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…

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…