The Write-In Candidate – Anything That’s Not On The Menu?

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” — Robert Byrne As with so many other “great ideas”, this one came to me on the toilet. In about 48 hours we will, if everything goes according to plan, know who’s moving into the White House on January 20th. However, more than half of the […]

Extrospection Sucks – 4 Steps To Yield Better Results

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.” — William Arthur Ward On a planet with 7 billion people there’s bound to be times when someone is going to piss you off. They’re either going to say or do something stupid or hurtful, and you’re going to ignore it, […]

Short-Term Loss & Long-Term Gain – Why This Is My Only Post This Week (Probably)

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” — Simon Sinek Last week I wrote a post about why I’m taking a course in psychology. What I didn’t mention is how it’s also affecting other areas of my life. An aspiring musician asked me about how he could […]

Hit The Books! – Why I’m Studying Psychology

“I need one of those baby monitors from my subconscious to my consciousness so I can know what the hell I’m really thinking about.” — Steven Wright Before summer I had my heart set on getting into a behavioral science program. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the cut this year. While I’m disappointed, there’s always next year. In the […]

Music Needs Nonsense Lyrics – A Be-Bop-A-Love-Letter To Rama-Lama-Ding-Songs

“Music is always a creative process that comes from the heart. It’s a feeling, a vibration, that we ride on.” — Maurice White A little over 10 years ago I heard the (intentionally) dumbest song I’ve ever heard. My friend has a little house in the woods where we go every once in a while, and he has […]

It’s Nokay – Another Set Of Answers

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” — John C. Maxwell It wasn’t like flipping a switch, but pretty damn close. The game changers for me were two answers: “I can’t” and “No”. I was working at a company managing, among other things, their inventory. This was a pretty small […]

Start With What You Know – One Way To Learn Faster

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” — Marilyn vos Savant We humans are pattern recognizing machines. So, how do we use that to our advantage? Learn one or a couple of things really well. I mean, go really deep into it. School exposed me to a lot of different fields and […]