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Find Your Focus

How to find your focus

Find clarity in what matters most and building the habits you need to actually stay on track and do the work is one of the most important skills everyone needs to build. In this article, find out why that matters, how to do it, and learn better tips to help you see it through.
Digital Distractions

How to remove digital distractions while you work

Trying to focus on your work and then, Ping! You get distracted. It happens to all of us, and it's bad. This article talks about why it's so bad, and more importantly, what you can do about it. Read more if you're not trying to get anything done. If you are, get back to work!
Lifestyle business models

How to choose a business model that fits your lifestyle

If you're reading this right now thinking 'I want to start my own business that fits my lifestyle needs.' Then this is the place for you to start...READ MORE HERE.

On Fear and Confidence

There is one thing I know for sure about being an entrepreneur (or following any dream for that matter). The difference between success and failure lies in your ability to overcome fear. Everybody fails. Those with the greatest success, often failed the most. Albert Einstein failed his first entrance exam to university. Steve Jobs was famously fired from Apple before being re-hired and inventing the iPod and iPhone, changing everyone’s lives forever. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first broadcast journalism job after just 6 months. Lady Gaga was cut from her first label. We all fail. It’s a necessary part of the journey. So why does it breed so much fear in us? And more importantly, how the hell can we move on from it? I wanted to launch this new business with an article that epitomized my journey to get here, to realize this dream of mine. And when I thought about what that story might be, I kept coming back to the biggest battle I’ve ever fought in my life: the war on fear.

Mindful Entrepreneurship

Ways & Meaning is a website designed for mindful entrepreneurs. But what does that mean anyway? And why does it matter? Well let me tell you, mindful entrepreneurship is the act of being intentional about following your dreams. This article is the ultimate guide to understanding this definition, the characteristics of what makes a mindful entrepreneur and the benefits of choosing this path for your business or venture.

Designing with Purpose

The purpose of design is much more closely linked to strategy than aesthetics. I wrote this article back in 2015 about the connection between purpose and design and it's been one of the most popular articles I've ever published. It's a reminder of how closely linked purpose + design + strategy really are. Keep reading to find out why 🙂