In this episode we meet Mike Lamb an IT manager by day and life coach by night who realized it was time to stop drifting through life when his daughter was born. We talked about moving from "hustle culture" to the purposeful hustle and shifting your identity to recognize that you're a writer if you're writing.
In this episode we meet Kevin Packer who put his decade of product management experience to work developing "values-based living"; a way of living like the the person you want to be. Kevin told me that empathetic communication is 80% of product management, and that he found writing online was a way to validate the ideas he wanted to turn into a book and lighting beacons to attract like-minded people.
In this episode we meet Spenser Warren, a 3 time action-thriller novelist and former pantser who was named for a fictional Boston investigator. Spenser told me about how Ship30 helped him transfer from an HR professional to a content designer in 8 months.
In this episode we meet Brian O'Connor, a business consultant trying to democratize strategy by making the knowledge and tools big companies have more accessible to the little guy on Twitter. Brian talked about realizing his writing was too logical and how he started to add emotion and resonance.
In this episode we meet Susan Abel, a life long educator who is on an epic daily writing streak that she doesn't want a vacation from. We talked about the importance of reading chapter books to young kids, the ideal ratio of details to ideas in an essay, and why a small audience can be a gift.
In this episode we meet Sandra, who talked to me about the rhythm of writing daily, the upwelling of ideas (and why she doesn't struggle with a blank page), and her Hemingway challenge to write "the truest sentence she knows" for 100 days.
In this episode we meet Bob Merckel, an old-school blogger who found his voice in the old internet and is finding his place in the new internet. Bob told me one thing that has remained the same is having fun and finding a community
In this episode we meet Aniket Rai, a passionate advocate of the daily reading of nonfiction books who realized that daily writing was the perfect complimentary habit to help him share his passion. Aniket had me reconsidering my relationship with reading, especially online.
In this episode we meet Nat Couropmitree, a thoughtfully-spoken life coach turned travel entrepreneur who found that writing online helped him find where he "fits in" and takes great joy in the serendipitous unfolding of the relationships born of participation.
In this episode we meet Dan Boyd, a life-long storyteller who insists he is not a CIA operative. We talked about sneaking aboard Ship30, making up your own writing frameworks, and why everyone should drink the koolaid. Dan finished with a generous offer to help you if you're stuck.