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Limited Time Offer: Pre-Order A Long Hard Look and Read the Unedited Version Right Now

I'll be posting a new chapter of A Long Hard Look on the blog every day until it's all online. If you'd like to continue reading the story absolutely free, that's super. If you'd prefer not to wait, here's how it works: A Long Hard Look
  1. Pre-order the book for $10. You'll get the print and digital versions, shipped anywhere in the US, when they're finished. (Ask me about international shipping cost.)
  2. I'll email you the unedited draft of the entire book right away. It won't be polished and pretty, but you'll get the whole story, just as it will appear here on the site.
Once the final chapter goes live here on my site, this special price ends, and the first draft will no longer be offered.

I am a Renaissance man, fascinated by everything. The common theme to my work is my desire to help others avoid pitfalls by simplifying what appears complex. The common theme to my non-work writing and music is my philosophy that every one of us deserves to live life in a constant state of awe and joy.

My Philosophy: Finding Why

Every person alive deserves to live each day in a state of awe, filled with joy. While some folks try to achieve that with money and things, I know that the only way to experience real joy, to live a life worth living, to be in your element, is to have a purpose, a direction and reason in life; in short, to know why.

Web Design: Spinhead

Knowing how to build your website is easy but knowing what to build takes knowing why you're building it. You can find someone with the technical skills to build your website anywhere these days. The tools are endless, the skillset easy to acquire, and the personality type common. They can't start work, though, without knowing what to build for you. And that, dear reader, depends entirely on why you need a website.


I've just finished my 10th book, You Don't Want a Job. You can read about the first nine right here on my website.

Author Coaching and Publishing: Someday Box

You know you want to write a book, but do you know why? Success depends on it. The right book, for the right audience—for the right reason. Together, we'll seek out the real reason you feel compelled to write a book. We'll identify who you're choosing to help, and ensure that the book you create is exactly what they're waiting for.

Business and Marketing Coaching: Chief Virtual Officer

My wife and I help virtual assistants and entrepreneurs of all kinds take the struggle out of learning to do business the right way—the human way. Everyone should make a great living doing something they love. What if everyone was doing stuff they loved and were great at, every single day? What would that do for the quality of the services and products you pay money for? How would that affect customer service and prices? The key is changing how we think about business.

Other Writing

I've written a music blog called Know Your Music for over 10 years.

There's a regular Finding Why column at Seth Godin's Upmarket Magazine.

And frequent business book summaries at Actionable Books.