If you spend your whole life working to avoid the things that might hurt, or that represent a challenge, you risk becoming an entitled and oblivious prick or someone so fragile that reality feels like injustice.
Category Archive: Happiness
Being one with the dirt is part of the transition and how you become part of the island itself.
I created the 47-second video below to explain a new version of success and the value of building a business that grows what matters to you.
I was interviewed by Andrew Warner at Mixergy. It was my third appearance on the show and, like the others, ended up going in directions I didn’t expect.
A video tour of a young couple’s off-the-grid cabin in northern Sweden.
On the day before BIG ENOUGH launched, I recorded this video to explain what the book is about, who it's for and what I think readers will take from it. https://youtu.be/CSPXW40g-Mc Learn More About BIG ENOUGH
In lieu of a tip, Einstein offered a courier a handwritten note with his advice for finding joy in life.
A recent New York Times article called "Want to Make It Big in Fashion? Think Small, Like Evan Kinori" introduced me to the term "enoughness". It was in long-ago 1973 that the economist E.F. Schumacher first published “Small Is Beautiful,” a seminal (and, to the...
We’ve been working on the the central ideas in Big Enough for 12 years. This post shares how the Big Enough perspective looked to us in 2008.
I was inspired by Buddhist monks to trying focusing and doing just one thing at a time. It didn’t work so well.
A couple of years ago, I became friends with RJ, our local Fire Marshall. RJ and his wife sometimes (used to) host summer parties that are outdoors and include a fire. This is where I first discovered the Solo Stove. It had the blessings of the Fire Marshall. Since...
It makes my day when I receive an email from someone who says something like, “I’ve been a fan since the first video!” It’s hard to believe that was in 2007, over 13 years ago. At the time, we were new and different. Our style of videos attracted attention just...
I love this quote by Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, which I found through James Clear's newsletter: “...having an enviable career is one thing, and being a happy person is another. Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a...
The outcome of our brainstorming led to a different kind of movie night that was full of fun and laughter, despite us being at different locations. It worked so well that I’m writing to share how you can do it with your friends or family.
Now that we’ve moved and my life has changed in fundamental ways, I can’t help but see that there is beauty in stepping off the treadmill of city life and professional expectations and reevaluating what success means to me.