CaboPress 2019

CaboPress 2019

I just returned from CaboPress, my mentor/coach Chris Lema’s annual event in Cabo for business professionals, many of whom are in the WordPress space. Image via Chris Lema This was my third year at CaboPress, and maybe the most impactful of all three. I’ve written my other CaboPress reviews for 2017 and 2018 here and […]

How to be happy and the reality of “more”

How to be happy and the reality of “more”

If you hang out in entrepreneurship circles enough, or maybe more pointedly in “wantrepreneur” circles where people talk about wanting to start a business, you’ll see a few statements recurring: “I just want to have a six figure business” “I want to be a millionaire” “I’m aiming for a seven figure business” There are these […]

How to raise your freelance prices

How to raise your freelance prices

Working for yourself is an incredible thing. You have freedom, you have flexibility, you can work from your favorite coffee shop or your pajamas or another country completely. Over the last three years I’ve worked from 20+ states in the US and 12 different countries. We’ve moved twice and I take most Friday afternoons off. […]

CaboPress 2018 – The Remix

CaboPress 2018 – The Remix

I spent the first week of October 2018 in Cabo San Lucas this year. This was my second year attending Chris Lema’s CaboPress, a mastermind-conference-retreat held at Chris’s favorite resort in Cabo. Here’s are some photos from my Instagram feed:   View this post on Instagram   Processing another incredible week in Cabo at #cabopress. […]

How to leave your job to go freelance

How to leave your job to go freelance

There’s a dream that many of you might have, which is going freelance. The truth though is that going freelance is scary and hard. You probably have responsibilities in life. Maybe you’re the only breadwinner in a family, or maybe you just need to cover your bills each month on your own. But you’re tired […]

Taking an August Twitter sabbatical

Taking an August Twitter sabbatical

Do you ever feel like you need a break, like things are moving a bit too fast right now? Social media is a firehose. Everything feels important though rarely is anything actually super important. I think one of the challenges of our day and age is knowing what actually matters and getting to the signal […]

Don’t give up.

Don’t give up.

I sent this email to my email list yesterday on my 34th birthday. I’ve received so many personal replies to it that I decided to post it here. Hey there, and welcome to another Tuesday. It’s mid July which means it’s hot in Denver. My wife and I just returned early this morning to Denver […]

How to run a profitable consulting business

How to run a profitable consulting business

I get emails weekly from consultants who are struggling to make ends meet. And this always makes me sad, because when you run a consulting business the right way you can absolutely print cash and really change your lifestyle for the better. Contrary to what some think, I’m not just about making money. Making money […]

How to find and hire a personal assistant

How to find and hire a personal assistant

Virtual assistants have been a hot and contentious topic since Tim Ferriss’s The Four Hour Work Week (aff link) came out ten years ago. I first read it in December 2008 but the virtual assistant thing struck me as “Oh that’s nice but not realistic” because I was working a 9-5 and was 24 years old. […]