Category Archives of : Fellow Grinders

Living Someone Else’s Life Isn’t Nearly As Fun As It Looks On Quantum Leap

This is a guest submission by Kelly from If you’d asked me when I was 10 what things would be like when I grew up, I would never have said I hoped I’d be frazzled, dissatisfied, and vaguely resentful most of the time. I didn’t dream about learning to sync my boss’s iPhone to […]

I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Hey everyone, my name is John Garrett from over at I do art, comics, graphic design, plus I love web and tech stuff like Joomla, WordPress, Bittorrent and other web technologies. I know you’re only supposed to blog about one thing but I can’t help it! I have to thank Steve for inviting me […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pursuit Of A Grind Free Life…Again

This is a guest post by David Damron at I have seen the light folks and it is amazing. Back on March 13, 2009, I left the grind. Yes, I still remember the exact date because, well, it was one of the greatest days of my life. I left the 9 to 5 and […]