“A pro views her work as craft, not art. Not because she believes art is devoid of a mystical dimension. On the contrary. She understands that all creative endeavor is holy, but she doesn't dwell on it. She knows if she thinks about that too much, it will paralyze her. So she concentrates on technique. … Continue reading A Professional Demystifies
It's been around 10 or 12 years since I've communicated with my nephew who lives in Florida. My family is like that though. I'm the youngest of five, and we all love each other, as siblings normally do, but we don't talk or see each other very often. When we are together we catch up … Continue reading Reconnecting
This is a good read to help understand personal evolution and learning how to keep progressing as a human as nature intended. What is nature's purpose? The struggle of life. It's all around us every single day, no matter if we live in the Outback or Manhattan. Our purpose is to struggle and survive, to … Continue reading Evolving
Why do humans procrastinate? More specifically, why do I procrastinate? I've read several books and many articles about procrastination and how to beat it, but I still catch myself procrastinating far too regularly. In fact, I can distract myself effortlessly and leave important tasks unfinished as I peruse headlines, skim social media, get pulled into … Continue reading Why Do I Procrastinate?
I ask five questions of people who have influenced me, or people that I admire, to find out a little more about them. I try to make the questions simple to allow the person answering them as much latitude as possible in their responses. It's very much in the Tim Ferriss "Tribe Of Mentors" line … Continue reading Five Questions – Andres Varela
This book was published in 2017, and was written by Jocko Willink, who is a former Navy Seal and now a successful writer and podcaster. He's one intense human being as you can glean from the cover of his book. He's pretty much black and white on all things. Discipline Equals Freedom reminds me in … Continue reading Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual
We all have innate talents and abilities, most of us have educations, and we also have our life experiences. All of these things contribute to what type of person we are or will become. All of them combine to form what we know, what we've learned, or who we are at any moment in time. … Continue reading Adaptability Is The Most Important Skill