Whether in business or in life, I enjoy listening to people who help me think about and see things in a different frame of mind. We’re all sheltered in some way. We don’t know everything; we haven’t seen everything. It takes multiple, diverse views to find well rounded answers. Different experiences; different points of view … Continue reading There is No Try
It's funny. I go through phases; we all go through phases. For some reason, every so often, I feel like tearing it all up and starting again. This blog for example: I pay for itI have a domain name, which I paid for I haven't written here in months and, just a few days ago, … Continue reading Don’t Tear Up The Past
I write in my private journal every day no matter what; it’s a lifeline for me. But that's not the point here. The point is simple: I did not post something to this blog yesterday and it's bothering me. It's not so much missing the day as it is failing on the discipline. My focus … Continue reading Not My Best
I read an interesting note by Rusty Guinn at Epsilon Theory today. As with most of the Epsilon pieces, this was worth the reading time. His definition of work, I think, is spot on. One thing caught my attention though, and felt like something I should start doing daily: Tell A Partner or Friend What … Continue reading What Did I Do Today?
I procrastinate too much. It’s not laziness, it’s just the inability to motivate through the mental roadblocks. If I just started the process of the thing I want to accomplish, I would have less chance of delaying it for a later date. You can’t finish without starting.
Nothing is more terrifying than being inside your own mind. The fears. The pain. The obscure, irrational and sometimes obscene thoughts that can enter your mind are terrifying and sacred to all of us. There are many good ones in there as well, but more often than not, we are beating ourselves up, putting ourselves … Continue reading The Power of Solitude
The market is up this morning. And many of the stocks I own are up but have been down over the last few days. I have learned from the past and I was reminded today that stocks often open up and close red in weaker markets; in stronger markets, stocks open down and close green. … Continue reading Sometimes You’re The Dumb Money