Archive for January, 2012

Self-Publishing Your Own Book is the New Business Card

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If you’ve just given someone your business card then you failed. If you have a business card you might be about to fail. Nobody cares what’s on it. I throw out all business cards. I’ve written before about self-publishing but more than the “why” and “how” (although I add more info about this below than […] Read On…

I Don’t Know Anything

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I really messed up and I’m ashamed of it. A lot of people wrote articles saying bad things about me over the past two years. I’ve written about some of them here and I’ve given them too much attention. And some of them I’ve thankfully ignored. Someone wrote an article a few weeks ago criticizing […] Read On…

The 10 Keys To Selling Anything

Someone I don’t know at all just wrote me with the worst selling technique of all time. He wrote, “I really need to talk to you. Can I have 20-30 minutes of your time?” The answer is, “no”. Not that I think I’m so great. Or my time is so valuable. But his message sort […] Read On…

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Fifth Grade

I knew the page number of every sex scene in Judy Blume’s book “Forever”. I was like an X-Man in the fifth grade and this was my mutant power. I knew the page numbers of sex scenes in all sorts of books: “Don’t Say Yes When You Want to Say No”, a pop psychology book […] Read On…

Yoga has Shamed Me

“Ok,” I said, “I’ll take 50 of these.” It was about $1 for the 50. On the back of the pills it clearly stated “FOR SALE ONLY WITH A PRESCRIPTION FROM A REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER”. I had no prescription. I had just gone to a random store. They sold cookies also. They sold me the […] Read On…

How to Have the FORCE

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to really tell the truth. I think it’s very hard. On this blog, for the past 400 days, I’ve told the truth. And that’s probably the only time in my life. I would say every other part of my life I’ve mostly lied, either to myself or others. […] Read On…

About the Time I Wanted to Smother My Father to Death

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I thought about putting a pillow over my dad until he was smothered dead. He was just lying there looking at the ceiling and the doctors said his brain was basically over. I could barely even hear him breathe and he couldn’t move at all except blink. Who would care if I smothered him? It […] Read On…