Eliminating Complacency

I recently was watching one of Anthony Bourdain’s final interviews and a moment early in the conversation struck a chord with me. Here’s the quote of him discussing his and his collaborators’ penchant for creative risk: “I detest competent, workmanlike...

The Dip

Today I had planned on writing my 7th article, but life got in the way. Personal and professional obligations began to pile up along with a nagging sense of exhaustion and zapped willpower. This week has been rewarding and downright draining. Yet, I persisted. Even...
The One Thing Book Review

The One Thing Book Review

Writing The One Thing book review enhanced my view of what a successful day really looks like. Appearing superhuman is about completing one truly important task daily. It’s that simple! The Focus Question   If you take nothing away from the book this is it:...

Pareto Principle Examples To Live By

The Pareto Principle It all started with the Italian engineer, socialist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher: Vilfredo Pareto. He’s most famously known for the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule. Vilfredo first observed this phenomenon when he...

Battling Monkey Mind: How I Stay Organized & On Task

Everyone struggles with their monkey mind at some point in their life. For most of us it begins in school and if we aren’t careful can easily spill into our careers and every other aspect of life. I was inspired to write this post based on Tim Urban’s blog post...

Mini Retirement: Have You Tested Your Pot Of Gold?

What’s at the end of your proverbial rainbow? Everyone thinks about retirement from time to time, but how many of us have actually gone and tested that pot of gold we so longingly seek? Very few I imagine. As I approach the ripe age of 30, I have this nagging thought...