Fifteen Years as a Creator. (I’ll Never Make It.)

David Kadavy
8 min readJul 14, 2022

Five years ago, I wrote about how — after ten years as a self-employed independent creator — I hoped to “make it.” I now realize, I never will.

Brainstorming a project, circa April 2009. (Photo by Ryan Halvorsen)

Five years ago, I sat at my keyboard to have a serious conversation with myself. It had been ten years since I had woken up to a day with nothing scheduled, and wondered how I was going to fill it with something that both made life worth…

David Kadavy

Author, ‘Mind Management, Not Time Management’ Former design & productivity advisor to Timeful (Google acq’d).