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Untitled Essay

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

I know who I want to be. Do you? An important part of discovering / creating your own future is to find out, or plan, who you are going to become. This sounds kind of obvious– doesn’t everyone think about this?– but in reality, it isn’t often done. That’s because exerting your will on the […]

Missing the Subway

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

People always talk about “missing the boat,” but I think differently. I think of opportunity as a series of subways, running through a station, one after the other. What station you are in doesn’t matter. You could be near or far, but that’s irrelevant. Where you start is just a matter of chance, and isn’t […]

Don't Look Down

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

(Submitted by Markus Almond, who sent me this cool book a while back and runs this thing.) Every successful person does something that absolutely terrifies them. Whether it’s public speaking or giving your boss a resignation letter, no one has ever made it to the other side without taking a stumbling leap of faith. But […]

All Subtlety is Lost

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

I made this for the guys at KoPoint. It’s nice to be making this kind of content again occasionally. 🙂 “Louder is not the answer. More is not the answer. The important moments in life happen with your friends and by yourself. Nothing important won an Academy Award. If everything in life is getting louder, […]

Be the Hero of Your Own Story

Monday, October 1st, 2012

My friend Rog Law is a personal trainer who’s always giving good advice on his Facebook page. Here’s one from today I thought was great. Be the hero of your own story. Whatever mistakes you’ve made up until now are off the table – the only thing that matters from this point on is how […]

Wasted Opportunity

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Everyone knows something important, but getting it out of them is difficult. I’ve come across a bunch of people recently who are having professional or personal problems that others around them could solve. Yet, they don’t know how to ask those people. They don’t even know who to ask. Hell, I am one of those […]

What to do while you're waiting on hold

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

If you’re anything like me, you probably hate waiting on hold. Hell, if you’re really like me, you probably hate being on the phone altogether. This is particularly true when you’re dealing with customer service. So I’ve made it into a game, and that helps. Everybody knows that one of the best indicators of success is […]

Lottery

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

The pot was $40 million or something yesterday. So for the first time ever, I bought a lottery ticket. It actually wasn’t for me, it was for a friend. Yeah I know what you’re thinking, but it’s true. The awkwardness you have when you’re first buying a lottery ticket is akin to when you first […]

Counter

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The guy comes by yesterday to check out our kitchen and what he can do with it. Right away he says: “you weren’t here the last time.” He’s right; my girlfriend was here. Now I am. But the guy has a point. He’s confused now because he doesn’t know who the decision maker is. He […]

Destination

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Fact is, most people don’t really know where they’re going. It seems like the tools for figuring it out are everywhere. You can buy books that will give you an idea of direction. But you can read them all and still have no idea. All they do is give you a map to where they’ve […]