My Side Hustle Failures

You may have heard about how Michael Jordan famously missed more than 9000 shots in his career or how Wayne Gretzky once quipped, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” The wisdom here is recognizing that not everything you try will be a success, but that not trying at all is a guaranteed … Read more

Is It Worth It?

Last year I began following the “Impossible” blog of Joel Runyon. If you’re not familiar, his story is a great case study in personal branding and building a following online. One of the items on his list of “impossible” things to do was get 6-pack abs. He posted before and after pictures and described his … Read more

On Life as an Experiment

Whether consciously or subconsciously, we conduct experiments everyday in our lives. Taking a new route to work. Trying out a new recipe. Trying out a new business idea. “The Lens of Experimentation” The benefit of looking at decisions through this lens of “experimentation” lessens the perceived risk of failure. Why is that important? In general, … Read more

Best Job Ever: College Works Painting

College Works Painting was the best job ever. And also some of the most crazy stressful and rewarding and humbling work I’ve ever done. The Internship College Works runs a student summer “internship” program at colleges around country. They teach students the basics of running a residential exterior house painting company, where the kids are … Read more

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