*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
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?
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
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
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 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.
I had my first outdoor rock climbing experience a few days ago! I've climbed hundreds of walls in the gym, done bouldering in the gym, bouldering outside, and now, finally, a taste of outdoor sport climbing. I started climbing last year and since then, I've fallen in love with it. There's just something about it… Continue reading Trying New Things: Outdoor Rock Climbing
What is the point where you have enough info and you just need to take action? Are you an over-consumer? For a long time, I was. All I did was consume. I read articles, I watched videos, documentaries, and other people's experiences. I was trying to learn. I took courses and classes. I wanted to… Continue reading How to Know When It’s Time to Act
For many of us, life isn't that hard. At least compared to our ancestors who had bigger problems and less free time. Yet they managed to survive. They dealt with scarcity of food, diseases, dangers, and a lack of technology that we can barely imagine. I think in this way we've lost a lot of… Continue reading Taking The Easy Way Out
The human mind is incredibly powerful. This power can be used to our benefit or to our detriment. This is why I believe feedback loops is such an important concept. When our minds are working right, things are great. We're happy, productive, energetic, the world is ours to conquer. When our minds aren't working with… Continue reading 10 Ideas To Jump Start Positive Feedback Loops