Personal Goals 2017

My Personal Goals for 2017

There’s magic in having a goal. I believe I realized this truth playing sports in high school. Sometime early in my high school sports career I was asked to write down one goal and seal it in an envelope. At the end of my last season, I was given the sealed envelop. I knew exactly what was on that envelope. …

fatherhood (drew and son, Ford)

Jack of all trades

I’ve never been one for specialization.  I get bored.  The most fascinating people I know, are good at many things. A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, …

Yelp.com lies and so should you!

I use yelp.com a lot.  I look up restaurants, service providers, hotels and much more nearly every day.  Looking for a place in a new city to grab a bite?  Directions to that restaurant you made a reservation weeks ago?  Yelp is a great tool for consumers.  It democratizes the food scene, it sheds light on poor service and keeps …

Stupid Financial Mistakes I’ve Made ($4,800 in gym fees + 3 more)

Yup, sometimes even I am stupid.  In fact, maybe I is more stupider than you (grammatical errors done on purpose…I’m not that stupid).  I’ve made some very simple, yet costly mistakes.  The problem is they are completely avoidable.  Though, no one ever talks about it, these mistakes are all too common.   Here’s a list of just a handful of …

Sweat the Small Stuff

What is it about human nature that makes us want to solve big problems with big solutions. If the solution isn’t complicated, difficult and insanely expensive – it can’t possibly work. Rory Sutherland, spoke at a TED event about “Sweating the Small Stuff” (guess where I got my title from). He said that the EuroStar, the train that takes you …