I used to suck at shipping.

Are you a procrastinator? Do you have a list of unfinished (or unstarted) projects as long as your arm?

Don’t feel bad about it. Do something about it.

People often marvel at the amount of shit I manage to get done. Me! With a part-time effort, because I am so often ill and juggling two or three things at once anyway. Me! Who spent the first 24 years of my life never finishing anything that wasn’t forced on me by the terror of deadlines.

That’s right, yours truly — the author of Just Fucking Ship — used to be an inveterate procrastinator. I could ship work and projects for other people, but when it came to shipping my own things… I was the worst. SO. BAD. I had so many plans and I did nothing with them at all.

Then… I had a shipping epiphany. I decided to change. I’ve never looked back. My life is completely different today than it was 7 years ago, when this story took place. And yes, it’s better. So much better. Everything I have today came from this experience, this decision.

It’s been a long time since I told that story.

Let me tell it to you now.

Listen in iTunes here

Hungry for more? This is just a tiny excerpt from a longer interview hosted by our alum (and friend!) Sean Fioritto, for his series Github Ghost-towns.

The full length interview at the bottom of his post is well worth a listen.

Coming later this month just for Stacking Bricks subscribers…

Over the next month, we’ll be sharing exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations between Alex and me as we build the new, wildly different 30×500. Listen to us ponder, fret, plan, agree, disagree, and make shit happen.

These conversations aren’t staged. You’ll get a real peek into what a strong partnership is like… and how we make decisions that affect every part of our business. Learn how we design, build, cut, and launch.

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of just-so stories that people tell after the fact to make themselves look good. The kind that leave out anything that doesn’t fit into a platitude. So fuck that noise, let’s get real. You can get real with us.

We’ve never done anything quite like this before so we’re excited to invite you to peek behind the curtain.

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