When you’re doing independent or creative work, it’s maddening to try to figure out what success looks like. Have you reached success when you can earn some extra spending money? Or when you quit your day job? Or is it when you can take tropical vacations?

Internally, we tend to think about success as a moving target. We try and focus on sustainability, which is something you can’t just fantasize about, but can actually feel. What does sustainability mean? How do you strike your unique balance?