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People on the Same Mission.

Show me your friends and ill show you your future. -Albanian ProverbThe people you keep in your circle, the tribes you belong to, will impact your future more than any action you personally take. Don't believe me? In the book, Atomic Habits, James Clear points to a study of the

People on the Same Mission.
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Don't Play With This Opportunity

I was born in communism; I lived in poverty for the first ten years of my life. Then, at ten, my parents moved me to the hood. Where I once again lived in poverty for the following ten years. The thing is, the hood is pretty bad; crime rates are

Don't Play With This Opportunity
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When Writing, Do Repeat Yourself.

I try to go to church a few times a year. When I go there I've realized they keep saying the same thing over and over. For a few thousand years now, religions retell the same stories, the same parables, teach us the same lessons, and tweak a few words

When Writing, Do Repeat Yourself.
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Life is a Multiplayer Game.

If our life was a video game, the default mode for our lives would be single-player. We see the world from our eyes; everything that happens to us is incredibly important. Everything that happens to everyone else we need to understand via some mode of communication, and therefore it can

Life is a Multiplayer Game.
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Stamina is Underrated.

Stamina might be the most underrated attribute to succeed in life. You might've watched that Rockie movie where Rockie took on Ivan Drogo; in that fight, Rockie took a pounding. That fight is a great metaphor for what life is really like. It punches us in the face over and

Stamina is Underrated.
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The Avalanche of Doing Things.

Doing one thing in public seems to lead to doing even more things in our lives. It's the old one thing leads to another cliché. I started writing a few months back as part of the Ship 30 essays in 30 days challenge, leading me to write a newsletter each

The Avalanche of Doing Things.
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The Importance of Hard Things

I enjoy doing hard things with solid periods of rest in between. Hard is relevant, but objectively some things are harder than others. I learned that the harder the thing, the fewer the people that want to do it. The fewer the people who want to do it, the more

The Importance of Hard Things
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The thing about advice: An anti-advice essay.

The internet has blessed us with more advice than we've ever had to improve on anything we want to improve on. Yet the majority of it is garbage. There are millions of articles, thousands of books and courses on how to write well online yet most of it is useless.

The thing about advice: An anti-advice essay.
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Single Points of Failure in our Lives

If you've watched Star Wars, you'll know that the Death Star had a fatal weakness in its design. If a proton torpedo hits an exact spot in the Death Stars trenches, a chain reaction will occur that would wipe out the entire planet-sized, planet-destroying ship. In my industry, that's known

Single Points of Failure in our Lives
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Why I am Reinventing myself again.

I've continually reinvented myself long before I had to. I grew up in poverty and I always felt that monster chasing me. But if there is one thing that I have seen repeatedly, it's people get comfortable and complacent with their situations and falsely believe the monster will never catch

Why I am Reinventing myself again.