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An Alternative View of Passion

The popular, omnipresent mantra in our societies is: "Only work on things you're passionate about."<...> Yet that simple mantra does not consider any of the nuances that relates to pursuing passion. As an entrepreneur, passion is something that I've mostly embraced throughout my various pursuits. In every pursuit, passion

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Pressing pause on a startup is the hardest thing I've ever done.

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Doing Everything Today

Nothing can wait for tomorrow.<...> Or that's at least what we tell ourselves. I know I start every week looking at Receiptful's to do's and I have this urge to to work on everything at once (and wrap it up too). Right now that urge is even worse, because

Living a Full Life

"I'm busy." is probably the worst-ever response to "How are you doing?".<...> I've previously written about how saying "I'm busy" is actually saying much more than just those two simple words. As such I've developed a serious aversity to the notion of being busy and I admonish myself whenever

Silly Self-Censorship

Why don't I just say what I think?<...> My writing here has always gone through highs and lows. I also thought that I write more when I carve out the time (to do so), am in a generally positive frame of mind and / or feel like I have something

How Our Mailing Lists Grew From 0 to 3000+ Subscribers

In the last two weeks we launched two content products that helped us acquire more than 3000 e-mail addresses.<...> The two products that we launched are: Keep Your Friends Close & Your Customers Closer, a free e-book about how to increase customers' lifetime value; and ToughChit, a free, weekly

Beyond Most Others

Average is what average does.<...> I suffered from FOMO a little bit in the last couple of weeks... December in South Africa literally translates to holidays, endless sunny days, beaches, family, friends and cold beers. And for those unfamiliar with Cape Town weather, "endless sunny days" means daily temperatures

Go With Fear

I'm allowing fear to guide my decision-making.<...> In the last year, I allowed fear to to influence and (sometimes) dictate my decisions across all spheres of my life. I was vulnerable, trying to recover and fear didn't make my journey any easier. A quick glance at my blog and

One Year Later: Unpausing & Relaunching

One year after pressing pause, I'd like to reflect on the journey: what's worked, what hasn't and the changes in-between.<...> You'd think that this would merely be an exercise in going over my notes and charting the route my year took, but it's seemingly not as simple as that.