5 Things

One of my favorite authors, James Altucher, published this graphic on his blog. In his list, he mentions Warren Buffett’s 5/25 Rule. The 5/25 Rule is pretty simple. Write down 25 things you want to do in life (or your career). Circle the top five and ignore the rest. Forever. Easier said than done. But […]

Never Do It For the Money

I’m back from my blogging hiatus. I’ve been thinking about what I want to write about on this blog. For years it’s been a theme-less journey. This blog has included real-life stories, lessons, experimental writing, and more. But the underlying desire I have to writing here is to learn from my mistakes. I often find a […]

Shia LaBeouf’s Motivational Rant

Alright, by now, you’ve probably seen Shia LaBeouf’s motivational rant speech. It’s quickly become a meme and it’s easy to dismiss the video. Shia LaBeouf’s behavior has been erratic and it’s hard for some people to take him seriously. Totally understandable. The fact that the video is of him in front of a green screen […]

Does Work/Life Balance Exist?

Is it possible to have it all? Is there such thing as a “work/life balance?” I have chosen to believe that you can have everything and live with balance. I wrote about it earlier this year, it’s clearly something I think about and struggle with mightily. I’m 31 but I feel old. Which is ridiculous […]

What Do You Want?

What do you want? It’s a question that I always ask my friends. “If there were no obstacles, what do you want in life? What’s your wildest dream?” I ask this to help them eliminate doubt and to focus on what they truly want. Then I help them work backwards to figure out a plan to […]

Always Reinvent Yourself

“I’ve always thought that each person invented himself…that we are each a figment of our own imagination. And some people have a greater ability to imagine than others.” – David Geffen   It’s a new year, which means new beginnings. Last year when I published the post, “Enjoy the Journey,” I referenced the PBS documentary […]

A Lesson in Persistence from Abraham Lincoln

I’ve written about how hard entrepreneurship is and how we can learn from our failures. But let’s be real, failure and sadness happens to everyone, in every type of field. We’ve all dealt with our own demons, suffered through loss, and failed at many different things. But getting up is the difference between successful people […]

Teach Your Children to Code

This is a public service announcement to all my friends who have young children: Teach your children to code. As a parent, you’re going to mess up, a lot. That’s ok. But one mistake you can’t afford to make is not making your child learn how to code. I don’t know if a lot of […]

One of the Best Interviews You’ll Watch

When I hear “Life Coach” I think bullshit. I can’t help it. It just sounds like a made up job where people with no real education/training charge you and tell you what to do with your life. Years ago I even did a introductory call with one and it really felt like I was paying […]

Be Happier By Removing Logic

Logic. What a son of a bitch. Normally, logic is what guides us to make good decisions. It’s logical to cross the road when no cars are coming. It’s logical not to put your hand on the hot stove. Logic keeps us safe and it’s difficult to argue against it. But logic doesn’t always steer […]