Stuck In a Job You Hate?

I had a cubicle job once. It was horrific. I’ve since concluded that cubicles were designed only because cages would not be tolerated in an office environment.  Like a criminal yielding themselves to the police, I had turned myself in to be housed in the confines of drab gray walls. I chose that course. I…

10 Ways to Master Mediocrity

Are you finding success overwhelming? Reaching too many goals? Is your rapid ascension to self actualization just not your thing? Are you looking for less out of life? Something safer, more predictable? Well, you’re not alone. I too have become tired of success and have found being a better version of myself rather lacking. I’ve…

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…

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…

padded walls: life in a cubicle

why are cubicle walls padded? life in a cubicle maze is enough to drive one insane. why make the extra effort to make the walls padded? doing so only reinforces a feeling of going mad. when’s the last time you were inspired hedged in by the gray pads of cubicle walls? I worked in a…