Guilt and Our Choices

Today I want to talk about guilt and the weird way it makes people act. In college, I never understood the jackasses who would say they had "tons of work to do" and that they "should work" and would go to the library for 13 hours, where they would chat on AIM, read maybe a total of 25 pages, and ...

Announcing some new classes I teach

Today I'm unveiling some new classes I teach. I usually don't ask for much, but today I'm also going to ask for a favor. If you'd like to hear me speak and you're a part of any organization, school, or company (like a student or an employee), please get in touch through that page. I would really like to speak ...

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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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Personal entrepreneurship? Here’s one way to start

Here's an interesting opportunity for personal entrepreneurship. One of the companies I've been working with has a free wiki called PBwiki. (A wiki is an easy-to-use Web site that lets you collaborate with others on things like planning a trip or running a project.) PBwiki makes it "as easy to create your own wiki as a peanut butter sandwich." Try ...

On greed and speed

Here's a pattern I see a lot: 1. Somebody launches something 2. He tries to make money 3. Then he tries to make it valuable and useful What a funny way of doing things. Everybody seems to be in a big fat hurry to make money. I call this greedy, but not in the traditional sense of the word. It's ...