In exactly 90 days, my new book, Side Hustle, will launch—and I can't wait to share it with you!
After much debate, here's the cover, as selected by a panel of readers who had a lot of strong opinions. :)
The book builds on the lessons of my daily podcast, Side Hustle School, and presents a step-by-step, 27-day plan to help you create a new source of income without quitting your day job.
More news coming soon, but for now:
-You can pre-order the book from your choice of retailers. Those retailers include your favorite local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, or anywhere else you'd prefer. If you pre-order, save your receipt (digital or physical)—I'll have a special bonus for you later.
-Join the Street Team and be part of the launch! If you'd like to learn about the behind-the-scenes and join me in making sure that everyone hears about the book in September, sign up here with one-click. (Note: if joining the Street Team, we'll ask you to buy at least one copy of the book and leave an honest review.)
-I'll be doing a MAJOR tour throughout the U.S., Canada, U.K., and then eventually the rest of the world. If you represent a company, organization, co-working space, or similar that would like to host an event, let me know. We'll be announcing cities next month and I'd love to visit as many cities as possible.
*In other book news: Jeff Goins recently released Real Artists Don't Starve. It's a provocative argument for artists of all kinds. He'll also be back at WDS!
Lessons in Life, Work, & Travel
This “1-3-5 Rule" Can Completely Change Your To-Do List (Read More)
Do you have a cluttered and crowded to-do list? Do you try to get everything accomplished, only to burn out and end up feeling further behind? If so, you’re not alone.
While reading The New Rules of Work, a new book by co-founders of The Muse, I stumbled on an alternative to-do list strategy that I thought was worth sharing.
Here’s the strategy:
On any given day, assume that you can only accomplish one big thing, three medium things, and five small things, and narrow down your to-do list to those nine items.
Escape for a Life-Changing Weekend or Build Your Small Business: Two Upcoming Events (Read More)
As mentioned a few days ago, WDS 2017 is sold out, but you can still register for Academies. These are half-day workshops on a variety of topics, ranging from productivity to wellness and everything in between.
We’ve noticed that Academies are one of the most popular parts of the WDS experience. You’ll learn new skills and make new friends. Oh, and if you’re traveling in just for Academies, you won’t be the only one—every year there are a lot of folks who make the trek.
If you wanted to attend the main-stage events at WDS and didn’t get a ticket, here are two other events are worth your consideration.(Or actually, they’re worth your consideration even if you’re already attending WDS.)
Being a Tourist During Political Unrest: Notes from Kiev, Ukraine (Read More)
Even in the best of times, traveling can be tricky. But throw in a full-scale, riot-police infused demonstration, and things get exponentially harder. Ashlea Wheeler of A Globe Well Travelled brings us her story from Kiev:
My partner and I spent four days as tourists in Kiev, Ukraine. Our trip had been planned for a while, but a few days prior we discovered we were about to journey to a city in political turmoil. At the time the protest was fairly peaceful, so we decided to continue our visit. The idea that being a tourist would be cumbersome wasn’t on our radar.
"What Should I Do With My Life?" (Read More)
When I started AONC, part of the message I hoped to share was that it’s OK to pursue an independent dream or idea. You don’t need permission from anyone to do so.
I’m not interested in criticizing anyone who wants a traditional life, but I also strongly believe in supporting those who want something different.
The reality is that when you pursue your own agenda instead of someone else’s, it’s quite likely that some people won’t understand. Yet, when you truly “wake up” from a life with terms dictated by someone else, the possibilities are endless.
Sometimes we think we need someone to tell us what to do. But we really just need to decide for ourselves and get moving.
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Your Life, Your Rules: The Journey Continues
I started writing The Art of Non-Conformity because I wanted to present alternative strategies for life, work, and travel.
More than eight years on, I’m still extremely excited to serve people interested in unconventional ideas. For everyone who's been reading for a while, you’re the reason I do this.
And if you’re new: WELCOME. You’re not alone out there. Don't stop believing! :)
To infinity and beyond,
P.S. Are we connected elsewhere? I post on my blog at least twice a week. You can also keep up with me on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter.
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