Original articles from The Ongoing

How to Value Yourself

Your self worth and self value shouldn't depend on your productivity or success. Here are 4 hard-learned lessons on how to value yourself properly.

“Following your passion” is shitty advice

There's no single passion or true calling out there, just waiting for us to discover it. Instead of spending all your time searching, find somewhere you can make a difference doing work that's meaningful for you.


Your ikigai is more of a compass than a map. By relying on your ikigai to steer you in the right direction, you'll end up with a more fulfilling career, a more sustainable business, and a longer, happier life.

Action before motivation

Getting yourself motivated to take action doesn't work the way most people think it does. Here's how you can break the cycle and get started right now.

Know what you're solving for

Having a successful career, business, or side project - and avoiding burnout - are both closely tied to being intrinsically motivated about your work.

Lowering the bar and overcoming perfectionism

Things won't always go the way you want them to. But by lowering the bar, the next jump won't seem quite as hard.

Recovering from burnout

Burnout was the worst thing that ever happened to me, and recovering was difficult and painful - but it’s also been one of the most wonderful things I've gone through. I feel like I'm now on a better path - one that fits me and my values.

Take a step back

Give yourself space to notice the world around you - amazing things can happen when you do.

Making time management suck less

I'm no productivity expert - but there are a few things I've found that help me get more done in less time, while still keeping my sanity.

You don't need goals to be successful

Instead of aiming for a specific target, I'm focused on making sure my work stays true to my values and letting them guide the decisions I make.

The best time to create is right now

Forget waiting for the right time, or for inspiration to come down from on high. There’s no better time than right now to get down to work.

Self-doubt and somersaults

Lessons on overcoming entrepreneurial self-doubt and fear of failure - as taught by my 2-year-old.