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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THE SHOCK OF KINDNESS

Sometimes I am shocked when someone is really nice to me. I think I am not the only one who feels this way. I’ve seen it on people’s faces when I have done them a kindness they didn’t expect. As a Christian Matthew 6 prevents me from talking about how I have been kind to […]

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DRIFTERNET

THE WORLD AT THE FINGER TIPSI wonder how our father’s lived without the internet! The internet has been such a blessing to me. However the net can be a kind of double-edged sword. It can waste our time as it provides its benefits. In this post, I want to look at how we can correct […]

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THE SILVER RULE

The Silver Rule is a more robust version of the Golden Rule. As the Golden Rule says do unto others what you want others to do unto you, the Silver Rule states, do not do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you. These two rules are very similar, but different. How […]

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