Everybody’s Got Something – Solutions For The Future & Now

“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.” — Scott Adams It’s Saturday night and I’m playing Minecraft with my girlfriend. For some reason my mind goes to space. Apparently my brain thinks that now is a good time to solve the problem of time in space, so […]

Compounding Away – Twice The Time ≠ Twice The Results

“Exponentials can’t go on forever, because they will gobble up everything.” — Carl Sagan When people talk about how amazing the “compound effect” is, I ask them to explain the concept. Inevitably one of two stories pops up. The first one is the story of the water lily which doubles its population in the pond every day. […]

How To Eliminate Tasks – Two Classic Ideas & One That Might Get You Fired

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen R. Covey One question that keeps popping up from time to time is some version of: “How can I minimize the amount of tasks/things I have to do?” When it comes to time management there are two main […]

Unfinished Business – Sometimes We Should Leave It At That

“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.” — Christina Rossetti I’m on the train trying to solve a crossword puzzle and the man behind me is reading the paper. I do my best to focus while he sighs and grunts. Apparently he’s none too pleased with the news. There are two words […]

Don’t Just Read It & Wish It, Live It – Nobody’s Going To Give You A License To Go For It

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” W. Clement Stone First off, I’ve been there. I’ve read, I’ve wished for things to happen, and I’ve waited for someone to give me the permission to go for what I want in life. And nobody came. At times I still find myself sliding back into the […]