Earn It! – Thoughts On Trust & MLM

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” — Benjamin Franklin Alice sends me a message about a new company that’s offering her a job. She’s really excited because the representative, Michelle, talked about the company’s values which aligns so well with Alice’s, and how Alice would be […]

The Last Page Isn’t Written Yet – She Stayed, I Didn’t, Here We Are

“All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.” — Amelia Barr At school there was a girl who had a name that stuck in my mind for whatever reason, the other day it just popped up in my mind so I thought I’d check out what she […]

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 […]

Plan Z – When Plans A through Y fail

“I was planning on my future as a homeless person. I had a really good spot picked out.” — Larry David Some history buffs out there will ask: “Oh, is this a post on Hitler’s naval plans?” No. No it isn’t. Once I realized it was called “Plan Z” I thought about changing my post to “Ask Yourself: […]

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. […]

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 […]