Blog Profile / LifeDev

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Archived Since:July 8, 2008

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Contentment: finding joy in what you already have.

The Kick In the Pants

A good kick in the pants from a trusted friend can do wonders.


I have been given some great opportunities over the past six years. First there’s this blog, which has (somehow) grown steadily over the years, despite my best efforts to abandon it. There’s LifeRemix, a network I co-founded in 2007 that has grown incredibly without any real work on my part and which I’ve sorely neglected. [...]

6 to 30

One man's journey to finishing a decade of goals... in 6 months.

What’s Next

What's next for LifeDev, and other projects that I've been working on.

Grass Stains on My Knees

I've found a metric that tells me I've had a good, full day: a dirty bathtub.

Doing it Every Day

It's not in my nature to stick to a habit. Here's how I did.

Uncertainty and the Day the Music (Nearly) Died

What Jonathan Fields taught me about uncertainty, and how it was killing my biggest project yet.

The 90% Prep Work

It's easy to romanticize the end product, but often we overlook the 90% of prep work that goes into actually creating something.

Social Proof

There are many ways to show social proof. However none of them are important if...

Do I Contradict Myself?

As LifeDev turns 5, I explain why I constantly contradict myself.

How I Earned My Ph.D in Disaster Recovery over 7 Years

It took seven years and multiple failures before I learned how to mitigate disaster.

Feeling Scattered? You Might Be Feeling the Pressure to Publish

I've noticed that I'm constantly looking for ways to create different places. Here's a strategy I use to focus and work on what matters.

What, No Ads?

Why I don't serve ads on LifeDev any more.

When Remakes Attack

The "remake" method is a fantastic way to take over a tired industry.

Rules That Can Get You Killed

If you’re a runner, you know that there are certain unwritten rules that you use when running on roads. Never run on the side of the road where you can’t see the cars or the cars can’t see you. Sure, there are variations to this rule, but the biggest issue with running on roads with [...]

The World’s Best Boss is Standing in the Mirror

Oftentimes we let our bosses dictate when and how we'll work. It's your turn to dictate when and how you'll crank those widgets!

How My Loss of 210,678 Potential Subscribers Is Your Gain

How I turned away massive amounts of potential subscribers to LifeDev with one simple mistake: I didn't ask.

Word of Mouth Marketing Will Never Die

Question: What’s better than hyping your own product? Answer: Having a satisfied customer do it for you. Give your customers a reason to evangelize your prouducts. My friend Heather was previously using an real estate agent that was a tad on the pushy side. The agent did all those things that really cheese potential home buyers off, like [...]

Are You Prepared to Lose Control of the Idea?

Photo by chavals People are awfully protective of their ideas (myself definitely included). There are plenty of reasons for not sharing ideas:we’re afraid people won’t like them, or worse, won’t understand them. someone might steal them hey might, in reality, be total crap hey’re hard to explain, especially when the proverbial ink is still dry in the mind etc., etc., [...]

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