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 […]

Writing in 2017

I’m currently recovering from some major jet lag, reflecting on my 2016 and what my goals for 2017 are. It’s very clear to me that time for personal writing took a back seat in 2016. This breaks my heart, since writing is something that I not only love, but find very useful. About 18 months […]

Blogging Hiatus

I’m taking a quick break from blogging for a while. I’ve done a pretty good job the past year to blog once a week here. I’m proud of that fact. I do enjoy coming here to write. Like I mentioned a while ago, I write for me. That’s the real value of this blog. That […]

Dipping Your Toe In the Pool

  Dipping your toe into the pool. It’s always harder than it actually is. Think back to all the times you went swimming and you dipped your toe into the water, checking the temperature. The cold bite of the water made you yank your toe out. Afraid to go back in. But standing on the […]

Books I’m Reading

I like to read. But I don’t read a lot. Actually that’s not true. I consume a lot of media (I have a post coming up on how I sift through it all) but I don’t consider that reading. It’s a different kind of reading. I’m talking about books. Traditional books. I like to read […]

Find Your Value – It’s There

Everyone has value. Unfortunately, it’s not apparent to most people what their value is. I bring this up because I’m in another transitional phase. It’s part of the startup life.  Whenever this happens, I second-guess myself and slide into a mini-crisis. But fortunately for me, I have a support network that doesn’t let me slide very […]

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 […]

The American Businessman and Mexican Fisherman

A couple of years ago, I shared this story my Dad sent to me. I was about a year into my first business and I had become a hermit. I cut off ties with many friends, thinking I had to spend every waking moment in front of a computer, somehow building my company or improving my […]

Everyone Should Read, Write, and Think Alone

“I take a lot of time just to read and think about things by myself.” – Mark Zuckerberg Maybe because I’m a natural introvert, but I like to sit alone and reflect. I like to step back from everything, slow it down, and think. That’s why I love writing in this blog. It’s a moment […]

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 […]