This is an incredibly lighthearted, casual video from an engineer at Google named Matt Cutts, but well worth the 3 minutes: An extremely simple, unoriginal message – not unlike practically all personal development messages – yet thought-provoking, don’t you think? What shall we try? What shall we do! Our options are endless. This is gonna […]


One of those days

June 22, 2011

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Hands down, one of my favorite things about working for myself is the flexibility. To be able to work when you want, on what you want, is a beautiful thing. It’s energizing and good-scary and sometimes makes you want to pinch yourself just to ensure that you’re not actually dreaming the seemingly unlimited freedoms that […]

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What determines success

June 20, 2011

There are a lot of opinions out there about what best defines a success. Having the most money, the best lifestyle, the most toys, the least toys, happiness, family, etc. But those are all things one acquires after achieving so-called success. Right? So what best determines success? Ignoring fear. No matter your definition of success, […]

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objects in the rear view mirror, on Flickr by qthrul

If you are tasked with driving a car forward, using the rear view mirror might make that task rather difficult. And dangerous. How do you drive a car forward, then? How do you make any progress? Easy. You look directly out the front windshield, not immediately in front of the car but not too far […]

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I shoulda fished for the bigger fishies

If I were to have the opportunity to start my adult life over again, I would do one general, albeit very important, thing differently: go faster. Much faster. Taken action earlier, made the decision quicker, pondered less, acted more. Gone after the bigger fish right off the bat, instead of piddling around so long with […]


Kindling Your Inner Fire

February 7, 2011

I’m borrowing this quote from my current read, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, and it gets an entire post all on its own, it’s that good. Trust yourself. Create the kind of life you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks […]


Reach for the Sky, on Flickr by RedClayProject

Want your business to grow this year? Making a big difference on the success of your 2011 doesn’t have to mean making big changes. 1. Throw out your New Year’s resolutions and annual goals. It’s January 19th; define five, specific mini-goals you would like to accomplish by February 15th. Then get to work. 2. Be […]


Once in a while I run into a piece of writing that quickly, simply, and completely hits me to my core. You know, one of those that you don’t immediately forget upon clicking ‘X’ on the browser window? Yeah. This list from Robin Sharma is one of those. Robin is a leadership expert and author […]