January 6, 2020

Know You

“Know who you are and do it on purpose”
Dolly Parton

December 6, 2019

Work

“There are only two ways of succeeding.
One is by doing very good work.
The other is to cheat.”
G.K. Cheasterton

November 23, 2019

Version Up

“Wouldn’t it be a shame to stay on this version of yourself?”

November 22, 2019

Are You Not Handicapped and Pushing Those Buttons?

I’m peeved about people who use the button to automatically open the door for handicapped people. People who are obviously NOT handicapped.
One day that button is going to break and a handicapped person will be stuck outside the building waiting for someone to open the door for them.
If you can open the door yourself, do it!

October 16, 2019

More Humble or More Realistic?

It seems that the older I get the more I realize what I don’t know.
I’m not sure if I’m getting more humble as I get older or more realistic.

April 17, 2019

How To Get Better at Something

Do more of the thing.

Example: Become a writer by writing more.
Example 2: Get better at pullups by doing more pullups.

April 1, 2019

10 Minutes

It’s amazing how many things can be done in 10 minutes.
And if a thing can’t be done in 10 minutes then 10 minutes of focus and concentration can make a big dent in a lengthy task.
If you have something that you’ve been putting off, find 10 minutes and attack that put-off thing. You’ll most likely be amazed at what putting 10 minutes towards that task does – both to start hacking away at the thing and how your attitude towards that put-off task changes when you make some progress.
Set a timer.
Go.

March 29, 2019

When Being Sold

When someone wants to sell you something think about this:

Will it benefit THEM or benefit YOU?

Example: Leasing a Car
Benefit to THEM (Dealer) far outweighs the benefit to YOU (low payments).
Consider the negatives to You: mileage limits, penalties for wear and tear, bank fees, you’re locked in for the lease period, unknown interest %, you own nothing when the lease is over…

March 19, 2019

The Enemy of Paper and Books

Paper’s enemy is water.

Get paper wet and the ink runs and the page wrinkles.

A good way to ruin a book – especially a paperback book – is to get it wet.