Welcome to Genius Types, “Creative Life & Productivity”

By |2017-01-02T15:12:49-06:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Philosophy|

I started this blog in 2006 as a young entrepreneur who was looking for something more creative than the typical American life of 50-60 hour work weeks, skipping vacations to move up, and not hoping to see & enjoy the world until I was too old to do so. It’s amazing how much my perspective [...]

What I’d Tell Myself if I Were 18 Again

By |2017-01-02T15:12:55-06:00August 10th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Philosophy|

I like to joke that I am who I am today because I did everything wrong in my 20's. I've always been fearless, and it often got me in trouble. I wasn't afraid to start a business, borrow a bunch of money, or quit a well-paying job to travel the world.

No One Feels Sorry for Someone Who Feels Sorry for Himself

By |2017-01-02T15:12:56-06:00June 12th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Observations, Philosophy, Relationships|

It's funny how empathy works. It's easy to feel for someone who's completely unselfsish and sweeps their own pain under a rug; but the second they demand our sorrow, our will to empathize with them vanishes. Paradox This phoenomenon seems to work against logic. We empathize with (and help) those who need it least (or [...]

Can Beer Help Your Golf Game?

By |2017-01-02T15:13:00-06:00February 7th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Observations, Philosophy|

Back in my younger days my buddies and I used to play a lot of golf. There was a tucked away course that we loved because it was cheap, laid back, and had very little traffic; great for us because we weren’t exactly your well-dressed, upstanding, country club types. We were barely in our twenties [...]

Why You got Flipped off in Traffic

By |2017-01-02T15:13:00-06:00January 31st, 2007|Categories: Life, Society|

Have you noticed how hostile interpersonal communication has become? Back in the era of manners, people disagreed, but did so on a foundation of respect. Today it’s okay to attack, defame, and belittle anyone who doesn’t agree with you on a foundation of snarkiness. Everywhere you look, people are tearing each other’s heads off with [...]

Don’t Apologize for Yourself

By |2017-01-02T15:13:00-06:00January 9th, 2007|Categories: Life, Philosophy|

I’m sorry, I just woke up and I’m a little tired. I’m not usually like this. I can do much better. This piece is just a rough draft. I’m a writer, I mean, I want to be a writer… well, I guess we all have dreams. I don’t want to sound too self-centered until I [...]