Archives: Personal

the expert curse

90 commentsJuly 15, 2014

at a dinner with my friend tucker i confided with him i was overwhelmed working on okdork.

when you start out in your business and do crazy things or experiment and it works or doesn’t, who cares. there’s no one to watch you fall. you’re just playing around without expectations.

one of my favorite quotes recently relates to this expression. it’s from steve jobs.

“the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.”

this speaks it so eloquently.

the [...]


I Feel Loved

76 commentsFebruary 14, 2014

A week ago I started an Austin Experiences business in 48 hours and generated $6k revenue which I wrote about on AppSumo here.

After it was all over, I was struck by how many great friends I have and how fortunate I am. (Of course, I’ve had my fair share of disappointments and have dealt with depression too.)

Just thinking about all the great people I have in my life, I was hit by an amazing wave of gratitude and appreciation.

I have [...]


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 [...]