*Header Photo by Joshua Woroniecki on Unsplash* At the bottom right-hand of my website, I have a daily quote section. And anyone familiar with my writing knows that I love quotes. I love the idea that you can take such powerful ideas and package them into neatly wrapped little gifts. Having such wisdom and perspective… Continue reading Great Acts Are Made Of Small Deeds
Going In Circles
Going in circles is such a familiar expression. This feeling that we're putting in the work but never able to get ahead. As so brilliantly expressed by The Red Queen in Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking-Glass: Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If… Continue reading Going In Circles
The Silent Majority
I believe that the majority of people are good. That the number of good-hearted people committed to building people up outweighs the number of those who want to tear them down. But every time I see the news, it seems like the opposite. Like hell-fire is about to rain down and the world is doomed. … Continue reading The Silent Majority
Guest Post: Reclaim Your Individuality with Stoicism
What is Stoicism? I’m gonna provide a definition based on what I’ve learned from the Stoic texts I’ve read and studied. So it may not be perfect or up to the standards of Zeno (the founder of Stoicism). Stoicism is a very personal philosophy based on recognizing that which you can and can not control.… Continue reading Guest Post: Reclaim Your Individuality with Stoicism
Work With People Who Have These 3 Key Traits
I recently re-listened to Naval's 'How to Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky): Every Episode'. It's a 3.5-hour podcast where Naval and Nivi discuss every tweet from the original How to Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky) tweetstorm. There's a section where Naval discusses his 3-part checklist that he will not compromise on when it comes to… Continue reading Work With People Who Have These 3 Key Traits
Are You Running Towards Your Dreams?
Or are you sitting back hoping that they'll land in your lap? "Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think about how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known." -Confucius There are two approaches to… Continue reading Are You Running Towards Your Dreams?
4 Tools to Sharpen Your Decision Making
I say tools, but they’re actually called philosophical razors. A philosophical razor is a heuristic or principle for decision making. It can be used as a rule of thumb that allows you to "shave off" unlikely explanations or avoid unnecessary actions. Basically, they're used to save you time. Once you understand them, there are many… Continue reading 4 Tools to Sharpen Your Decision Making
Building Habits – How to Stay Consistent
It's almost time to go for your daily jog. It's January 4th and you committed to building a habit that you've always wanted: jogging. But here's the thing; jogging is really difficult. There are a million other things that you could do that are easier and more enjoyable. But you made a commitment and you… Continue reading Building Habits – How to Stay Consistent
Finding Different Gears
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” ―Steve Jobs Although I never felt like anything in my life was going right, when I look back things make a lot more sense. This piece is about my journey of finding different gears. My life and many of my accomplishments revolve… Continue reading Finding Different Gears
Be Kind, For Everyone is fighting a hard battle.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ― Socrates Being Kind Can Be Tough It's so easy to be rude. It doesn't take any effort. Especially when you feel like someone has wronged you. But these are just your emotions taking control. When someone is being short or nasty with you, the easiest… Continue reading Be Kind, For Everyone is fighting a hard battle.