Archive by Author : Steve

Almost Happy Doesn’t Cut It

This is a guest submission from Ayngelina from People hate my story. I had a good paying job working as an Account Director at an ad agency. I spent my days working 9-5pm and often  took 2 hour lunch breaks to go to yoga. On weekends I went out with friends to great restaurants […]

The Grind Within Us All

This is a guest post from Greg at “Once you’ve done the mental work, there comes a point when you have to throw yourself into action and put your heart on the line.” – Phil Jackson What you have to understand is that all grinders are fighting a war of 2 fronts: The Daily […]

My Shot At Freedom

This is a guest post from Stella at Everyone has one. Would you be able to recognize yours? I wish I had an amazing story to tell you about how I ended the grind. You know, one of those stories in which I just wake up one morning full of gusto and quit my […]

Follow Up To My 30 Day Twitter Experiment

30 days ago, I published a post about my Twitter strategy and how I wanted to change it in order to better build my brand. I was finding that many of my interactions were of the automated kind and it wasn’t how I wanted to build my business. So I threw down a challenge of […]

Planning My Prison Break

This is a guest post from Barry at Remember the TV series Prison Break? You know, the one where Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows (possibly the coolest name ever) broke out of prison and inspired a nation of followers who sat in front of their TV’s rooting for convicted felons week after week? Remember […]

Letting Go Of The Grind For Good

This is a guest post from David at I Want More Everyone tells me I have a great job – “Oh you work from home, that must be fun! You get to make your own schedule and work whenever you want!”. Sorry everyone, but it doesn’t work that way. Working from home as a web […]

Are You Crushing It or Getting Crushed?

I’m going on the assumption that you’ve read Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk, which discusses finding your passion, turning it into a business, and living it with your heart and soul. Sounds great, right? Of course it does. But how many of us can honestly say that we do that? Very, very few. It all sounds so […]

Leaving The Grind To Live My Dreams

This is a guest post from Kim at It was on an early spring hike with my husband Brian that I first remember discussing the idea of giving up everything to travel the world. It had been a long, gray winter, as Oregon winters are, and we were both in low spirits. Life was […]

Cubicle Escape In Progress

This is a guest post from Caleb Wojcik at When I graduated college three years ago I thought I was doing the right thing by moving across the country and getting a desk job. I figured I “had it made” and now I just had to work until I was 65 so that I […]

The Longest 4 Years Of My Life

Today marks the fourth anniversary that I have been at my current job <insert loud sigh followed by several minutes of weeping openly>. Now, four years may not seem like a long time, but when you hate your job more than you hate anything else in this world, it’s a VERY long time. To be […]