Asking for advice

Had a great conversation with my wife today about advice. I've been calling up a ton of real estate investors that I've been referred to via friends and family, or other contacts that I've made. I've learned a lot and had some great conversations, but I've also had a few conversations that were...
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Perseverance

A friend and I had an interesting discussion about perseverance today. Perseverance: persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. He pointed out that having perseverance in small matters is what allows us to have perseverance in larger ones. How we act in small matters is how we act in large matters. If...
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Why I write every day

Why do I write every day, even when I have nothing to say? It's nearly midnight tonight, and I just spent three hours driving back to Providence from Maine, after the end of our vacation, and here I am sitting at my desk writing. I haven't had any time to think today, so I...
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From my phone

I'm writing this post from my phone. That's the reason I chose Ghost as a content platform: no excuses....
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Rubiks cubes

My cousin learned to solve Rubiks cubes recently. While we were hanging out, somebody else picked up the cube started fiddling around with it. They solved one side and were proud of figuring that out, but my cousin pointed out that solving just one side wasn't enough to solve the whole thing. > "It's...
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I'm going to cut every post in half

I recently read a post by Steven Pressfield (author of The War of Art) called The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned [https://stevenpressfield.com/2009/10/writing-wednesdays-2-the-most-important-writing-lession-i-ever-learned/] . The main takeaway? Nobody wants to read your sh*t. So, starting with this post, I'm going to edit all my posts down to half length (yes, half) after I finish...
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How to get stuff done

> A journey of 10,000 steps begins with 9,999 steps. I named my car Success several years ago. That way, I nearly always have the keys to success in my pocket. On a more serious note, we all have goals, individually and shared. For a while, I had no idea how to accomplish mine,...
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Quick post

Just a quick post for today – it's getting rather late in the day. Unfortunately, I'm not too sure what to write about still, because it's been a busy day of goal setting and visualization and that all doesn't leave an awful lot of room for thinking about what post I could write. So...
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Kindling

There's a wood stove in the cabin we're staying in right now and we've had a couple of fires going a day. I say a couple, because I keep letting the fire we light in the morning die out by not feeding it more big logs once it's burnt through the first few...
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The alchemy of achievement

In my last post, I wrote about how standards and habits are important, not just goals. But how do you transmute goals into achievable habits and standards to be met? There are two tools which make up this alchemy of achievement: reverse engineering and inversion. Reverse engineering lets us derive simple, actionable, low-level goals from...
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Try-hard

So many things came at me today I don't even know where to start. I jumped in the river this morning for about half a second (though I did go all the way under!) and it was great, despite the 15° F temp. I came up with every excuse under the sun not...
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I'm at a cabin for a week, to think

Well, my "think week" has officially begun. We got here about an hour and a half ago, and it's been a whirlwind of getting set up and settling in since then. Everything is so much more complicated with a baby involved! Bringing his swing, play mat, clothes, changing station, etc. added a...
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