Topics in ‘Psychology’

Are you thinking, or only farting?

Thinking is supposed to be a question mark. But most people treat it like a period. Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite authors ever. Why? Well, he sees the entire human experience for exactly what it is… and he laughs, indulgently, at the punchline. You think you’re picking up a parody novel and it… Read more »

Picture perfect.

Behold, The Most Interesting Cat in the World, our ginger Haskell: Isn’t he MAJESTIC? So handsome, so regal, so in command. You can see it. Here’s what you don’t see: me, on my knees wrestling with a wriggly fur tube trying to get the sweater on the approximately 20 times I picked him up and… Read more »

How your “Fuck This!” moment changes everything

“I’m going to write a book.” “I’m going to build a SaaS app.” “I’m going to quit my job and travel the world.” Sound familiar? How often are these statements followed by action — real action? We all know That Guy. We all know people who spend all their time talking about what they want,… Read more »

Why women entrepreneurs fail.

I’m about to break one of my very own rules: Don’t write for women. I’m a woman. I write about business. Why not write about business for women? Because I write for people, and women are people. Because business doesn’t care what you’re packing in your panties. At least, not the kind I write about,… Read more »

How to deal with haters.

Haters. If you do anything other than cower quietly in your cubicle, you’re gonna attract at least one hater of your very own. There’s just something about doing shit that attracts assholes. Like dopey bears to an unmonitored pic-a-nic basket. Here’s an example from my inbox today: This, my friends, is the hater in his… Read more »

The 24-Hour Book Challenge — A Six Month Update

On December 2nd, I sat down and started writing. 24 hours later, I launched the first (beta) version of my first biz book, Just Fucking Ship. After a couple more weeks of work, I shipped the final(ish) version. Then I put JFS on a shelf for a while in favor of more urgent/demanding things. Now,… Read more »

Lying in business

Sex, money, health — those are the three skeeviest industries in the world. I operate in one of them. Our class 30×500 is, broadly speaking, a Make Money Online product. Our business “neighbors” fascinate me. Last week, I spent several hours devouring a 40-page forum thread about one of our (putative) competitors. Every single person,… Read more »


I spent my birthday crying. I woke up, with my husband whom I love, in a beautiful hotel room, in the spectacularly lovely Colonial Williamsburg. But I couldn’t summon up the energy to enjoy it, and that was the last straw. Probably half of my misery could be chalked up to the hotel bed —… Read more »

What a Japanese organizing expert can teach you about your startup

Preamble: When my husband sync’d his Kindle with mine and saw, for the first time, just how many (heretfore invisible) Kindle titles I owned… he literally sputtered. Then he tweeted a screenshot of the ridiculousness. We just enabled Kindle Family Library. I didn’t know that @amyhoy’s book addiction was that bad.— Thomas Fuchs (@thomasfuchs)… Read more »

A meditation on goals

This is not an official Year In Review post, but rather a lengthy meditation on goals: Good goals, bad goals, misinformed goals, hitting goals, missing goals. A year and 2 days ago, I hit publish on my goals for 2014. Here are the goals: Grow Freckle Time Tracking to $700k/yr run rate… which would have… Read more »

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Freckle Time Tracking