Twelve. I have twelve self-help books in my bookcase. I know. I think it seems like a lot, too. What should I do? Fucking,… why so many? The introspective answer could be that I thought I was broken and I wasn’t really. Then, I could respond with pessimism and say that I totally still am … More Jerking it to Self-Help books… motivational Youtube videos… or blog posts… etc.
One of my favorite people has these two words tattooed on his arm (Hi, Casey). Another person who I watch regularly and read their books repeated these words over and over again to himself while coming up (You’re the man, Gary). “Do more.” It’s a simple statement but it requires discipline to execute on every … More Do More.
Like many people punching words into keyboards and putting them on the internet, I’m not independently wealthy. I know. Poor, pitiful me. Pity me for I must work for my supper. Cue all the world’s tiniest of violins and serenade me with the most pitiful of songs for I have the saddest sadness. Please, play … More I might have fucked up… A.K.A. Initial thoughts on returning to mainstream work.
“Life sucks and then you die,” I overheard her say while sipping my coffee, watching my laundry spin in the dryer and listening to Tim Ferriss talk with Marie Kondo about the Japanese Art of Tidying Up. Life sucks and then you die. This statement gave me pause, I had to look and see at … More The stories we tell ourselves
No. We’re not going to turn into airplanes ala Starscream of the Decepticons. That would be too fucking cool and/or hurt a lot. Instead, we are going to explore a feature that you might only use on your phone every once in a while. Or, if you don’t care about airline safety regulations, baby death … More The Power of Airplane Mode
There have been many moments in my life when I stopped and said to myself, sometimes aloud, sometimes in church, sometimes around small children, sometimes flying through traffic because I’m late to a company meeting, “what the fuck am I doing?” Similar questions could include but are not limited to: “what have I got myself … More Correcting Course
After having taken 2017 as a unintended hiatus (read: uninspired, depressed, lazy, transitional, whatever you want to the excuse) from anything and everything to do with my blog, youtube channel or entrepreneurial endeavors, I realized that some of my life choices are great but not all of them and I want to change that. This … More Well. I’m back.
The following list consists of realizations or lessons that I’ve learned being alive for 30 years. Oh, and profanity. I’m not trying to promulgate them as universal truths or anything like that. It’s just a list. Mostly for me. I hope you enjoy it. 1. I don’t need all the shit I have. Seriously. I … More 30 lessons from my 30 years alive.
Here we are. It’s been a year and, from looking at this blog, I think we’ve made some progress but there is always somewhere to go. I haven’t followed the rules of posting every day or every week with however many character long posts. But that’s okay. I don’t like to follow the rules anyways. … More Why do I blog?
Simplify is a word that is always in my mind, echoing, like a mantra. My living space is often times under steady curation to this state. It’s written on my bathroom mirror. “The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.” – Bruce Lee “It is not the daily increase but the daily decrease. Hack away at the … More Simplify