Category Archives of : Former Grinders

How To Stop Your Ego From Wrecking Your Dreams

This is a guest submission from Sarah Moore from Lots of people spend lots of time looking for lots of scapegoats on which to pin their bullshit. They rustle up elaborate excuses for their failed or stalled dreams, lovingly weave them into self-soothing tall tales, then make the rounds trying to convince other people […]

WTF Was I Thinking When I Walked Away From Two Ivy League Degrees?

This is a guest submission from Ling at I am a Misfit Rebel Maverick… always have been, always will be. I have cut off my limbs to fit into “other people’s boxes” and now I say “NO MORE!” for all of us. What tripped me off and caused me to go through years of […]

Don’t Give Up On Your Passion. Ever.

This is a guest submission from Ron Schaffer from Actually, this wasn’t intended to be a post at all. Ron sent me an email in response to a post I write a few weeks ago and he took a great deal of time to try to help me answer some of the questions I […]

6 Months And It’s A Whole New World

This is a guest submission from Lauren from Have you ever been, or are you, in that inertia-filled place in your life when you wake up each morning thinking, “What the hell am I doing with my life? I don’t even have a damn clue as to where to start to answer this question! […]

OK, I Surrender. Now Get Me Out Of Here!

This is a guest submission from Laura Jones from I’ve always known I was meant to be an entrepreneur. Maybe that’s because of my issues with authority. Or my insatiable desire for freedom. Or the fights I put up whenever I feel restricted. What can I say, I’m feisty. Don’t fence me in. But […]

Embracing My Inner Rebel

This is a guest post from Carla Krueger from I was a rebel as a youngster – someone who took risks, truly explored places and had lots of (legal) fun most adults frowned at. The motivation to be creative and do exciting things continued into my teenage years and onto University, where I was […]

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Sorry, But Online Business Ain’t All Unicorns And Rainbows

This is a guest submission from Alden from Quit your shitty job. Tell your crappy boss you’re done and leave. You decided to do what you love instead. You plan to create a business out of your passion instead and also make the world a better place. There will be no more nine to […]

How War, Drugs, And PTSD Led To My Freedom

This is a guest submission from Akshay Nanavati from Less than 2 miles to go and the heat cramps began to spread beyond my legs. I could barely walk anymore. Running was no longer an option. With the sun beating down on me, I could only stagger my way to the end. I knew […]

What I Learned From Screwing My Comfort Zone

This is a guest submission from Jill Stanton from An incredibly smart man by the name of Stan Dale once said, “Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffin, you die.” Okay, so it’s a little morbid, but damn was he on to something and sadly, it was […]

The Life And Times Of A Card Carrying Underachiever

This is a guest submission from Sabra Kay Before you read her post, I wanted to share the email I got from Sabra after she sent me this post. I really admire her willingness to put herself out there for all to see. “I pretty much let loose with all of it, so I am […]