Published in


Work, Family, Scene: You Can Only Pick Two

Life is about tradeoffs

Photo: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

When I first moved to Austin in 2013, I went out to lunch — fittingly — with a writer named Austin Kleon. I was a longtime fan of his book Steal Like an Artist (his book Keep Going is a new favorite). After we ate, he drove me around the city, showing me things and giving me advice.

A publication from Medium on personal development.

Recommended from Medium

In Light of Guidance

Loneliness can be interesting!

Reasons to eat the damn cookie (book review on Anxious People by Fredrick Backman)

What I Talk About When I Talk About Roller Derby

How to shop jewellery for someone who is very picky about things?

How to shop jewellery for someone
 who is very picky about things

The great challenge

Summary of ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ by Tim Ferriss

Chasing Gold: Establishing a Framework to Find the Next, Great NFT Project

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday

Bestselling author of ‘Conspiracy,’ ‘Ego is the Enemy’ & ‘The Obstacle Is The Way’

More from Medium

Why You Should Stop Setting Goals

On not caring about what people think

The Simple Joys Are the Most Meaningful

The One Habit I Wish I Discovered in My Twenties