Is it normal to feel guilty about taking a break?
If you have a 9-5 without much pressure, it might be easy for you to disconnect on weekends, seeking escape from thinking about work. Entrepreneurs have the opposite problem, they can't disconnect, and space isn't freeing, but rather anxiety-inducing. If you’re a founder, have raised capital, or are freelance
Career Transitions, and Getting Excited for Work Again
I never was that clear on what I wanted to do growing up. I studied economics, but it wasn't until I found startups that I really started honing in on what I wanted. Actually, it wasn't until I actually ran a startup that I figured out the career path I'm
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
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
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
What Dale Carnegie Forgot to Mention for the Socially Awkward Entrepreneur
I went through a period of time where I had panic attacks. This is probably in ~2016 or so. Funnily it was a time when I was engaging with a TON of different people for my business. It was like the more calls I had the more things built up.
The Mental Health Tax of Office Politics
Companies are just people. And when people coordinate, it’s difficult to meet everyone’s needs. After all, each of us has the habit of thinking that we can control the world around us…when in reality, each one of us is attempting to do this with our own goals
Taking Vacations and Unconscious Wandering
We’ve just come off of a long weekend here in the U.S. Many of us took some time away or at least enjoyed the quieter days from the typical business of email and Slack. If you work for yourself, it’s easy to beat yourself up if/when
Help for the ADD Founder & Creator
It is a strange irony that some of the most creative and innovative founders and creators with the most ideas, also struggle with motivation and getting things done. The following might be familiar if you're a Founder/Creator who has ADD/ADHD, diagnosed or not. (And of course, I'm not