Find your purpose! Follow your passion! Really? Fuck you! I'm sick of reading, hearing, and seeing that advice. It's not helpful. In fact it hurts. I have too many big important interests that … more
Let's be clear: passion is not the same as emotion. You can express your emotions without ever connecting then to action. In turn, passionate people, when immersed in their pursuits, are frequently unemotional.
What does it mean to pursue a passionate life?
In Pilot Fire, it's simple:
Passion means you actively align your actions to what you believe.
It may be a little late for the season, but I figured out what we can give each other. First, a story. The old pickup truck was no match for the slippery hill. The back wheels spun a … more
There is no doubt we live in a brutal world. When someone else says, so well, what I am trying to say as well as I can, I have only to point you to it. Watch this video.† It's one of the most … more
I'm not a big fan of making random magical connections between pleasure and profit. I've written before about how “Do What You Love” is Bullshit Advice for Financial Success. I'd be willing to bet … more
"What are those for?" Lisa asks, pointing at the pilot goggles around my neck. We're both waiting for Vietnamese tacos at a crowded a food truck in Portland, Oregon. I'm experimenting with answers to … more
It's a simple question, "What do you know you want to do before you die?" Most people have something that comes to mind, but how many of us are working on it right now? Giant goals like Scott … more
I spent last weekend with 1000 people planning to take over the world.† It's impossible to sum up what happened in this longish article, so I'll make this the first of a series. What follows is … more
The 80/20 rule is one of the most inspired legends of the modern age. There are several versions, and I whip it out pretty regularly as a generic aspiration. It comes from the Pareto Principle which … more
My Love— We're together forever it seems. We know how good we are for each other. You love my ambition, and I revel in the peace you bring me each day. Run with me this time. Don't stay … more