These young men and women already know something I only discovered in my sixties: Life isn't just about stuff.
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I had the pleasure of chatting with Michael Bungay Stanier about Do More Great Work, the inspiration for his projects and a few words of advice.
After writing this two-part series on following your bliss, I've come to realize one of the biggest obstacles to going after what makes you happy is a...
Publishers (and some authors) think that book tours are no longer practical. I think it's because they're doing it wrong, and I'm setting out to prove my case.
Have you heard the news about the death of publishing? Books are going extinct! Paper will cease to exist! Buy stock in digital ink.
Seth Godin, a me...
Refusing the backup plan is key for many successful entrepreneurs and other heroes. A good backup plan creates safety -- something you don't want when you're trying to change the world.
Luciano Pavarotti once said that "some singers want the audience to love them. I love the audience." How can I give more? That's the question online entrepreneurs should be asking.
Part of what I like about adventures is the challenge for the sake of the challenge. I like the logistics. I don't always like getting stuck in random places, but I like finding my way out.
If you're involved in any kind of creative work, you and inertia are probably well acquainted. I wish I were an exception, but no -- inertia and I are mortal enemies.
At the end of the day, I want to be tired -- not from a grind of tasks that leave me with a feeling of "What did I really do today" but with a sense of wow. I want adventures.
During the day in Saudi Arabia I worked out in the fitness center and went to shopping malls. That's pretty much all that a non-Muslim, Western visitor can do in Riyadh, so that's what I did.
The nice thing about travel is that the more you wander, the more experienced you become. These days, it doesn't take me long to settle in anywhere.
Domestic First Class isn't much to get excited about. Things get a lot more exciting (sometimes) when you head overseas on long-haul flights.
If I wimped out and hung around drinking coffee, I'd feel better that day, but later on I would have regretted not making the journey. My rule is "never pass up a country when it comes your way."
Here I am in Suriname. Country #109. I feel like I'm far away from where I came from, and that's just fine with me.
My mode of operation is "keep it simple." I don't check bags, regularly hop between continents, and sometimes wake up not remembering which country I'm in.
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