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“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” – Ellen Goodman Between 1980 and 1984 there was a show called That’s Incredible!. Hosted… Read More

I’m an unshakable believer in personal responsibility and that you either design your life or it will get designed for you. One of my top 5 desert island favorite movies is 13 Tzameti. I won’t spoil it for you but the plot revolves (see why I did there) around the game of Russian Roulette. Russian roulette is a potentially lethal game of chance in which a player places a single round in… Read More

My good friend Robert recently reminded me that, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is just the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” It’s a quote by the late teacher, Jim Rohn. (See Lessons Of A Lifetime.) It’s was also the foundational concept of basketball’s legendary coach and leader, John Wooden. This might offend you: I was lurking, I’ll admit it. I couldn’t help it. On my flight to Phoenix… Read More

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is just the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” – Jim Rohn.

John Krakauer, Bruce Lee and Anonymous walk into a bar… 1. Any challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn’t a challenge at all. – John Krakauer 2. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it simply serves as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee 3. Study the world and you gain knowledge, study yourself and you gain enlightenment. – Anonymous Shortly after moving to the west coast… Read More

If you are like me, you love planning vacations – love every detail from the travel to the activities to the food – especially the food! What’s a place you’ve always wanted to visit? Think of your dream adventure destination and now really picture it. And now imagine you finally get to go, but there is one catch. It will only be for a weekend, just one weekend and you will never… Read More

        Doing Something > Doing Nothing Doing Nothing > Pretending to do Something

Psuedo-philosphy or just a convenient and lazy lie?  “Creativity is synthesis.” Contrary to what many designers and non-designers often opine, this concept is regularly misinterpreted. Just like reposting a quote on Facebook doesn’t make you wise nor does re-tweeting a joke make you a comedian. Pinterest has convinced some people (or people have convinced themselves) they’re creative through curation. Creativity is creativity and synthesis is synthesis.  They’re not the same and they… Read More

Weekly conversation to self: You got a second? Yeah? Cool. The thing is, don’t worry if you didn’t get it all done or figured out this week, that’s what next week is for. It’s no coincidence that the people I hear complaining about others’ lack of intellect tend to be some of the dumbest I’ve met. They often tend to live in the most unenviable of circumstances as well.  Sometimes these curmudgeons… Read More

You may have heard this before, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”.  There’s not much worse advice your could give yourself than this poisonous idiom.  Because in life you generally get what you prepare for. This isn’t just positive thinking but actual neuroscience and it’s called reticular activation.  We filter and we manifest what we focus on.  It’s the reason that just after you bought your last car, you… Read More

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