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Jason Surfrapp - Recharge Your Batteries

Do better work by taking time off

I can remember it clear as day. The first year of IWearYourShirt was coming to a (fun and profitable) end and people were emailing in to congratulate me on pulling off such a crazy idea. Besides the accolades, there was a message that got repeated over and over: "Jason, you did a great job with the first year of IWearYourShirt, but you need to plan to take some time off! Working 365 days a year isn't sustainable and you need to give yourself a break." I read those emails, and there were lots … Continue Reading

You have an idea, now what?

You have an idea, now what?

If you're anything like me you have ideas all the time. Maybe your ideas come to you in the shower, while driving somewhere, while reading a book, or during some other activity. For many of us, it's not coming up with an idea that's the hard part, it's what the heck to do next? This past weekend I got to spend some time with my good friend Greg Hartle at a Startup Weekend event in South Florida. Greg and I were both speakers at the event, and the subject of his talk was: What's next? If you … Continue Reading

What's your superpower?

What’s your superpower?

I wish I was about to tell you some amazing story about being a nerdy kid who went on a field trip, got bit by a radioactive spider, and became a web-slinging hero. Alas, that's not me, and I'm willing to bet that's not you either (if it is, please reply immediately and let's be best friends!). Instead, I'm going to share the superpower I've discovered I do have. And I didn't realize this was my superpower until recently. My superpower is: Taking action. You see, over the years, without even … Continue Reading

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Creativity For Sale Back Cover

Read Preview Chapters of Creativity For Sale

Last summer after eating a burrito with a friend I decided to write my first book. A few months later (October 2013) SponsorMyBook was underway. At that point I gave myself nine months to fill all the page sponsorships in the book and, somewhat importantly, write the actual book. There were a few bumps in the road along […]


The Skill They Don’t Teach You In Any Business Class: Flexibility

(Photo credit: Thissocalledlife) Owning a business is not a smooth ride for most people, myself included. You set yourself on a certain path and a hurricane of changes completely derails you. You write down specific goals and they get shaken up by an earthquake of revisions. Being flexible is probably one of the most important […]