An experiment in breaking down big goals with a simple Google Doc

A goal lingers because there’s no pressure to complete it. A monthly goal never gets done because a month is a long time, and long time’s attract procrastination. You tell yourself that what you didn’t do this week you will do next week. But you never do it. Continue reading “An experiment in breaking down big goals with a simple Google Doc”

Being weird, like gutting dead animals for turkey vulture research

There’s an episode in the show Ozarks on Netflix in which the son of the money launderer starts finding dead animals in the woods and gutting them. After gutting them, he puts the disemboweled animal in the yard and watches in awe as turkey vultures swoop down at 35 miles-per-hour with their 6-foot wingspan. Continue reading “Being weird, like gutting dead animals for turkey vulture research”

Learn everything I know about getting a remote job 💻 ⛱

For the past two weeks I’ve been spilling all of my knowledge about finding and landing a remote job into a free 7-day email course.

The information in the course is nothing new to me. I did zero research. Instead I based everything on my own experience…

I used the exact approach defined in the course to land three different full-time remote jobs in my career. You can replicate it to land your first remote job or another one you like better. Continue reading “Learn everything I know about getting a remote job 💻 ⛱”

Memories of a bittersweet college experience

College was a shitshow of emotions.

Educationally, it was me switching from civil engineering to creative writing two years in. Romantically, it was me having a steady girlfriend for two years then exploring the world of infinite women at house parties and frat parties. Psychologically, it was me being anxious about school on the weekdays and letting loose on the weekends. Continue reading “Memories of a bittersweet college experience”

Home body weight workouts on YouTube I’ve been doing for 4 years

When I was in college I went to the gym at least four days per week. Not because I liked it but because I wanted to make an impression on college girls. Now my primary reason for working out is to feel good and look a little better than I did yesterday.

Both can be achieved without a gym. Continue reading “Home body weight workouts on YouTube I’ve been doing for 4 years”

Remote job study: Helping a chemist get paid to write

I’ve landed three remote jobs in the past two years for marketing and writing roles. To verify that my process for landing remote jobs works for other professions, I’m helping some of my friends land remote jobs.

After I have a widely applicable framework, I’ll be launching a free course to help anyone get a remote job. You can sign up to get notified about this course at the end of this post. Continue reading “Remote job study: Helping a chemist get paid to write”

Working remotely can suck as much as the office. Do you really want a remote job?

Over a year ago I asked my full-time employer if I could work remotely. I was getting antsy at the company, less motivated, and slightly bitter about my salary (not warranted on my part – I was paid just fine). I thought working from home would fix this and make me happier. After all, the company was making some pretty cool products and I liked my role (content marketer).

Surprisingly, the company let me leave Los Angeles and work remotely in Pittsburgh, my hometown. Continue reading “Working remotely can suck as much as the office. Do you really want a remote job?”