I’m an avid business/motivational reader. I love big idea books that challenge the way that we think and the way that we act and the way that we react and for me, few books have had such an impact in that field as Jason Fried’s Rework. It is a stark manifesto of the things we[…]
Eureka moments are incredible. That moment when you discover (or at worst learn) some incredible thing that will fundamentally change the way you work or think. They’re amazing moments. We all strive for that moment of enlightenment where we make a leap forward, our Elon Musk moment, where we revolutionize an industry or a concept[…]
I like hip hop. I’m an overweight middle-aged white dude so I’m basically the target market, at least according to Apple Music. And being that I’m an overweight middle-aged white dude, two of my favorite rappers are Eminem and Macklemore. I get it. I’m a walking cliché.
But there’s a particular Macklemore lyrics that I really love. It’s everything I believe in when it comes to community and workmanship.
“Don’t try to change the world, find something that you love and do it every day.
Do that for the rest of your life and eventually the world will change.”
This is going to start out pretty personal. From time to time, not all the time, but occasionally, I am crippled with anxiety. Now when I say crippled, I don’t mean “sometimes feel great.” I mean that sometimes I’m unable to move, unable to breathe and unable to think. Let me tell you about the time that I sat down in a grocery store thanks to choices.
I don’t read enough books. I spend my time either raising my kids or working for clients. I used to LOVE books. I collected them. I was in love with them. If you asked me what room I would most want in my home it would be a library. But lately, books have received the[…]
A few months back I was speaking at a bloggers conference about content ideation. Basically, my entire session was on how you can come up with ideas for your blog and then how you can act on those ideas in your writing. It was a lot of fun. At one point, I asked if anyone[…]
New Year’s Resolutions are stupid. There, I said it. And I’m not backing down. They’re dumb and if you make them, you’re probably dumb too. I don’t mean to suggest that making better choices; life altering choices is a stupid idea but rather that if you’re over the age of say….12….you should know better. New[…]
I was talking to a neighbor the other day about strength. Specifically, we were talking about doing manual labor and the sort of strength and endurance that’s necessary for those sorts of activities. He told me about his sons who work out at the gym all the time, but fade quickly when they have to[…]
The other day, I was sitting inside my father in laws air conditioned house watching an uncle and a couple of cousins build him a new deck. I had spent the previous week tearing down the old one and digging new post holes (which prompted this post on Hustle and Grind) but in general, I[…]
Recently, a marketing company decided to see how many people say thank you when someone holds a door open for them. They hunkered down at a number of coffee shops, malls and other places with a lot of foot traffic, and most importantly doors, and started counting. Their goal was to see how many people[…]