Since my Monkey Bar Gym plans fell through I needed to come up with something to fill these days in Chicago. I've decided on a 30 day challenge that I will most likely not share publicly. And not simply because announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them. It's more because the particular thing I'm doing is controversial (not illegal, mind you) and I don't feel like defending it in the slightest. I will say this: I started on it a week ago and it has not been easy to continue on with the daily missions. (Also, I seem to have contracted swine flu in the middle there so I took some days off.) This particular challenge takes 1-2 hours per day. If I was in a more familiar city with more of a routine it would probably take less time and be a little easier, but that's part of the fun.

You are free to guess what I am doing, but I will not respond with a yes/no. ;) I will consider sharing after the challenge is complete based on how I felt about it. Boom chicka bam! (Dangle carrot, take carrot away, dangle carrot, sorry about that!)

Linkssssss ...

Dear Entrepreneur, Don't Start A Blog by Dan Andrews

Dan is one of the smartest people doing shit online today. You don't hear too much about him because he's too busy doing shit to waste time tweeting. :)

Launch It Like Google by Seth Godin

Mr Godin probably hates that he's being linked to on Sweet Shit Saturday, but this is too good not to link to. And realistically, he probably doesn't care either way. :)

The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures by Christian Rudder

Why am I linking to a site that doesn't want me? Because statistics fascinate me and these statistics are especially fascinating.

How To Cultivate Vulnerability by Tammy Strobel

I've stated it before, but one more time can't hurt: I absolutely love what Tammy has been writing lately more than ever.


I'm re-releasing Luxury of Less very soon. ;) If you already own it, want to be an affiliate? Please get in touch.


Putting together a meetup here in Chicago. Thinking Wednesday, Feb 9. Let me know if you're in.


I've been joking that I had swine flu last week. In the thick of it, in an attempt to make myself feel better, I wrote/recorded a song about swine flu. It sounds serious, it's not. Here's a small snippet ...

Leg To Stand On

Have a good weekend!