PIVOT Launches Today! Unboxing + Early Highlights

PIVOT Launches Today! Unboxing + Early Highlights

HAPPY PIVOT LAUNCH DAY!! I can't believe it's here. After three years of preparing for this moment, now the serendipity lottery tickets truly go on sale. What's next? Although I have hypotheses, in other ways I have no clue which of my next pilots will pick up steam. And as I learned from writing this book, that is A-OK. 

I can't wait to see what bubbles up next, and for all of you to read the book—or listen if Audible is more your style :). Thank you all for the love and support along the way—I am grateful beyond words. 

August Coffee Talk: Mind, Body, Business & Books (#41)

Pre-order before launch day (9/6) to get the awesome bonus bundle!

Pre-order before launch day (9/6) to get the awesome bonus bundle!

The final countdown is on! PIVOT launches in one month . . . !!!

Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? If not, get on it before the bonus bundle expires on September 6! You'll get two signed bookplates, early access to the Pivot Toolkit, my entire 20+ page behind-the-book toolkit, the Pivot Playlist on Spotify, and access to $500 in courses (including Speak Like a Pro, Book Ninja, and Systems Ninja). And if that's not enough, my undying love and devotion :) 

Ultimate Startup Bundle Sale 

On the book front, check out the Ultimate Start-up Bundle Sale that runs until Monday, August 8. 58 e-books, 12 courses, and 5 bonuses — a $3,000 value for just $97. I wish I could have thrown PIVOT in the mix, but alas! Gotta release it via hardcover first :) Learn more here »

Mind

  1. Fear is an unbelievable motivator, but it also makes people freeze in their tracks. Once you start to understand it, fear becomes something you can tap into. Fear comes from the understanding that you can die. It usually makes me make really good decisions and gives me power.
     
  2. If you aren't able to be scared, you either haven't been hurt or you're completely ignorant.

—Laird Hamilton, Laird's Laws

Body

Business

"It’s an interesting play: Make hands-free and screen-free the future of the Internet. “No one’s saying this is absolutely the way the world is going to evolve, but it feels very natural,” says Sameer Ghandi of the venture capital firm Accel.

—WIRED, The Amazon Echo is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future

Books

“I put lipstick on a pig,” [Tony Schwartz] said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” 

If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”

—New Yorker: Donald Trump's Ghost Writer Tells All

Just for Fun

  • Curious what's on other people's home screens? Feed your inner phone voyeur by browsing Homescreen.me
  • I know this is an ad . . . but it's the cutest. From Chipotle, A Love Story:

That's it for now . . . have an amazing end of summer, everyone!

Welcome NYT Workologist Readers! + PIVOT Pre-Order Bonus Bundle

Welcome NYT Workologist Readers! + PIVOT Pre-Order Bonus Bundle

This is a very exciting weekend . . . PIVOT and I are featured in The New York Times' Workologist column!! Climbing Down the Corporate Ladder Without Alarming Your Boss, by Rob Walker. The timing is fitting since this month also marks my five year anniversary of leaving Google to take my own business full-time, a few years after I realized I had no aspirations of continuing to climb the corporate ladder to ascend to the top ranks of management someday.

Post Safari Report: A Little Help for Cosmos?

Post Safari Report: A Little Help for Cosmos?

Hello friends! I’m back from the safari and it did, in fact, exceed every wildest idea of what it might be like and then some. (All links below point to short iPhone videos that will open in a new window)

My mom and I saw lions matinggiraffes runningcheetahs prowlingwildebeests migratingelephants and babies crossingbuffalo noshingbaboons commuting, men from the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribe in Tanzania fire-making, and our final sendoff: a Mount Kilimanjaro fly-by from the plane.

It was a profound ten days that I will be forever grateful for, but I have been a little stumped about what to share upon returning. How can I put the experience into words?

June Coffee Talk: Mind, Body, Business, Books & BBQ (#40)

June Coffee Talk: Mind, Body, Business, Books & BBQ (#40)

Happy Summer, my friends! I’m heading off the grid for a long-time bucket list item next week: a two-week Safari with my mom in Tanzania next week. Summer brings BBQs and you know what that means! Time to brush up on your interesting cawfee tawk tidbits! Thank you me when you sound smart with your friends by saying, “I read recently in the New York Times that {fill in article below}.”