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20 Things I Am Grateful For

I am starting a new year. In this post, I will be looking only at the things in my life I am grateful for. One time watching the GaryVee show on Youtube, he did a thought experiment that brought things into perspective. It went like this: imagine that one day you come home to meet […]

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THE GOOD BOY MENTALITY

I am uncomfortable about this title. I will be talking about a character trait I share. What does good boy even mean? I don’t like to think of myself as a good person, because thinking thus is proud, and one can never be humble enough. The second problem is connected with Cato’s position that he […]

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THE DELIBERATE AND THE EMERGENT

These two concepts are well explained in How Will You Measure Your Life by Clay Christensen and his co-authors. The book is an extension of a lecture Clay used to give at the end of his university course. Clay passed away a few years ago. He was however able to finish the book before he […]

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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

I like that Booker T. Washington was a practical man. His legacy seems to me to have been this- be responsible. His school the Tuskegee Institute taught practical subjects, which were in the most part things one could do with the hands. I think deep down he thought that it would be difficult for black […]

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ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown

I became familiar with this book through Tim Ferris. I have heard him talk about it a few times. Unbeknownst to me then, the writer and I attend the same church. We are both latter-day saints. As I was reading the book, I got to a part where he said as part of his morning […]

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EXTREME HONESTY

I have always thought honesty to be important. If you are with honest people, you can sleep without nightmares, because you know they will take care of your needs. Once a while, I meet people who I feel I can trust even with my life. Although the people I will trust with my life are […]

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SAYING NO

Life is short. We only have enough time to do things which are important to us. There is also opportunity cost to how we spend our time. Going to a night party might deprive us of hours of sleep. Saying no can be difficult. First off, someone is asking you to act. On some level […]

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BENEFITTING FROM EVERYTHING

I don’t want to be right; I want to win. I will explain. In Jim Paul’s book, What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, he talks about this commodity trader who was very successful with trades in green lumber. The trader, who was successful, thought that green lumber was lumber painted green, instead of freshly […]

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CALM, PATIENT AND GRADUAL

Calm, patient and gradual is one of the most powerful phrases I have ever come across. Isn’t it interesting that the phrase does not arrest you? It might not seem special. Just three boring words. But I think living by it can bring a great deal of positive change in one’s life. I think the […]

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DEALING WITH STUPID PEOPLE

It is easy for us to think of ourselves as calm until we meet a stupid person. I am human. I have met my fair share of stupid people. Sometimes I am even the stupid person. This post might help, or not help you at all. To be honest, I think it will help. When […]

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