Passion Project

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted on this blog.  I used to write very regularly here, but for some reason, I just haven’t lately.  South by Southwest is underway in Austin.  I’ve been catching up with friends, and the same question keeps popping up, “How is Spartan Plan?”  It’s an understandable question, given that I recently launched my first course.  I’m proud of my work, but starting a business has had some unintended consequences.  I’ve set expectations, both for my friends and myself.  Spartan Plan was just a blog, now that I have a product it’s business.  Once I started looking at Spartan Plan as a business, it changed how I felt.  It was at that point that the words stopped flowing.  I even considered hiring a ghost writer to produce my essays.  

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around why I haven’t felt like writing.  I guess it’s because of those expectations I set.  There’s nothing wrong with starting a business.  People need to make a living.  I just never saw Spartan Plan as a way of making money until recently.  It was just me sharing my thoughts with the world.  Now I’m supposed to turn it into a brand.  I have to make products.  Increase profits.  Yadda yadda yadda.  I have a lot of ideas swirling around in my head.  Tons of ways to make your lives better!  But I don’t want to focus so hard on the business side of things.  I’d rather treat Spartan Plan like a passion project.  So please forgive me if some of the stuff you see here is a little rough around the edges.  I’m an ordinary guy trying to find his voice.  That can be a little messy. 

So here’s my plan.  I’m going to start posting essays like crazy.  A good friend of mine talks about passion, and how it’s not always fun.  Sometimes passion is just getting it done, even when you don’t want to.  There’s so much I want to share with y’all, and I don’t want profit to get in the way.  Spartan Plan 101 is all about health and wellness, but I cut my teeth as a dating coach.  I have a lot to share in that space.  I currently manage a nationwide team of career coaches.  I know a thing or two about getting your career off of the ground.  I want to talk about that too.  Lastly, I have a personal philosophy I’d like to share with the world.  I don’t see a point in creating different websites for each of these topics.  I’m just going to use Spartan Plan as a single platform for everything I have to offer.