Be Smarter Than the Average Pinball

pinball

Life has a unique capacity to throw bad situations at us when we least expect it. Or good opportunities. It depends on our outlook. Last summer, I was still a brainless drone in the cubicle-zombie collective. That’s when I had a conflict with a supervisor over an ethical issue. My supervisor did something unethical on … Read more Be Smarter Than the Average Pinball

Hard Work Doesn’t Care About Your Safe Space

Hard work

I used to have a regular cubicle-zombie job. I got up every morning and dragged myself to an office where management encourages mediocrity. Because of that, I felt trapped in a never-ending case study on the Dunning-Kruger effect. Working for other people leaves me with a sense of not having control over my life. It … Read more Hard Work Doesn’t Care About Your Safe Space

Well, I’ll Be. So That’s How They Do It!

Perfection is stagnation

I started blogging in November 2019. And I have a problem. It’s not the writing. I’ve always enjoyed letting my thoughts spew all over the place. Putting words on the screen is easy. I want the perfect blog post. I want the strongest first and last sentence for every paragraph. A catchy introduction is a … Read more Well, I’ll Be. So That’s How They Do It!

I Hate to Tell You This: But You Need to Sleep (sleep part 2)

Sleeping Tiger

What if I told you there’s a way to unleash your high-performance potential? And it won’t cost you anything but your time. No drugs, doctor visits, or overpriced Internet guru mastermind required. And when I say high performer, I mean top performer across the board: physical and mental. You’ll crank up everything. From your health … Read more I Hate to Tell You This: But You Need to Sleep (sleep part 2)

I Would Rather Endure Eternal IRS Audits

Time

I’m new to social media. Sharing anything online isn’t my idea of fun. I’d rather endure an eternity of IRS audits than deal with social media. But, here’s the deal. I love working on my blog. And I love the idea of making a living online. After decades of dependence on an employer, I’m done. … Read more I Would Rather Endure Eternal IRS Audits

How to Gain an Overwhelming Advantage in 2020

Galaxy Head

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly and to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within … Read more How to Gain an Overwhelming Advantage in 2020