Archives: lifehack

How to Write a Convincing Craigslist Ad (or You get out what you put in)

8 commentsMarch 17, 2014

How was your weekend?

Before I tell you a bit about mine and my semi-viral Craiglist ad, I want to let you know that TODAY I am doing a live AMA from 11:30am EST to 1pm EST at If you’ve ever wanted to ask me a marketing question (or my favorite kind of taco?) head over and ask away.

Now about the weekend…

My brother asked me to help sell his wife’s car on Saturday, so I did this…

I wrote a Craiglist [...]

My 2014 Processes (No More Resolutions)

97 commentsJanuary 11, 2014

How many times have you been asked, “What are your resolutions for the new year?”

A few of my personal favorite replies:

“Nope, already finished them all”
“Not dying”
“Doing whatever Drake does”

Why didn’t we start these habits or desired outcomes at the time we wanted that change to happen?

What’s different? No clue.

But I have noticed 2 key things about creating positive changes in life:

1- The Process, not the outcome, helps you throughout life.
Recently, at AppSumo our goal was to get 3,333 members to [...]

“GEBY”: The 4 Ways To Engineer A Great Morning

4 commentsDecember 23, 2013

For most of 2012 I was depressed. Heck, while I was depressed I even listed out every single thing I could do to help make my day better.

Ever have one of those mornings when you wake up and it all just seems pointless?

Your thoughts pester you with questions, “What’s the point of living today?” and “Will this feeling ever go away?”

This happens to everyone regardless of where they are on the socio-economic ladder.

The more money I made while working at Facebook, Mint [...]

The End of Overeating — Book Review

22 commentsDecember 6, 2013

Recently, I crossed something off of my bucket list…

I tried the Dorito Locos Taco at Taco Bell.

As a taco aficionado, I gotta say it was amazing. In fact, it was really hard to stop eating! When I was talking to Adam (my health coach) about this he was telling me how food like this is engineered to be addicting. The combo of salt, sugar and fat can override our brains ability to regulate itself. See science article about it [...]

The Difference: Successful People and Losers

29 commentsNovember 24, 2013

A few months ago, members from our course came in-person to a workshop I held in Seattle. We drank whiskey, cried, and went through each person’s business to help it grow.

We discussed starting a freelancing design business, hangover pills, web hosting and other businesses. Everyone was challenged as we spent over 4 hours working through each business.

After the workshop, I looked at Anton (Biz-Dev Sumo) and said, “Let’s select a dream team. If we were starting a business, who [...]

How to Create a Happiness Advantage

24 commentsNovember 6, 2013

Okdork Readers: This is a guest post by my close friend Adam Gilbert. Adam is the Founder of MyBodyTutor, a service he created 7 years ago to help people eat better, lose weight and get in amazing shape. I’m a client and I can’t recommend his service enough.

Adam has helped me to change the way I think about food and exercise along with many other things.

I love the way he [...]