Secrets

We all have secrets. I am starting to think I have fewer secrets than I used to. I blame the decision to pour my brain out in public every day. If you read my writing on the regular you may note that it seems like I have it together as far as my internal thoughts go. […]

Overnight Success

There is no such thing as an “overnight success.” But we just don’t like to accept that, so it seems like a weird little secret. It’s a secret that really isn’t much of a secret when you really think about it, the thing is we just like to ignore certain things that are inconvenient to our […]

Thinking

There are things I believe. And things I don’t. What has determined these things is anyone’s guess. At one point however I decided that I believe in thinking. I believe that if you are going to do something you should think about it. You should go over possible outcomes, and pros of the choice and cons […]

The Gym At Night

I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. One that I should have already known. But it took last night for me to really pick up on it. I typically wake up early and as a part of my morning routine I go to the gym, very little keeps me from doing this on weekdays, but Tuesday night […]

Judgment

“Judge not lest ye be judged”  For the longest time I have recognized a trait in myself that I don’t particularly love, it’s one of those things that I would want to downplay for a long time.  Because passing judgment on people is easy but not very often is it fruitful. That didn’t stop me from […]

Pivots

“Do we change direction or do we stay the course?” Yesterday Matt and I went to lunch for a planning meeting. Yup, I know how exciting that sounds, but hang with me. As business partners we check in a lot, and often, it doesn’t hurt that our desks face each other and that we share an […]

Testing Things Is Fun

For the last two weeks I have been running an experiment. I even talked a few people into trusting me to come along and do the experiment with me. The whole point is to help people build a consistent routine of a few actions. Because if you know one thing about me it is that I […]

Principles

It’s broken. As a system. It’s broken. Do we know how to fix it? We think so. But it’s tricky, because when you want to make changes to the status quo, the people who benefit from the status quo get angry. Because change tends to impact their bottom line. But the thing about people who are […]

In A Hurry

Slow down. That always seems to be the lesson. Or at least 90% of the time it does. I could talk about any number of mistakes I made and the consequences that arose from being in a hurry. I could talk about failed business ventures. Speeding tickets. Relationship woes. I could talk about all of those […]

Journeys

There are those that believe in you. And those that don’t. It’s like clockwork. The second you decide you are going to grow, or change, or improve. You have those that embrace where you want to go and those that lack the comfort with themselves, and feel like you should stay right where you are, right […]