What is Happenchance?

Happenchance’s primary mission is to provide resources that helps creative people create. 

Self-directed creative work is hard. Inspiration and ideas are of little value unless you can take action and turn them into something tangible.

Happenchance can help you with this. (If you’re new, be sure to check out Start Here). With varying frequency, I write one-of-a-kind articles on

  • creativity
  • idea generation
  • defeating resistance
  • improving focus, attention, and concentration
  • managing fear
  • organization
  • productivity
  • microbusiness
  • self-management and personal development
  • world travel & living abroad
  • how to kick ass
  • mind tricks & mental karate

I also aggregate and curate useful, relevant, and engaging content.

Who Am I?

I’m Seth, and I started this site in July ’09 while living abroad. Since then, this site and I have grown together. For most of its existence, I’ve used Happenchance to share what I’d been learning about doing self-directed creative work.

I currently live on a small farm in the backwoods of Appalachia with my wife, two boys, and cat. I work as a software engineer.

You’re welcome to follow me on Twitter.

As always, thanks for reading. I look forward to hearing from you.