Burning Pleaserville to the Ground

Here’s a problem a lot of nice people run into. They spend a good chunk of their life living for other people because maybe they grew up in a religious household, or maybe they had overly-strict parents, or maybe they were afraid of failing, so they learned to play life safe; small. If they do something wrong, they aren’t to… Read more →

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God isn’t Dead–God is You

When I was young, I had life figured out. I knew that God Heavenly Father had a plan for me. I knew the Book of Mormon was the word of God, and that it was translated from Golden Plates by Joseph Smith. I knew, also, that Joseph Smith had seen God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. Plus all… Read more →

How To Make a Morning Routine

Morning routines are awesome. Do you know how I know this? Because I read about them all the time. People always talking about the morning routines of various famous and successful and famously-successful people. It’s obvious to the enlightened among us that if you want to accomplish anything in this life, then you need a morning routine. I’m going to… Read more →

My Fix for the Suicide Problem

I didn’t hear that Kate Spade had died until late in the evening. My wife told me. She found out on facebook or instagram or something. The way that I discover news is by hearing it by friends on Slack or by my wife. I haven’t found that I miss out on much. But, arguably, I’m rarely the first to… Read more →

Habit Eats Intention For Breakfast

I hate productive people. So smug about how much they accomplish. So busy talking about how they can fit so much more into their so-busy, so-productive days. And I just sit in front of my computer with a warm beverage thinking about how someday I’ll be just like them, conquering the world, but right now I just want to read… Read more →

Your Dream is only 7 Years Away

I went to a startup conference a few weeks ago. I know what you’re thinking – my life must be super-interesting if I’m attending something so riveting as a startup conference. Just shut up and listen, ok? The conference itself was…it was fine. Truth is, many of the entrepreneurs’ stories left me feeling discouraged. But that’s actually a good thing… Read more →

The 5 Stages of Commitment

When you ask someone what commitment means, you’ll usually get some answer about relationships. Like, “you commit to a person and you stay with that person until things get so bad you can’t stay with them any longer. And you don’t cheat on them.” But commitment, it turns out, is a power that affects nearly every aspect of your life.… Read more →

Did Cat Videos Steal Your Happy Future?

Have you ever wasted an hour following links, reading articles, learning about something, only to walk away feeling…empty? The more that I work for myself, the more I realize I have a tendency to use distraction as an escape. I realize there are a lot of articles out there about this, but writing about it helps me improve my understanding… Read more →

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Walking [6] Mile[s] in my Own Shoes

For some reason, I decided to walk to work today. Maybe because I was curious how long it would take. I live just shy of 6 miles away from my office. A 6 mile walk to work doesn’t really sound like a big deal. And it isn’t. But it’s interesting what goes through your head as your walking. At least, what… Read more →