Ray has been a good friend of mine for a while now. I've watched his academic career evolve from a somewhat quiet undergrad and grad student to an impeding PhD graduate. He is currently in his final stages of dissertation defense and I've had the pleasure of remaining a willful spectator along his journey. And … Continue reading Endure: How This One Word Moves Mountains
Looking at numerous social media feeds, bookshelves, and podcasts you can't help but see a plethora of hustle culture, which I like to call hustle porn. Hustling, crushing it, killing it, or whatever cool and catchy phrase you want to use is prevalent throughout our present-day culture. Once reserved for sports or the military you're … Continue reading Are You Addicted to the Hustle?
I'm on LinkedIn and I'm sure you are too. There's some sort of unwritten rule that once you graduate college or are on the hunt for your next job that you need to be on it. It's a type of unsaid rule of life if you want to be seen by recruiters and view the … Continue reading Is LinkedIn Just Another Waste of Time?
As a Gen-Xer (or Generation X) I'm known as a part of the Lost Generation, Latchkey Kid or oftentimes the Forgotten Generation. We are stuck between Baby Boomers and Millennials (Generation Y) -- so the word 'lost' appropriately applies as those two other categories get much more press. Here, I want to focus in on … Continue reading These Are Millennials
Self-control is a vast, multi-faceted skill. It can be applied to many of life's circumstances and I feel it should be used more during these challenging, sometimes difficult days. More control can actually cultivate some of the best feelings of self-satisfaction and long-term well being. As this is an age-old skill and once a mainstay … Continue reading One of the Best Feelings in the World
Everywhere you look these days it seems like optimizing is the goal and the only goal. It's understood that if you're not driving forward with everything optimized, streamlined, and to it's fullest potential then you're slipping backwards. Companies are notoriously guilty of this. If a company doesn't make significant strides each quarter (strides that are … Continue reading Is Optimizing the Wrong Goal?
When I was younger I had a burning passion for all things health and fitness. I read books and magazines (remember those?), asked questions and had discussions, trained hard, ate healthy foods, and basically immersed myself in that world. I still do those things today, but it's a bit tempered. Then, one of my first … Continue reading How Passion Can Steal Your Soul
We are distracted. One quick look around and it's evident everywhere you go. It's in line at the store, in waiting rooms, and even at traffic lights. Our noses are permanently affixed to our devices. Humans are addicted to knowing, to being in the loop, and wanting to be the first to know. Our minds … Continue reading Are Your Distractions Good or Evil?
When it comes to making a living I look at it in three distinct ways. One being having a job. A job can turn into a career or even a calling, but the sole purpose is to make money. You often hear this phrase when people need money first and foremost, "I need to find … Continue reading Do You Want to Dent the Universe?
One Saturday morning I was slowly trying to wake up to some episodes of The Office. In my eyes this is a perfect way to start my day. During one commercial break I saw ads for streaming news services. Phrases like "Get your news anytime and anywhere," "Always on," and "Be the first to know" … Continue reading For More Happiness Do Less of This