you take that opportunity? Or were you stressed by not actively "bettering yourself"? Being at ease is difficult for any creator/founder type. You stress about not having enough money in the bank, "just

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4 Ways Founders/Creators Tell me "I'm stuck"

The biggest issues founders and creators face is getting stuck. If you can keep making progress, you have further control of your own destiny. And you have the confidence that *you can change things* which is incredibly empowering. But if your traction slows down, you stop taking risks, you stop

4 Ways Founders/Creators Tell me "I'm stuck"
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3 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Written Communication

I wanted to address the most common issues/problems that I see Founders facing when it comes to written communication. Writing is a skill, and there are very simple tips that will drastically improve your ability to write something that is relevant to who is reading what you're writing. There

3 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Written Communication