Career | Habits | Lifestyle | Personal Growth | Productivity

The Vital Few

“A few things are always much more important than most things” – Richard Koch, The 80/20 Principle It’s that time of the year again, when strategic planning takes over, habits are re-evaluated, and revenue clicks back to zero for any business that has their fiscal year aligned with the calendar. I’ve always thrived on building…

Career | Learning | Lifestyle

Making Decisions

“If my mind could gain a firm footing, I would not make essays, I would make decisions; but it is always in apprenticeship and on trial.” – Michel de Montaigne “If you’re not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, say “no”.When deciding whether to do something, if you feel anything less than “Wow! That would be…

Career | Culture | Learning | Personal Growth

Choosing the Path

“A lot of people don’t want to pick up the new skills that are necessary, or they don’t want to, for example, physically move, or they don’t want to disappoint the people in the relationships that they already have to make room for new relationships. So everybody wants to start where they are. Nobody wants…

Career | Culture | Fitness | Hiking | Philosophy | Stoicism

Prominence

“Make sure you’re not made ‘Emperor,’ avoid that imperial stain. It can happen to you, so keep yourself simple, good, pure, saintly, plain, a friend of justice, god-fearing, gracious, affectionate, and strong for your proper work. Fight to remain the person that philosophy wished to make you. Revere the gods, and look after each other….

Career

Act

“To act is to modify the shape of the world.” – Jean-Paul Sartre It’s a shame that the phrase have a bias towards action spun into cliché business speak, because I do believe having a bias towards action serves you well in this world.  For me it’s a kick in the ass reminder to get…