Why You Need to Track Your Days

This week, my latest book, The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, came out. The book is a memoir in stories, urging you to live a better life by doing such big-little-hard-easy things as: Say yes, Say no, Quit something, Take your mornings seriously, Make your weekends count, Write more, Worry less, and many more. Here’s an […]

Six Things I Do Every Morning

Last week I told you all about my new obsession with MyMorningRoutine.com, a website that combines my love of learning how other people spend their time with my love for hacking your morning routine to make yourself more productive all day (and all year) long. If you haven’t yet added this website to your round-up […]

What’s Your Morning Routine?

Lately I’ve become increasingly obsessed with a cool little website called MyMorningRoutine.com. Given the cryptic name, you likely have no idea what it’s about. Luckily, I’m here to inform. Newsflash: It’s all about different people’s morning routines! It comes out at least once a week and manages to completely enthrall me each and every time. […]

Want Something? Ask for it.

If you really want something, you’ve got to ask for it. At least that’s what Emily told me. Six years ago, I met Emily Balistieri, (aka @tiger), back when Twitter was a tiny company of fifty and we had both started work. Emily was there, doing fun stuff, and we hung out at work for a couple […]

Three Ways to Make Your Business Trip Feel Like a Vacation

I recently finished up a great trip to Japan thanks to All Nippon Airways, where I met with a number of Japanese entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs in Tokyo. It was a wonderful, whirlwind trip, and on my flight home I spent a lot of time thinking about what makes business travel suck, and what makes business […]

On Being a Digital Humanitarian

This is a guest post from Patrick Meier, a digital humanitarian I met years ago through his amazing work. He has a powerful story I’m excited to share. Read more about him below;) # When my wife went missing after a devastating earthquake struck Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, I immediately turned to Twitter. She was […]