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On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

How to Turn Craftsmanship Into a Successful Career: Interview with Travis Weige

How to Turn Craftsmanship Into a Successful Career: Interview with Travis Weige

Have you ever wondered what it takes to turn craftmanship into a successful business? Travis Weige does.

Today, Travis joins us to share his fascinating story of leaving his six-figure career in software sales to build custom, handmade knives.

Before making custom knives, Travis spent 18 years in software sales, much of it flying to LA or NY from his home in Austin, Texas. One day he saw a video of a guy making knives, and was hooked by the idea.

How to Develop Multiple Income Streams as a Writer

How to Develop Multiple Income Streams as a Writer

Create popular work, and use that commercially successful work to pay the bills. But don’t stop there. Keep creating and go deep in your craft so that you can also produce the important work that world needs but may not want.

The Journey to Meaningful Work: Interview with Shawn Askinosie

The Journey to Meaningful Work: Interview with Shawn Askinosie

On this episode of The Portfolio Life, Shawn shares the story of his journey from lawyer to chocolatier to an author. His experiences allowed him to learn how to navigate life, measure company growth beyond profit, and what practical things we can start today to find meaningful work.

When Should You Work for Free?

When Should You Work for Free?

So many creatives chase opportunity without knowing their exact goal. As a result, they are desperately giving away their best work to everyone and everything, ultimately setting the precedent that their work is worthless.

How Positivity Helps You Find Your Purpose: Jon Gordon

The Power of Finding Your Unique Calling

Many of us want to find our purpose in life. We want to know that what we’re doing ultimately matters. We want to leave our mark on the world. But how do we do this? The process is not always so simple.