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I want to hear your thoughts on leaping without a net, whether it’s from a job, or a relationship, or anything else. What are your questions? What was the experience like for you? What have you learned?

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How You Know When It’s Time To Go

I’ve never written for LinkedIn before but they asked for a short essay tied to the book. So I wrote this and they posted it over the weekend … and holy cow what a reaction! The comments are WONDERFUL. All these people who either leaped already or want to. The critics — and there are […]


“It changes almost from hour to hour.” That’s my answer to the most common question I’m getting these days… “How are you doing while you wait?” While I wait for publication. Well let’s see … for a little while I’ll feel terror — this is the most personal thing I’ve ever put out there and […]

The Arc of Achievement (from 7/28/15 newsletter)

Pretty much every day this week I’ll be bouncing off the walls until nighttime hits and I realize it’s too late for package delivery. I’m expecting the first shipment of hardbacks any day now. Doesn’t get any more real than that. In four weeks, on August 25, I’ll finally give birth after 24 months of […]

The Art of the Cover

We’re about four weeks out from publication date and one of the aspects of this whole book process that people have found interesting is how we decided on the cover. I never would have imagined it to be a big deal, but it is! This cover art debate lasted eight months, and even though I […]

Return to the Scene of the Sublime

I’m about to get on a plane for home — which means my hometown of Portland, OR. I visit quite often from LA because my parents still live there and I have close friends who I love to catch up with. But this time I’m also heading north to make an encore appearance on the […]