Life is a series of frustrations

Life is a series of frustrations. Only the brave succeed. Plenty of cowards survive, but they don’t succeed. If they say they do, they are lying. Even if you get really lucky and get everything you really want in life, you will not be happy…

Just fucking try

Try. Please just try. Most of it will be shite. The kind of shite that you won’t want other people to see. In fact, you yourself may see your finished product and never want to look at it again. But it’s so damn vital to…

Fear is fuel for greatness

Fear is the fuel for greatness. How is that? Think about it: when do you feel fear? When you’re about to do something new, challenging, high risk, or something you have failed at before. If you’re about to do something new, you’re going to grow…

Pivoting is a nice word for fucking up

Let’s not mince words. Pivoting means you screwed up. You misread the market, your product, your investors, or – God help you – all three. So you start beating yourself up. All this time, money, and energy wasted! All the friends and *shudder* family that I’ve pitched…

When something is literally impossible

Impossible. And not the bullshit kind where people use that word to mean “really hard.” I mean walking on the sun kind of impossible. Swimming through granite. Drinking cyanide. What do you do when you encounter an obstacle that is literally impossible? Move on. This isn’t the…

How to decide when you’re faced with too many options

So many decisions. So many directions. So little insight….at least that’s how it feels. How do you decide where to go when you could go anywhere? What makes something “best”, or is it really just what’s best for you? Entrepreneurship is a funny thing. Sometimes…

How many times does it take to succeed?

Rephrase the question: how much pain are you willing to walk through? How many times are you willing to hear the word “no”and still continue? How many dead ends are you willing to explore in order to find a path that keeps going? The question is…

In Defense of Cynicism

Cynicism makes the word go round. At least that’s what cynics tell ourselves. It’s enough to not try, to give up early, or worse yet, to never get started. I’m tired of cynicism but I’ll never get away from it. It’s enough that I have to…

How many ways to fail

What makes something a failure? Falling short, obviously.  This wasn’t a trick question. If you thought it was, you failed. Everyone tries to be so damn clever. After a certain point, it’s just not very amusing. Every once in awhile, someone needs to not give a…