Late Starts

are still Starts. Don’t give up on the whole thing just ’cause you started a little later. Whether it’s your day, your business, your degree, whatever it is: A late start is still a start.

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The Business of Business

We think the business of business is the business of making money. That’s true, and most of business is that. But we can expand and simplify it down to saying that the business of business is the business of value. We exchange value with one another, whether that value is time, information, energy, motivation, healing, […]

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What’s Your Name?

It’s simple to ask, but does wonders to break the ice. I find myself doing this with every person I meet, because sometimes it’s most satisfying to break the ice when a person doesn’t expect you to. When you show interest in somebody who didn’t think they’d be of interest to you, it builds connections […]

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What YouTube was to me…

It was a time machine that I didn’t know I was building. I’ve been on YouTube for maybe a decade now, and it houses some of my proudest accomplishments and my greatest embarrassments. It’s where I explored my passions and expressed the precocious profundity of a teenager seeming to have figured life out. It’s where […]

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Framing Things Up

Your life can feel like a random assortment of events and interactions, especially if you self-describe it that way. When you’re a little lost, and not sure what everything is leading to, or what everything that happened is all supposed to mean, you may just need some time to frame things up. A heartbreak here […]

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Looking…

When we’re looking…we’re looking for someone outside of ourselves to validate us, to accept us, to take us in as we are. But as I’ve observed in quite a few people around me, sometimes the more you look, the less you find. Over time, the very process of looking starts to convince you that you’re […]

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Rules Help The Fun

Sometimes we get bogged down by structure, chains of command, procedures, and other forms of rules. Sometimes we think things might be better without them, but it only takes a few rounds of chaos to realize why rules exist. Unless there’s something that binds us together, some code by which we all can operate, some […]

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Physical Reaction Reaction

I recently found myself in a nervous state whenever I was completing a certain task. Generally, I might think to just stop the task, or take a break, or suffer through it until it was over. But this time, I decided to take a second, and notice what was happening to me physically. I was […]

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Analysis Paralysis

Definition: Thinking too much and doing too little (or nothing at all). Solution: Think a bit, do a bit, think about what you did, do a bit more or do something different. If you wait too long to decide, you’re giving the decision too much weight, and thus, what you think will make the decision […]

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