Going to bed with questions

Reading for a while before I hit the hay usually leads to a few questions rattling around my mind. Questions keep me up at night. Well, good questions do. Not necessarily existential questions of meaning, though those can make for some interesting thoughts and discussion. Rather, questions of possibility, questions of why and thoughts of…

climbing slides: scrambling out of mediocrity

“settling is no fun. it’s a malignant habit, a slippery slope that takes you to mediocrity.” – seth godin in tribes settling is not any fun, but it is definitely easy. easy is good, right? doesn’t take much out of me. doesn’t cost much in the short term. college was easy for me. i didn’t…

getting uncomfortable

try something new. something that’s a stretch. this week i’m at my parents’ house. my dad got in a bike wreck and is nursing a pelvis injury. so, i’ve traded the office and spreadsheets to be an assistant care taker this week. nothing major, just helping him up and down steps, into the car, up…

mediocrity fatigue

“life’s too short to fight the forces of change. life’s too short to hate what you do all day. life’s way too short to make mediocre stuff. and almost everything that’s standard is now viewed as mediocre. is there a difference between average and mediocre? not so much. average stuff is taken for granted, not…

ditching debt

debt is a part of our lives. especially for the middle class. borrow for college. borrow for a car. borrow for another car. borrow for braces. borrow for a new tv. 12 months at zero interest. it’s cheap money. interest rates are low. save 15% at banana republic when you open their credit card. save…

playing with questions

good questions unlock great conversation, but also open your mind to possibilities, to explore and to experience others. here are a few for us to interact with: what will you dare to dream? what would you do differently if you were to live without regret? what if there were no barriers to your success? why…

speak up

“put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice. hold back and you won’t. It’s that simple.” hugh macleod should i wait for the right opportunity? or does putting my whole self into my pursuit create the right opportunity? is it like the walk of faith scene in indiana jones and…