We all want to make smart decisions. And you can, by living in the tension. Now I'm not talking about the daily decisions like eating a sandwich or salad (get the half and half, of course), or to like a photo on Instagram or not. Let's talk about big decisions, like looking for a new … Continue reading This is how you make better decisions
The bus was taking forever. And it wasn’t just cold; it was windy, not like a gentle breeze. It was gusty, which is common in New York City. At least it was sunny. But we were still shivering while on 14th Street and 9th Ave surrounded by people who looked like arctic adventurers with the … Continue reading This is the best way to transform the world around you
When we make a mistake, we might be harsh with others. But the person we are often harshest with isn't anyone around us. It's ourselves. Sure, you made a mistake. Yes, it was terrible. But why make it worse? Why punish yourself more? The mistake is bad enough. Let it go. Punishing yourself won't change … Continue reading Love yourself when you make a mistake
Perfectionism doesn’t help us progress; mistakes do. With the right mindset, they push us forward. We need to know that succeeding isn't neat and tidy; it’s sloppy and messy. It’s mistake-ridden. When you make a mistake, it lays the groundwork for improvement. Every failure is an attempt to do something. And in those attempts, you … Continue reading The one thing you need to make more of to grow: mistakes
Don't wait, second guess, or think. Just start. Pick up that brush, begin typing, crank the wrench, put your money in. Do. Go. Begin. Don't worry about being perfect. Nothing ever started that way. It's always terrible at first. Expect it to be. The point is to do it regardless. In the doing, you will … Continue reading The way to get started…
Perfectionism doesn’t work in business. It's about progress. Trying to do something perfectly is overwhelming. Instead of just trying something, we don’t do anything because it wouldn’t be perfect. We are trapped by the ideal instead of just trying to work on the idea. And procrastination transforms into paralysis. Perfectionism paralyzes us. Progress is a … Continue reading Is perfectionism getting in the way of perfecting your work?
We become like the people with whom we surround ourselves. We are social creatures and can be influenced. We are more easily influenced than we think. I am. Who do you want to be? Do you have dreams? Aspire to something greater? You can achieve it. Whatever it is, it will require pursuit. Find the … Continue reading Do this to become the person you want to be
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.
I struggle with how to engage homeless people. That becomes even more complicated with my son. But, here's a short meditation of an engagement we had with a man while my son and walking in our neighborhood.
Starting my business was easy. Then, I almost went bankrupt. When I became an entrepreneur in 2008, my first piece of business came easily. Then 2009 hit and the financial world came to a screeching halt. What little work I had at the time did the same. That meant I had no income. It went … Continue reading When facing grave uncertainty, how do you survive?