How can you be more entrepreneurial in your career?

Starting a company requires seeing the world differently. It's like a lens that helps you see the world sharper, better, giving you a fresh view no matter which direction you look. With that perspective, a garbage can full of trash might even look like something amazing. It makes the ordinary and mundane somehow new and … Continue reading How can you be more entrepreneurial in your career?

I had no idea midlife could feel like this

Another birthday came and went, and I'm solidly over the hill. But I don't feel that way.  In my thirties, I used to fear being forty. I dreaded it like one dreads a root canal. And it hovered over me like a black cloud. Probably the unknown was the cause for so much fear in … Continue reading I had no idea midlife could feel like this

The Saturday afternoon we lost our son

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and we were in Washington Square Park, the iconic park in downtown Manhattan. The large marshmallow clouds marched in rows over the skyline; there was a slight breeze that brought comfort from the warmth of the sun shining down on the sea of humanity. The fountain was spraying water … Continue reading The Saturday afternoon we lost our son

Want to sleep better? Eight things we do to get better sleep

Over the years, my family and I have honed our sleep habits, and we love it, even though it is odd.  Most nights, I'm asleep for seven to eight hours. I know, it's solid. We are in bed by seven o'clock—all four of us—the whole family. And because of our new baby, my wife is … Continue reading Want to sleep better? Eight things we do to get better sleep

Have you ever considered a prenup?

On an episode of the Tim Ferriss Show, one of his guests, Ramit Sethi, talked about prenuptial agreements, or prenups, which are contracts signed before people get married that dictate rights to property and what happens after there is a divorce. They were both in favor of them. It was interesting. I don't mean that … Continue reading Have you ever considered a prenup?

My three day fast: lessons from an extended fast

I fasted from food for three days last week, consuming only water for 72 hours. Here’s what I learned. I love pizza and not eating sucks. Ha! That's true, but here are some other, more meaningful lessons. Before I start, a disclaimer, I’m not a doctor. You may want to get their advice before trying … Continue reading My three day fast: lessons from an extended fast

A story: Our baby was born at home, and we were alone

My wife was in our bathtub laboring. I was beside her doing my best to help. Our baby was crowning, and no one was there to help. We were two new parents having a baby in our condo, on our own. True story. But let’s back up and fill in what occurred beforehand. My wife, … Continue reading A story: Our baby was born at home, and we were alone

Want to make the most of your time? Do this.

I used to think time was an abundant resource, almost limitless. Then I did this. I broke forty years down. There are 478 months, or 2086 weeks, or 14,600 days, or 350,400 hours in four decades.   And I'm in my forties and assuming that I live to my early 80's that's how much time … Continue reading Want to make the most of your time? Do this.