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Why I Quit Reading for 45 Days

May 20, 2013


This year my New Year’s Resolution was to quit reading for the entire year. My plan was to stop reading anything unnecessary for work or survival and that included my RSS feed, books, magazines, news, and research. I managed to make it 45 days. Everyone I told about my goal looked at me like I […]

Are You Busy Enough?

May 13, 2013


Every minute of my weekdays are accounted for from the moment I climb out of bed at 5:30 till I finally lay down to sleep at 10:00 at night.  Here is my regular schedule in case you are wondering where the time goes: 5:30-5:50    Shower and shave 5:50-6:30    Prepare breakfast and pack lunches for wife […]

Grit Your Teeth to Achieve Success?

April 8, 2013


Are you the type of person who starts working on a project passionately only to abandon it weeks later when something else catches your attention?  Did you have trouble choosing your major in college or settling on a career path?  Do you struggle to stay motivated when you encounter boredom, challenges or setbacks on a […]

Most Popular Types of Goals On

November 19, 2012

5 claims to be the world’s largest goal-setting community with over 3 million members setting goals, sharing their progress and cheering each other on. I recently discovered the site and have found myself returning several times to check out their list of Most Popular Goals.  Unfortunately the goals are not grouped or organized very well.  […]

My Theory for Living a Long and Full Life

August 30, 2012


As a child I remember hearing adults complain about how fast their lives flew by.  “Appreciate your youth” they would say, “because in a blink of an eye you will be my age and wonder where all the time went.” I am not going to lie.  The thought scared me then and still scares me […]

Where Did All the Time Go?

August 22, 2012


With the addition of Link to our family I am facing new demands on my time and I am struggling to keep up with the commitments I made. This shouldn’t be a surprise.  Over the last 6 months I have squeezed every moment of productivity out of my life.  I have scheduled and optimized my […]

Choose Your Own Adventure… I Mean Blog Post

August 8, 2012


There has been a lot going on around here lately and I have experienced some serious highs and lows.  I have so many thoughts and stories and lessons I want to share that I don’t even know where to start.  That is why I am turning to you, my Most Loyal Readers.   Please vote […]

Stop Moving the Goalposts

July 18, 2012


We have all done it You lose 5 lbs successfully and then set a goal to lose 10 more. You finish the half-marathon and then sign up for the marathon. You stop drinking sugar drinks and then decide to quit all carbohydrates. It seems like we are hard-wired to keep pushing and striving after any […]

Response to Scott Young’s TEDx Video

June 27, 2012


Scott Young is a 23 year old blogger who has posted almost 900 articles on his blog and already self-published several books.  Some of the topics he tackles on his blog include rapid learning, habit forming and philosophy. In addition to writing and managing his blog he is currently attempting to complete the entire curriculum […]

Living an Epic Lifestyle

May 23, 2012


Epicureans vs. Stoics For years I have been fascinated by the philosophical differences between the Stoics and the Epicureans.  I think both have merit and I have seen myself swing back and forth between the two camps at various times in my life. I always thought of the Epicureans as consumed with pleasing the present […]