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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. Itâ€™s amazing how much my perspective […]
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.
This phoenomenon seems to work against logic. We empathize with (and help) those who need it least (or […]
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 werenâ€™t exactly your well-dressed, upstanding, country club types.
We were barely in […]
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 itâ€™s okay to attack, defame, and belittle anyone who doesnâ€™t agree with you on a foundation of snarkiness.
Everywhere you look, people are tearing each otherâ€™s heads off […]
Iâ€™m sorry, I just woke up and Iâ€™m a little tired. Iâ€™m not usually like this. I can do much better. This piece is just a rough draft. Iâ€™m a writer, I mean, I want to be a writerâ€¦ well, I guess we all have dreams. I donâ€™t want to […]
My grandpa loves to take his grandchildren fishing. Some of my greatest memories are on the boat with him. As a kid I tended to get myself into some sticky situations; my line and lure would often get tangled everywhere and anywhere.
Sometimes my lure would wrap around his and start flopping around in the water while heading for the spinning blade of the motor. Knowing that it was my fault, I would start to get nervous and stand up in the moving boat, jump to the side, and dangerously reach into the water.
My grandpa would calmly turn off the engine, turn around, and say: â€œWhatever You do, Donâ€™t Panic!â€
This simple advice has saved my arse time and time again over the course of my life. It might seem like common sense, but the older I get, the more I realize that common sense is often the least common kind. I have seen panic strike many times, crippling people in their work, their investments, and their lives.