Topics in ‘Day to Day’

Curing the Lie of the Big Win (and the Big Fail)

We’re surrounded by the stories — the mytharc, if you will — of The Big Win. (Also the Big Fail.) “Twitter succeeded because…” “I failed because…” I’m here to tell you: That’s largely a load of crap. If you want to know why — and if you want to know how I succeed at so [...]

Building Habits: Respect Your Cues, & Listen to Your Organs When They Talk

Here’s that adorable habit loop diagram from The Power of Habit: Last week, we established that I absolutely suck at habits. But why? Well, last week I had a theory: I suck at structure. This is undeniably true. I thought the next logical part of the explanation was: And cues are what trigger routines. They’re [...]

I Can’t Remember to Brush My Teeth… But I Can Run a Business

If you know me, you know I don’t really… do routine. Regular bed time? Ha! Regular wake time? Ha! Making my bed? Going to my office every day? Paying bills which aren’t automated? Regular grocery shopping day? Planning a week in advance? Umm… committing to a weekly blog post on a certain day, say Friday? [...]

Letter to My Struggling Baby Business – Feb, 2009

The date: February 2009. Two months after the (unglorified) launch of Freckle Time Tracking, one month after the surprisingly not bad launch of the JavaScript Performance Rocks! beta. What with all that, the consulting, and the traveling, and the drama with our flakey partners in Freckle, and being newly married and in a foreign country [...]

How to (REALLY) Travel the World, Run Your Biz & Not Go Broke or Crazy

If you follow me on Twitter, then you know where I am right now: New Zealand. For a month. (Yep, that’s me, obnoxiously tweeting pictures of the creamy white sand and dreamy turquoise ocean. And the regrettable novelty taxidermy.) It all sounds pretty exotic (and it is). But for me & my partner in crime [...]

Hey, why not get a shiny
Freckle Time Tracking