My last post is from January 22, 2021. From one day to the next, I went from
posting every day like clockwork to total radio silence. Over the past year, I
spent a while wondering why I stopped. Well (obviously), I'm writing again – and
I think I know what happened.
At the beginning...Read more →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...Read more →A friend and I had an interesting discussion about perseverance today.
Perseverance: persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in
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...Read more →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...Read more →I'm writing this post from my phone. That's the reason I chose Ghost as a
content platform: no excuses....Read more →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...Read more →I recently read a post by Steven Pressfield (author of The War of Art) called
The Most Important Writing Lesson 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...Read more →> 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,...Read more →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...Read more →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...Read more →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
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...Read more →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...Read more →