Field Notes

Anthony Bourdain used to share field notes showcasing where he'd been and what he'd learned on his travels. I'll be doing the same here as I stumble around the internet building in public.

Writers will do anything to avoid writing, and this quarter I outdid myself. Instead of finishing the book I’m supposed to be working on, I started a tech company. Whoops.

It took five months, but I’ve officially signed with a literary agent. Here are three takeaways from the process that you can use to tackle your own hairy audacious goals.

Last quarter was a mix of tough luck on the creative side, pipeline headaches on the business side, and unexpected expenses. Yay self-employment.

It’s been a full year since I quit my job and went solo. Here’s everything I’ve learned so far.

Last quarter I finished writing a novel, hit 80% of my consulting target, and completely missed my TikTok goals. You win some, you lose some.

This quarter I wanted to write a book and earn $100k from consulting. Instead, I posted 105 TikTok videos and got 58k followers. Was it worth it?

The ups and downs from my first few months as a solopreneur, plus early learnings, obsessions, and more.

I quit my executive job to work for myself. Here’s how I’m going to do it.