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 »


  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



"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


“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
  • 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!