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No Regrets

October 22nd, 2011. Five years. It’s been five years since my dad passed away from ALS. Each year on the anniversary has brought about a new set of thoughts. The overarching theme of the past 5 years is that grief doesn’t have an expiration date or a schedule. Today, on[…]

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Shut Your Mouth and Push The Baby Out

I learned a valuable lesson about talk and action during the birth of our first child. Like any new parents, we had done as much as we could to prepare for the birth of our daughter. We’d gone to the classes, done the stretches, ate well, hydrated, and rehearsed what[…]

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Do Hard Things

Recently, I listened to Antifragile by Nassim Taleb on Audible. It was recommended to me by a friend with the thought, “You already do half this stuff, but you’d be interested to hear what he has to say.” I listened without really asking what he’d meant by that. Ice baths, mud[…]

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Why I Left a Perfectly Good Job (again)

This past week I resigned from my job. I was 6-months in, and by all outward appearances, was doing really good. I had excellent benefits, a lucrative compensation package, the ability to often work from home, and a great team at my side to support me. I had a better-than-average[…]

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On Facing Criticism

In the midst of pounding out some meaningful work recently, I’ve come across criticism of various sorts. The following excerpt from this Reddit post has been helpful. (I’m sharing it here because I’m not sure everyone who reads this website also reads Reddit) Author Dan Brown on Criticism The question[…]

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Lessons from Ahhhhnold

I’ve just finished listening to the audiobook version of Total Recall – My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Wow. Not only is it very entertaining to listen to Arnold read the first and last few chapters, but I learned quite a lot from this incredible guy. I was under the[…]

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