It happens to all of us at some point. We get over the initial enthusiasm about learning something new because of our learning plateaus. You make the most amount of progress on a skill when … Continue reading Cresting the learning plateau.
A few years ago, my parents visited Ireland. My dad’s side of the family came from the Emerald Isle, and he was excited to go back and see some of those villages. Unfortunately, they did … Continue reading Spark your imagination with travel.
When I first read Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Workweek, like many of us, I was blown away by the simplicity of the concept and the idea that someone was giving me permission to break out of … Continue reading Getting it done. Your way.
It’s been a little over a month since I returned from ThrillerFest and I can honestly say it was one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever done in my life. When I first thought … Continue reading Be like everyone else but different.
It starts with sleep. I wake up feeling tired, my energy low through most of the day, and all I can think about is when I can crawl back into bed again. My thoughts drift … Continue reading Is this anxiety or depression?
He’s headless. I’d seen the bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Cleveland Museum of Art dozens of times over the years. I’m sure I’d even read the placard at the base of the statue. … Continue reading Marcus Aurelieus has lost his head.
It happens more often than I’d like to admit. I’m cruising along, crushing my word count or working on a really exciting part of my business when I get blindsided by something unexpected. It can … Continue reading Working through the distractions.
My mother is usually the one who reminds my wife when it’s our wedding anniversary. Our daughter will make our birthday cards on our birthdays, which will come as a surprise to us. My wife … Continue reading I couldn’t even get rejected.
I had one of those moments recently. One that makes you pause and think, one that hits you right in the chest with a mix of emotional responses. “I learned from him,” Chris said, pointing … Continue reading More bridges, fewer walls.
It’s not easy to leave the cave. It can be dark, comfortable, routine. There are no surprises, nothing unexpected. A few months ago, I left my cave multiple times. I co-hosted Rock Apocalypse in Cleveland … Continue reading Making friends.