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 →

walked a mile in my shoes

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 →

Advice for My New-Year Self

Happy New Year. Now that you’re motivated again to make some changes in your life, I’ve got some advice for you and I hope you take it because I know I probably won’t, but I know that I’d probably live better if I did. I’ve lived a while now. I’m very observant. And I’ve made a lot of mistakes. And… Read more →

My Summer with Tim Ferriss

We met last summer. I had heard about the Four Hour Work Week (4HWW for the enthusiasts) since 2008 when one of my twenty-something developers told me about it. I was intrigued, but I didn’t think it applied to me—I didn’t want to be one of those guys looking for an easy way through life. I wasn’t looking to only… Read more →

Stop Dating the Wrong Person

Have you ever known somebody who is looking for a long-term relationships, but they keep dating people that aren’t right for them? And sometimes they find someone they’re really attracted to. Someone they really like. Someone they connect with and have chemistry with. But they know this person isn’t looking for the same things in life. But they are in… Read more →