Control your calendar, Control your life.

The most difficult discipline to develop in my experience has been owning my calendar. I believe that this discipline is one of the keystone disciplines that need to be developed. It will control the level of success we ultimately achieve in life. The bad news is I fail at it daily. The good news is I am working…

What is the price you will pay?

If we are lucky when we are growing up we get bits of wisdom and support from the people raising us. Things like… “You can do anything you put your mind to” or “If you can dream it you can build it” When we are small we don’t really understand what is being said. We don’t grasp…

Read, Think, Act, Know

Stoicism is a philosophy for living your life to the best of your ability no matter your circumstances. The circumstances of our lives are hugely variable. Some people have it really bad, some people don’t. We can’t change the hand we were dealt. What we can do is control how we respond, how we act…

Quick Hits and a Thanksgiving Rally

Having a platform like The Friday Rally has been awesome. It is a place to get my thoughts down into something useful. Instead of thinking and forgetting then maybe remembering and forgetting again, my thoughts have a place to live. It is a place to go so I can see them, read them, and evaluate…

Our lightbulb moment

My thoughts and ideas last week were mainly centered around how beneficial exercise is to brain function and how that brain function can help you be successful in your career. However, running in the undercurrent of that post was the beginnings of a deeper discussion. A discussion about how we connect ideas to arrive at…

Exercise = Money: Secrets of the Rich and Successful

You all know that in recent months and years, I have cut the unnecessary out of my life. Unnecessary habits, unnecessary hobbies, unnecessary objects. I have tried hard to only focus on things that move me towards my goals. When people think deeply about hard topics or difficult ideas they sometimes get the “Ah Ha” moment. I…

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

If you read my previous post you know that I committed, publically, to reading 2500 books in my lifetime. I want to share the wisdom, or the lack of wisdom, from those books with you. It would be selfish to keep that information all to myself and not give it away. Hopefully, someday you will read…

Action Begets Everything

I can’t pinpoint the exact day, but one day within the last 6 months I began to feel something was pulling at me. I had felt it for a while but on that day, whenever that day was, it broke loose. It overtook most of my daily thoughts. It was a call. A call to…

Keeping Score

The road to achievement and success is a hard journey to choose. You have to consistently put in the work day after day. You have to make the next right decision time after time. It isn’t easy and there are no guarantees that you will ever make it. It is a choice that most people decline…