What it’s like to never give up

I remember seeing the movie Lone Survivor and getting emotional about a whole slew of issues.  I also remember the night after I saw the movie, being glued to my phone, Googleing everything about Marcus Luttrell, Operation Red Wings, and all the other soldiers involved. I don’t know anyone who isn’t captivated by anything related to […]

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Masterminds

I recently joined a mastermind and it’s awesome.  Five of us meet on Skype once a week.  We’re from around the world: South Africa, Israel, Australia, and USA.  We’re all working in technology but on products that don’t compete with each other.  My product is Spark Mints, which is tech because we will have an […]

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Going on a Facebook fast

I’ve been on Facebook since 2004, the fall of my freshman year in college.  That’s almost 10 years of Facebook.  Wow.  Thinking about that fact makes me feel a bit ambivalent to say the least. My Facebook usage has evolved over time.  At first, it was an addictive tool to “Facebook stalk” people you just […]

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Just Get Started

In the beginning everything is full of potential, the future looks so bright, and the plan seems so solid.  There’s no way things are going to go wrong.  Sure, maybe there will be a couple speed bumps, but those will be completely manageable. Why would you ever want to disrupt this blissful vision by getting […]

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Words

Someone told me that Mother Teresa once said that she’s never anti-war but always pro-peace.  I just googled this quote, found it, and then also found that this quote may be misattributed to Mother Teresa.  In any event, the lesson is clear: conscious focus determines the outcome. Just saying or thinking “anti-war” brings to consciousness the […]

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The Best Way To Make Good Eye Contact Is To

Notice the color of the other person’s eyes. That’s the single best piece of advice I’ve ever read and put into practice on making eye contact. There’s so much information out there on making eye contact because we all know how important it is when it comes to relationships, jobs, success, etc.  Here and here […]

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Criticism vs. Support in Self-Improvement

There’s something that I should have been doing that I haven’t been doing for a while.  It’s something that I wanted to do but through a combination of indifference, laziness, and dissatisfaction I stopped doing it a while ago, and although in the back of my mind I felt guilty about it, the guilt was […]

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Ask People How They Are Doing

I’m the type of person to always carry water with me.  You just never know.  So I have either a Nalgene or a Klean Kanteen on hand most of the time.  I’m also that guy chugging water before going through airport security so I can keep my bottle. Recently, when I boarded a flight leaving San Francisco I […]

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