An inconvenient paradox

If you do things today that are hard, your life tomorrow will be easy. If you do things today that are easy, your life tomorrow will be hard.

If you want something bad enough

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen. If you don’t, you will find an excuse. Remember, excuses sound best to the people who make them up. Results speak for themselves and to everybody else.

Knowledge & faith

The difference between knowledge and faith: Knowledge is believing after you see Faith is believing before you see There are few certainties in life beyond the famed “death & taxes”. Certainly very few when it comes to business or entrepreneurial opportunities. To achieve your dream, to become the better version of yourself that you envision, […]

3 hour response time?

Here is a snippet from an interview by BarStool Sports CEO Erika Nardini about interviewing potential employees: Here’s something I do: If you’re in the process of interviewing with us, I’ll text you about something at 9 p.m. or 11 a.m. on a Sunday just to see how fast you’ll respond. What’s the right response […]

Start after you finish

Start building your life only after you finish the design of what you want it to be. Sure, you can spend all day doing tasks and being busy. But is the work actually productive? Are you actually closer to where you want to be at the end of the day? Or are you just tired […]

No such thing

Some pairs of words we commonly associate truly are opposites – left/right, up/down, male/female, etc. Others are relative to one another – tall/short, old/young, north/south, etc. But other pairs of “opposites” actually involve one concept whose opposite means the absence of the original. For example, “darkness” does not exist – rather it is a term […]

7 Communication Mistakes

Lack of Specificity Be specific about what you want and what you will do.  Avoid using anytime, asap, whenever, soon and later.   Instead give a specific time, for example:  “Please respond by Friday at Noon.” Lack of desirable behaviors We often tell people what we do not want them to do, rather than what we […]

Computers + classroom = distraction

According to Scientific American: New research by scientists at Michigan State University suggests that laptops do not enhance classroom learning, and in fact students would be better off leaving their laptops in the dorm during class. Although computer use during class may create the illusion of enhanced engagement with course content, it more often reflects engagement with […]