Tagged: writing

Man Invests in 49-Year-Old Post Office Employee

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By his late forties, he was still a postal worker by day, writing a column for LA’s underground magazine Open City in his spare time and collaborating on a short-lived literary magazine with another poet.

In 1969, the year before Bukowski’s fiftieth birthday, he caught the attention of Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin, who offered Buk a monthly stipend of $100 to quit his day job and dedicate himself fully to writing.

Look around and you will find greatness sitting in a soul-sucking job waiting for someone to believe in them.

Bukowski’s Letter of Gratitude to the Man Who Helped Him Quit His Soul-Sucking Job and Become a Full-Time Writer

Daring Greatly with the Creator of Zenpencils.com

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I have vivid memories of working my old office job where it felt like my creativity was being sucked out of every pore of my body, not to mention the shift work hours, trudging to the office on weekends and national holidays. Whenever I need that extra jolt of motivation, I just think back to those days.

Gavin Aung Than took a big risk to follow his heart, and created the powerful webcomic zenpencils.com. Check out this interview by the equally amazing Brene Brown.

The Daring Interview Series: Meet Gavin Aung Than

I Turned Down $120k for This Blog

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One of my philosophies is to always pick the choice that scares you a little. The status quo, the path of least resistance, the everyday routine — that stuff is easy. Anyone can do that. But the right decisions, the decisions that challenge you, the ones that push you to evolve and grow and learn, are always a little scary.

Jeff Atwood looking back at 10 years of blogging. The fox is certainly hoping for another great decade ahead for him.

10 Years of Coding Horror