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The worse job in the world

This man’s job is to dive into a hole of sludge and claw out blockages of liquid filth with his bare hands in the sewers of Bangladesh. I’ve written a lot about automation but looking at the comments on…


2 people walk out of a theater

One thought the movie was great. The other thought the movie was horrible. We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. The only reality you can be sure about is your own perception. A…


The best thing to answer kids with questions

My daughter just turned six and she asks a lot of questions. I love it because I get a glimpse at human nature with all its innocence. The other day she asked me what the name of that dinosaur…


Another victim of automation

I went snowboarding a few days ago and as I approach the chairlift I was surprised that the person that used to be there to look over the passes has been replaced with a gated unit with a sensor…


Happiness is Not Excitement

The man sitting at the slot machine gets a lot of excitement when the lights and sounds go off but is he filled with joy? Not likely. We often mistake happiness for excitement. Yet happiness is more like joy.…


Weird is Good

Think of yourself as a marketing niche. There will be a lot of people who like that niche, and there will be people who don’t. And no matter what you do, you won’t be able to make the entire…

creates don't consume

Passion Creates, Addiction Consumes

The average person is on Facebook 50 minutes a day not including other social media channels. The stats show that the average person also watches 2.5 hours of TV per day. So I’m being conservative when I say we’re…


4 mantras to a happy relationship

When Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh was asked the secret to a happy relationship, this was his response: Look at your partner in the eyes and say: 1. Darling I’m here for you 2. Darling I know…


Want to change the world? Start with yourself

I used to ask my team of personal trainers what clients they were having trouble getting results with. Often one trainer would say that they’re having trouble getting some of their clients to eat healthy. When I asked the…


Set Habits Instead of Goals

The problem with goal setting is that you don’t have full control over the outcome. Instead focus on what is in your control – your daily habits. Instead of losing 20lbs, commit to showing up for your workout everyday.…


Plastic Flowers

You can never really love plastic flowers. They’re too strong. The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility. Something to ponder.…


Merry Christmas

Every day I get to express my thoughts on this blog. I’m so grateful for all of you who tune in. Enjoy this special time with family and friends.…