Self-Development

How to Apply Google’s Pillars of Innovation to Your Life

How to Apply Google’s Pillars of Innovation to Your Life

“Fail early, fail often, fail forward” My latest read is “Bold” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. The book explores innovation through radically changing industries; fueled by exponential technology, and the use of automation, networks and leveraging of the crowd. The authors give practical insight into several  such technologies and the entrepreneurial mindset (THINK BIG!) need to exploit them. As stated in ... Read More »

How to Fight Conformity and Move Beyond Average

How to Fight Conformity and Move Beyond Average

Do you crave safety in numbers? Comfort in doing what everyone else does? If so, this article isn’t for you. Mortality is our indisputable motivator. To waste away in the pursuit of nothing is the cruellest of self-inflicted crimes. Conformity rules the masses. It has been this way for centuries. What compels people to sleepwalk through life? People are bored out of their ... Read More »

Choose the Strenuous Life

Chaos and slothful tendencies lead to a distracted, unorganized life. If we aren’t willing to put in the hard work necessary for success, then we will never accomplish anything meaningful. Years will pass, accomplishments will be scarce. Maybe this is the kind of life we truly desire. The easy life – one filled with Xbox, Netflix, couch, and sleep. Or maybe ... Read More »

The Importance of Flexible Life Rules

The Importance of Flexible Life Rules

All of us have a very particular set of life rules that govern how we live our lives. These rules ensure consistency and that we stay the same person every day and adhere to the the values we embody. I recently read Tony Robbins book “Awake the Giant Within.” One chapter is devoted to the topic of the rules that govern ... Read More »

Don’t be Boring: The Power of Bold Moves

The Power of Bold Moves

Life passes by at a frantic pace. Wait too long, and you’ll be looking back in disgust at a life filled with routine and an overbearing focus on trivial, fleeting matters. This is the norm for most, as it’s never been easy to live a comfortable life long on distractions and short on achievement. This is the core premise of ... Read More »

Fulfillment is Key: Finding Balance in a Hectic World

Fulfillment is Key

What if I told there was a simple life hack that would improve your hunger and passion? A daily task so easy, that it almost seems like fool’s gold. This life hack will not only help you stay focused and appreciative, but will also help feed your fulfillment and feelings of worth. This life hack is simple; it’s called gratitude. I’ve ... Read More »

How to Appreciate the Shortness of Life

How to Appreciate the Shortness of Life

Life is short. As men (women live a bit longer), we have about 27,922 days of life. Total. 670,140 hours. If we deduct the 8 hours we sleep per day, and we are left with 446,752 hours.  Chances are that some, not all, of you are also working a minimum of 40 hours a week. Maybe you are doing something ... Read More »

A Thank You & 2016 Update

Thank You

As you read this, I’m in the midst of a 10 day trip through Italy. I touched on this trip in my last post (and the meaning of travel), and I’m using it as an opportunity to unplug, reflect, and embrace life. History is one of my passions – so I’m sure to be indulging in that as well. Looking ... Read More »

How to Not Waste Life (Wisdom from Socrates)

How to Not Waste Life (Wisdom from Socrates)

Unbeknownst to many, the words of historical luminaries contain vast wisdom and relevancy. If you have an emotion, experience, thought or wonder – it has most likely been written about extensively. It’s up to us to seek out relevant knowledge and apply it to our own lives. I recently finished the book, “The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates” by Xenophon ($1). ... Read More »

Avoiding Eternal Despair: Missed Opportunities

Avoiding Eternal Dispair: Missed Opportunities

As you get older, you think about what could have been. If complacent early in life, missed opportunities will eat away at you. In our youth, we have the time and freedom to explore, grow, and learn. As we age, however, societal burdens and pressures increase, leaving less time (and opportunity) to change our current situation. This is not to ... Read More »