Barriers are your enemy

It's surprising to me when I hear someone come up with something they want to do, but--in the same conversation--they go through every conceivable thing that could go wrong, and conclude that it will never work. It's like they have all the physical manifestations of running a marathon, but they never left their chair. At these times I want to ...

What’s coming next week

I'm taking the weekend off, but here's what's coming next week: An article on reducing barriers. This is probably my favorite article of all in the personal-entrepreneurship series. Another one on TV, naps, guilt, and getting stuff done Some new classes I'm teaching Some other stuff I can't remember right now See you on Monday.

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Thanks for the all the feedback. Here's the funniest email I've gotten about these articles (sent today): "...can you make them shorter? theyre really long." No, no I can't. But thank you for "reading."

Your idea isn’t good enough to keep secret

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