Calling All Grinders: Reloaded


Back in February 2011,  with my blog only 4 months old, I was writing my heart out and things were going well. And as much as I loved sharing my personal story about my miserable job, my goal was to create an insanely valuable resource for people who, like me, felt trapped in their soul […]

Fuck Off, Resistance


“Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt. We experience it as an energy field radiating from a work in potential. It’s a repelling force. It’s negative. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work.”~Steven Pressfield, The War of Art. Welcome to my […]

Don’t Let My Regrets Become Yours


At this moment, I’m sitting in a large field, covered with newly green grass and a blanket of dandelions as far as I can see. The sun is shining in a cloudless sky, the air is pure and clean, and the wind is blowing just enough to cool the sun’s warm rays. There isn’t a […]

The REAL American Hustle


If you’re hoping this post has something to do with the movie, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Although, who doesn’t want to see Bradley Cooper sporting a sweet perm?!? The hustle I’m talking about is what put Gary V on the radar of every person out there who wants to live off of their passions […]

It’s Time To Become A Rock Star


So I was sitting on my couch yesterday afternoon watching one of my favorite Gary Vaynerchuk clips on Youtube and decided to listen to some tunes. For some reason, I came across a concert video from an old school metal band (I used to be a headbanger in high school!) and started watching it. And […]

The Evolution Of An Inspired Blogger


It’s been 2 months since I’ve returned to blogging and honestly feel like I’m back home. This is where I find peace and happiness and know now with certainty that I want to make writing an instrumental part of my life. In the 2 years I was away, my life has changed dramatically. Quitting my […]

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5 Reasons Not To Be An Ungrateful Bastard


So there I was yesterday morning, just going about my business and planning my day out. My to do list, like most of yours, is about 30 things deep and I’m constantly struggling to keep up with all the things I need think I have to do. I had an appointment with one of my […]

Becoming A Change Agent One Grinder At A Time


In my quest to make this the best possible blog I can, I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time perusing through the thousands of comments and emails I’ve received over the last few years in search of useful information. What do my readers want? Why do they visit my site? Why do they care […]

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8 Lessons Learned From 24 Months Away


Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my departure from blogging and although I’ve been back writing here for 3 weeks, it’s still a significant day for me. When I left blogging in early 2012 to spend more time working my marriage, I left something behind that I felt was my calling. After many years […]

Life is Short…Do What You Love


I’ve spent this past week thinking about how to follow up on my last two posts. In years past, I had so much creative juice flowing through my head, it was easy to write post after post. Now that I’ve left my job and actually enjoy what I do, my mind is working in a […]