The wisdom to know the difference

March 30, 2017 0
The Serenity Prayer is used by members of Alcoholics Anonymous and sometimes claimed by entrepreneurs as the “Entrepreneur’s Prayer”: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change…

What are you gonna do about it?

March 29, 2017 0
…is a powerful question. Marley Dias knows this. She’s 12 years old. Early last year, Marley was a elementary schooler reading a lot of books. But she started to notice that all the books they were…

It’s about the work

March 17, 2017 0
“I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat. I just got whooped. I had been in the state legislature for a long time, I was in the minority party, I wasn’t…

There’s no place like the present

March 15, 2017 0
To “live in the moment” is a cliche. But behind most cliches there is an element of truth. In Meditations, the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius suggests that the past and future are meaningless compared…

Motivation is overrated

March 15, 2017 0
People always think they lack the motivation to achieve goals. So they read motivation quotes, read motivational self-help books, listen to loud pump-up music, drink coffee and energy drinks, etc. Then they expect everything…

One well-crafted email…

March 13, 2017 0
…can not only win a negotiation, but can win respect. Yet that same well-crafted email might lose a negotiation, but win even more respect.…

Don’t cripple yourself with categorizing

March 10, 2017 0
Every day I have two lists: one is for things I consider to be priorities and the other is or everything else. How do I decide what gets put on the priority list? I…

How we create our own false dilemmas

March 8, 2017 0
False dilemmas are logical fallacies that are disguised as rational arguments. When it comes to problem solving, they obscure the alternatives. “Either A is true or B is true. If A is false, then…

The only thing that matters…

March 6, 2017 0
…is what what you do right here, right now. They might hire you because of your resume, but they are not investing in your past experience. They might listen to you because of what…

Finding money in luxury fashion consignment

March 3, 2017 0
Don’t try to find places where you can capitalize on an existing market, but where you can create a new market where there wasn’t one before. “Finding money” that otherwise wouldn’t be there. RealReal is a luxury…

Justification

March 1, 2017 0
What good things do we fight against solely because we need to justify the path we’ve taken? What beliefs do we cling to because they justify the work we’ve put into something? How much…