Why does the Friday Rally suck so bad?

Inconsistent Lazy Not committed These are some of the attributes that I have displayed when trying to write Friday Rally posts lately. There is no excuse for lapsing on my efforts. The truth is I have prioritized other tasks in my life over posting a weekly article. I hate when people say they don’t have…

An Ascetic Life

I recently learned a new word and it has been stuck in my brain for weeks. I don’t believe I knew the word before I read it in a book. The book is Titan, a biography of John D. Rockefeller, the richest man the modern world has ever seen. The word is ASCETIC. Its meaning most…

Dominate 2018

The new year always brings talks of a New Year’s resolution. To make a resolution or not to make one. One side of the conversations loves them, the other side does not. The one thing that can be agreed upon is that the new year can be a catalyst for change. If things are going…

Read to Read, Read to Learn

I don’t know when humanity began to read but in my mind, it is the greatest innovation in all of history. The capacity to put thoughts down on the page and then to share those thoughts is remarkable. Reading gave us the means to store information and spread our ideas throughout the world. It amazes me that…

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…