Hack Success By Building Systems

In 2019, the fitness tracking app Strava documented and studied over 800 million user activities and found that most people quit their New Year’s fitness resolutions by January 19th. January 19th has thus been dubbed “quitters day.” In an article for inc.com, Marcel Schwantes writes that 91% of us won’t achieve our New Years resolutions.Continue reading “Hack Success By Building Systems”

5 Questions I Always Ask In An Interview

When interviewing potential employees I want to get much deeper than previous job experience and strengths and weaknesses. Over the past five years I have constantly modified the questions I ask and also how I ask them. Listening to Tim Ferriss discuss interview questions for his podcast has helped me better design questions to elicitContinue reading “5 Questions I Always Ask In An Interview”

The Environment of Improvement: People

I try to read equal amounts of fiction and non-fiction. Usually, I end up tipping the scales more in the non-fiction direction because I love learning from real world experiences. But fiction can provide equally important lessons. In the New York Times best selling novel Euphoria by Lily King, one such moment made me reflectContinue reading “The Environment of Improvement: People”

Precrastination

How often do you put off important tasks? We all know the dangers of procrastination; doing something, or nothing, to put off doing an important task. But potentially even more dangerous than procrastination is precrastination. I first heard this term reading the book Start Now, Get Perfect Later by Rob Moore. Moore describes precrastination asContinue reading “Precrastination”

10 Ways To Give Yourself An Advantage In Succeeding

No matter how smart you are, how fast you are, or how skilled you are, there is someone out there who is smarter, faster, and more skilled. This is no reason to despair. Great things are often done by people who are in the right place at the right time and have enough passion toContinue reading “10 Ways To Give Yourself An Advantage In Succeeding”

Fix It Before It’s Broken

Hour to hour, day to day, and month to month, you are changing. Whether you realize it or not, every seemingly insignificant decision, human interaction, choice of food, or thought pattern is a small building block that, when multiplied over time, has the potential to form the habits and patterns which will define your life.Continue reading “Fix It Before It’s Broken”