THEORY FOLLOWS PRACTICE

Theory follows practice. Almost never in history has someone written a theory book and then started using it to make things. But many times, someone’s done something cool and then fifty years later another person has studied that creation, created a theory based on it, and then taught it to others. Most teaching comes from… Continue reading THEORY FOLLOWS PRACTICE

TO GO FAR IN LIFE

If you ever want to go far in life, you have to know this. There are an infinite number of things you aren’t good at. And there are a finite number of things you can do. This means you could spend your entire life doing things you’re bad at without ever tapping into your real… Continue reading TO GO FAR IN LIFE

SMALL ACTIONS BIG RESULTS

If you’re struggling to improve your life and it’s not working you might be looking down on the simple things you need to do. For example, reaching out to a new person is a simple idea. But it’s hard. And it’s easy to run the numbers and think you’ll need to meet ten people before… Continue reading SMALL ACTIONS BIG RESULTS

SOMETHING EVEN GREATER

You can be incredible. But you don’t know what form that incredible will take. Skill sets and accomplishments are developed over time and the path is winding. If you come up with a vision for the person you want to become it can energize you to push towards that identity. But you have to remember… Continue reading SOMETHING EVEN GREATER

SO WHAT DO WE DO

If you want to knowwhere to put money instead ofputting it into a savings account. Probably put it somewhere that getsa higher return on investment than therate of inflation. A lot of people buy and hold index fundsthat match the S&P 500. A lot of people do the same thing with realestate. Some people put… Continue reading SO WHAT DO WE DO

STRENGTH AND PERSPECTIVE

If you’re feeling extremely burned out it’s often because of associating a positive emotion with the wrong thing. You might think of yourself and strong for working longer hours and weak for giving up and taking a break. But strength and weakness are far more complex than that. You need rest and you’re not resting.… Continue reading STRENGTH AND PERSPECTIVE

TRUSTING INSTINCTS

Listening to your own instinct is an important element of strength. And listening to your own instincts results in better outcomes over time. If you have an instinct to do or say something and you don’t act on it because you’re not sure about it or concerned about other people will think, then you won’t… Continue reading TRUSTING INSTINCTS

VALUE

You have to understand that some things are valued more than other things. It’s easier to make money settling a business dispute than it is cleaning a house. It’s easier to make money selling ad space than posters. And it’s easier to make money in finance than in gardening. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make… Continue reading VALUE

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON

Let’s say you could only save ten dollars a week, you invested that ten dollars in the stock market, and you did this for ten weeks. It doesn’t sound like much. But now you’ve accomplished something and that tends to make you want to do more. So for the next ten weeks you picked up… Continue reading WHAT TYPE OF PERSON

WHERE MAGIC COMES FROM

The reason a magician is someone who learns about magic and still believes in it is because of the expression familiarity breeds contempt. We get cool kid syndrome, and we like to tell the people around us, “I already understand that. You didn’t know? That’s the boring stuff for newbies.” And we get addicted to… Continue reading WHERE MAGIC COMES FROM