• Learning About Humility Rejection And Facing Fears From Startup Weekend
This last year feels like a whirlwind. I learned so much and it went so fast. I spent much of 2016 – 2017 immersed in MBA classwork at the University of Iowa, but when I wasn’t doing that, I was often exploring my passion for startups. Entrepreneurship events frequently popped up in Iowa City and......
  • The No Bull Shit Guide to Minimalist Productivity
If you’re looking for advice on how to get more work done and accomplish your goals, then you’ve probably stumbled across many articles on productivity. What you probably didn’t stumble upon was how to actually get more work done and accomplish your goals. The reason behind this conundrum, I suspect, is because those productivity articles......
  • The minimalist living equation less stuff equals more freedom
*This is a Guest Post by fellow minimalist and friend Samantha Fields.  Sometimes being thrown into an unknown or uncomfortable situation is the best way to discover what you really love. A little over five years ago I began working on cruise ships.  If you’ve been on a ship as a guest, imagine shrinking your......
  • Top Book Recommendations for Freelancers
When a friend asked about my top book recommendations for freelancers, 6 books came to mind. These 6 books changed the way I do work. They helped me get organized, beat procrastination, and optimize my results by focusing on what really matters. I’m confident that if you read them and take action it will significantly......
  • On Minimalism Part 2 Becoming Minimalist
When I left off on Minimalism Part 1, I had one week left until my move from Pittsburgh to Iowa City and my journey to become minimalist seemed to be sailing smoothly. Things did not go as swimmingly as I anticipated. They never do. On my last day in my apartment I had 3 objectives: I......
  • How to 10X Your Productivity by Playing Pokemon Go - My Guest Post on DLM
Check out my latest guest post on Dumb Little Man titled How to 10X Your Productivity by Playing Pokemon Go. If you’re curious how Pokemon can dramatically increase (no, that’s not a typo) your productivity, check it out. I dive into goal making, rewarding small wins, and creating a framework to reward yourself for your goals and......
  • On Minimalism Part 1
About a year ago, I found myself moving from the greater D.C. area to Pittsburgh for a new job and new horizons. I made the move with zero furniture and 3 car loads of stuff, which at the time, I thought to be minimal. I was naive. Today I find myself moving to Iowa (please......
  • Hacking Morning Routines
Do you want to double your productivity right now? You can, with a fresh morning routine that’s guaranteed to boost your productivity and make you more energized for the day. I researched and analyzed the morning routines of 25 super successful people, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, President Obama, Ben......
  • Are you using the best email service to manage your team?
Let’s face it, no matter what the latest technology forecasters say, email is still numero uno when it comes to business communications. Despite email’s indispensability in business operations, it’s not always a smooth or efficient way to communicate. For example, most email platforms don’t make it easy to share emails with team members or delegate......
  • The Ultimate Guide to Start Freelance Writing
Do you dream of becoming a freelance writer, either to supplement your current income, or to escape the 9 to 5 and work with no pants 5 days a week? You’ve come to the right place because I’m here to help you lose your pants. It can seem overwhelming to go from zero to hero.......