My first version of this blog post was to pit PAX West, my favorite conference, versus the simultaneous Burning Man Festival, which I’ve been curious about but unable to attend. Yet this seems distasteful to me now that there has been a suicide there. I have no desire to take down Burning Man, to kick… Continue reading Five Lessons of PAX and Burning Man
Category: Life Tips
It’s Okay to Suck if You’re a Team Player – My Lessons from Rocket League
Happy Week 21! How’s your Summer? It just got started, so of course, when the sun comes out, I close the blinds and do the same thing I always do (when not writing) – play a team-based car soccer video game with my sons, aka Rocket League! For those not familiar with this video game, first… Continue reading It’s Okay to Suck if You’re a Team Player – My Lessons from Rocket League
6 Tips for Dads of Daughters who Date
Gentlemen, it’s not easy what I’m about to tell you. I don’t have any solutions to the fact that our daughters are going to date, and in general, they’re going to date men. For those differently inclined I don’t mean to leave you out, but I must speak from experience, and in mine, it’s boys… Continue reading 6 Tips for Dads of Daughters who Date
Use SCARF This Summer – Making Change Work for You using Brain Science
Happy Week 20, Dear Readers! Despite the name of this blog, sometimes I do get unhappy and rarely do I feel that wisdom is going to help me when I am indeed unhappy. The last thing I want is some schmuck trying to spout wisdom when all I want to do is punch someone in… Continue reading Use SCARF This Summer – Making Change Work for You using Brain Science
How to Build Courage – Week 18 Update
You will never do anything In this world without courage It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor – Aristotle I’ve been thinking a lot recently about courage. There’s a good deal of life-changing going on around me. New job opportunities, kids graduating into the world, traveling the… Continue reading How to Build Courage – Week 18 Update
Feedback – The Four Types of Feedback and How To Deal with Each
Happy Week 12! Say goodbye to March and its Madness. For this week’s update, we discuss the importance of feedback. Without high quality feedback a person will simply not grow. Adaptation cannot occur in its absence, regardless if you’re a person or an ecosystem. For people trying to improve themselves it is a must understand… Continue reading Feedback – The Four Types of Feedback and How To Deal with Each
Why is March Madness so Compelling (and why should it matter to you)?
I have to admit it – I’m not a big basketball guy. Where I grew up, there wasn’t a lot of fandom, since most of us were Yankee fans, and then maybe Giants or Jets ( eventually resolving to Steelers for me), and the NBA was a distant concern. That is until I discovered March… Continue reading Why is March Madness so Compelling (and why should it matter to you)?
What is the most dangerous word in the English language?
Happy Week 11 folks! Quick quiz! How many of these statements have you thought or said this year? I should be making more money I should have chosen a different major in college I should have gotten married sooner/later I should have gotten a dog I should be better at this by now Life… Continue reading What is the most dangerous word in the English language?
Week 9 Inspiration – The Best Task Management App To Date
The smartphone has taken over the world. According to the Pew institute, 77% of the U.S. Population have smartphones. I wonder if in the near future we’ll simply drop the “smart” part of that, and the default will be phones with Internet and camera features. Seems inevitable, and with it, the concept of task management… Continue reading Week 9 Inspiration – The Best Task Management App To Date
Week 08 – Introducing SparcCards
Hello Gentle Readers to Week 8! We’ve got a nice surprise for you this week, another tool to help make the journey a bit more fruitful – SparcCards. SparcCards are the latest tool we’ve developed to help you connect techniques that are proven to make life more fulfilling in an easy to read synopsis. Think of… Continue reading Week 08 – Introducing SparcCards