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Don’t take yourself so seriously at work

Does anyone remember laughter? I get a lot of flack for my humour. Not for how bad it is, but because I use it at all. I’m supposed to be a professional! One time Buzzfeed featured my site’s pop-up message because it was so “passive aggressive”. Which I thought was the coolest ...

The 1% of a long-lasting career

Wanting a successful career is kind of myopic. Any career will have its highs and lows, times when you feel on top of the world and times when you feel like giving up. Successful seems to imply there are no downs to the ups. Successful seems to imply that you actually ...

The Underpants Myth

Few terms incite HULK SMASH feelings in me like “passive income”. We might as well interchange it with “magic fairy dust” or “unicorns that shoot rainbows from their asses”. It’s a false-positive in product data though. It seems like money is being made while you’re: sleeping, binge-watching Netflix, eating cereal in your underpants, ...

There’s no such thing as a big break

Someone asked me the other day how I got my big break. I told them, like Santa Claus or unicorns that fart rainbows, I don’t actually think big breaks exist. Sure they sound amazing (who wouldn’t want a farting unicorn?), but they aren’t grounded in reality. We chase opportunity though. That one ...

What if all advice just stopped existing?

A world without advice & the only piece of advice I can truly stand behind What if all advice just stopped existing? No longer are there any “5 easy steps” or “10 simple ways” articles (i.e. the Internet is now a much, much quieter place). There’s no more paid or free brain-picking ...

How to market your work when you are an introvert

Effective marketing for introverts I know you have something to say. You’ve been saving it up for a while now, being patient, listening, taking notes, and researching. You want your voice to be heard, but you’re scared to open your mouth. Reading about self-promotion and marketing is interesting, but it totally doesn’t jive with ...

Why being a “serial quitter” works for me

Call me a quitter - Just ask Vince Lombardi There’s the old adage, “a quitter never wins and a winner never quits”, that tells us to slog on when something’s not working, and tough things out until they do. (Nerdy fact: The quote comes from a self-help pundit named Napoleon Hill in his ...

Why you need to pay your dues

So you want to be location independent, have a passive income and make money off what you love, right? Don’t worry, all you need to do is start a company, sell something online and have a blog. The rest will fall into place, since you’ve got passion and know that ...

How to Be Rich Like Me

Paul Jarvis is a web designer and bestselling author, who’s obsessed with nature and hairless rats. His latest book, Everything I Know, is a guide to freelancing as a creative professional (without living on ramen noodles or settling for bad clients).   People assume that if they’ve heard of you, you must be raking ...

When you work for yourself, your boss is probably an asshole

Paul Jarvis is a web designer and bestselling author, who’s obsessed with nature and hairless rats. His latest book, Everything I Know, is a guide to freelancing as a creative professional (without living on ramen noodles or settling for bad clients).   Bosses can suck when you’re self-employed (aka: when YOU are the boss ...

Advice on How to Succeed at Anything

Paul Jarvis is a web designer and bestselling author, who’s obsessed with nature and hairless rats. His latest book, Everything I Know, is a guide to freelancing as a creative professional (without living on ramen noodles or settling for bad clients).   I’m often asked by just-starting-out web designers or folks looking to get ...

How to Work Better and Accomplish More

Paul Jarvis is a web designer and bestselling author, who’s obsessed with nature and hairless rats. His latest book, Everything I Know, is a guide to freelancing as a creative professional (without living on ramen noodles or settling for bad clients).   I’ve been told that I get a lot of work ...
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