You’re Never Too Old to Make It Happen

05. May 2017 Ideas 0
You’re Never Too Old to Make It Happen
At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA. At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job. At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer. At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school. At age ...

How to Focus Like Warren Buffett

01. February 2017 Ideas 0
How to Focus Like Warren Buffett
There’s a new Warren Buffett documentary out on HBO. It’s called Becoming Warren Buffett, and it’s essentially a visual biography of the world’s richest man. I’m not sure whether history will remember him as a better investor or philanthropist. He’s an amazing individual. One of the keys to Buffett’s success is his all-out intense focus. ...

A New App For Funky Photo Editing

17. January 2017 Technology Companies 0
A New App For Funky Photo Editing
I’ve blogged pretty much every day this year, with the exception of my two days in Colorado. More blog posts mean more featured images, and I’ve been pretty picky on what gets used. I hate stock photos. I work in the marketing industry, where they flow endlessly. On Facebook, in print ads, basically, everywhere I ...

Automated Reminders and Goal Tracking

17. January 2017 Ideas 0
Automated Reminders and Goal Tracking
I love goals. I try to keep them big and measurable. For my daily reminders and tracking, I’ve implemented a few systems that seem to work really well. Automation When it comes to automation, I use IFTTT, an app that automates actions between apps and other online services. For example, every morning I start my ...

How to Improve Your Working Memory

13. January 2017 Ideas 0
How to Improve Your Working Memory
I recently watched an awesome TED Talk on working memory, and how it helps us make sense of the world. Peter Doolittle talks for 10 minutes about his experience with working memory in this talk below. Here are the coles notes:   1. Process your life immediately and in the moment – do you agree ...

Self Help vs. Self Made

11. January 2017 Ideas 1
Self Help vs. Self Made
I’ve read a lot of self-help books, but I’m starting to grow tired of the genre. Over and over again, many of these books have a message that could be summed up in a paragraph but is stretched out into 300 pages. It’s good marketing. A catchy title, a fancy cover, and the continuing promise ...

The 4 Biggest Wastes of Time

05. January 2017 Ideas 1
The 4 Biggest Wastes of Time
I came across an article this morning with this title but found the information to be pretty useless. So I figured I’d punch out my personal 4 biggest wastes of time, quickly (as not to waste any time). 1. Television Don’t get me wrong, I’m always going to watch Jeopardy and Survivor. But those two ...