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…

I will do only what I can do

I have set only one New Year’s resolution in my entire life. I don’t remember the exact year but I think it was when I was about 26 or 27 years old. I always thought they were dumb and still do for the most part. If I was going to make a big life change…

You can’t have it all

I have recently been asking myself some big questions. The real big ones, like what do I want out of life, and who am I as a person? They are the questions, that when answered honestly, make us uncomfortable. Many people have asked these questions before me and many more people will ask themselves these…

Same Strategy, Different Tactics

One of the roles I am responsible for in my career is to solicit and onboard retirement plans. When a company has a 401k plan or some other retirement savings plan there is someone behind the scenes making sure that plan runs smoothly. That is one of the things we do. We help companies manage…

Race Season Wrap-UP!

Well, Triathlon season is over for me. I competed in 5 races this year. 3 were sprint races, one was an XTerra race and the last one was an Olympic distance race. I was very happy with my training, nutrition, and performance for every race all year. Let’s break it down. RACE 1 The first race of…

Free and Easy Down the Road I Go

We frequently discuss productivity and efficiency on The Friday Rally. Mainly because it is an awesome topic that when applied to our lives we are able to get more done and feel more fulfilled. I love the topic and I seek out and consume information every chance I get. Podcasts, articles, and books are all…