The Habits of a Master — Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist (#154)

The Habits of a Master — Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist (#154)

“A successful writing day is the day that I suffer in the morning, and I have fun in the evening.” -Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho (paulocoelho on Facebook) has long been one of my writing inspirations. His books, of near universal appeal, span from The Alchemist to the most recent Adultery and have been translated into more than 70 …

Richard Feynman: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz5cMSfqx6Y] Many times in the last five years, I’ve been asked: “If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be?” My answer is always the same: Richard Feynman. Right alongside Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic, Feynman’s book Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) hugely impacted every …

The Truth About Abs: How To Make $1,000,000 Per Month with Digital Products (Plus: Noah Kagan results)

The Truth About Abs: How To Make $1,000,000 Per Month with Digital Products (Plus: Noah Kagan results)

Six-pack abs sell. (Photo: San Diego Shooter) Once or twice in the past, I have referred to “someone” who has earned $5,000,000-$10,000,000 per year with e-books and cross promotion. For that, I should apologize, as it’s not accurate: his numbers are now closer to $1,000,000 per month, and “e-book” doesn’t begin to explain what he …

Conversation with Pro Photographer Chase Jarvis: Creating a Life of Creativity, Income, and Sweaty Palms

Conversation with Pro Photographer Chase Jarvis: Creating a Life of Creativity, Income, and Sweaty Palms

I first met Chase Jarvis at a Summit Series dinner in Washington, DC. It was sensory overload from the beginning: Olivia Munn was seated on my left, Mark Cuban was across the table, and everyone was drinking too much wine. Then, a Polaroid camera appeared in my hand (thank you, time travel) — in fact, …

Random 4: Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose on Y-Combinator, Language Learning and More

This pre-China trip includes the below: – Personal experiences with Y-Combinator, demo days, and pitching new ideas through avenues like YC. – Five things you can do as a new startup to get your ideas, app, or product in front of influencers. – Tweaking your website: per-user metrics, cost per acquisition, lifetime value of the …