How to Enjoy a Period of Change

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We've all felt it. You become fascinated by a new idea and spend hours obsessively reading everything you can about it. You meet someone new and are blown away by them. You find a new job opportunity and refresh your email every fifteen seconds, hoping for an offer. Suddenly, the ground you walk on is… Continue reading How to Enjoy a Period of Change

Fear Setting: How to Do Great Big Things

My alarm beeped. I jolted awake as the early morning San Francisco sunlight cut through the fog and poured through the open blinds. I groggily pulled my bath towel snug around my shoulders in a futile attempt to guard against the cold of my heatless room. I rolled over, my head on the edge of… Continue reading Fear Setting: How to Do Great Big Things

Pruning the Possibility Tree: The Simplest Way to Make Better Decisions

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I was an economics major in college, which means I heard the terms "rational consumer" and "opportunity cost" a lot. The former was pretty clearly a joke - a cursory glance reveals that few people behave rationally as defined by the whiteboard and dry erase marker crowd. If they did, sales of compressed carbon (diamonds)… Continue reading Pruning the Possibility Tree: The Simplest Way to Make Better Decisions

Mental Mentors

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"We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching, and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application—not far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech—and learn them so well that words become works." Seneca I've always struggled to retain certain information. Unfortunately, it often applied to topics… Continue reading Mental Mentors

Take Advantage of Wet Cement

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"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen." -Vladimir Lenin  Let's face it. Most of the time, you don't have much going on. You go about your normal life, day after day. But then something happens.  You come home to your partner nude FaceTiming his personal trainer. Your safe, secure… Continue reading Take Advantage of Wet Cement