Is It Worth It?

Last year I began following the “Impossible” blog of Joel Runyon. If you’re not familiar, his story is a great case study in personal branding and building a following online. One of the items on his list of “impossible” things to do was get 6-pack abs. He posted before and after pictures and described his … Read more

4 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Side Hustle

I believe everyone needs a side hustle. Something you do outside your job to keep life interesting, keep your mind sharp, and maybe even earn some extra income. My First Side Hustle After college, I moved across the country and initially didn’t know very many people in my new city. To keep myself busy, I decided I … Read more

The Bucket of Crabs Theory

Have you heard to the bucket of crabs theory? I first heard of this a couple weeks ago. It states that if there are several crabs in a bucket, and one tries to climb out, the others will pull him back down. Not having access to a team of live crabs to test this on, … Read more

On Life as an Experiment

Whether consciously or subconsciously, we conduct experiments everyday in our lives. Taking a new route to work. Trying out a new recipe. Trying out a new business idea. “The Lens of Experimentation” The benefit of looking at decisions through this lens of “experimentation” lessens the perceived risk of failure. Why is that important? In general, … Read more

Best Job Ever: College Works Painting

College Works Painting was the best job ever. And also some of the most crazy stressful and rewarding and humbling work I’ve ever done. The Internship College Works runs a student summer “internship” program at colleges around country. They teach students the basics of running a residential exterior house painting company, where the kids are … Read more

Push-Ups to Failure

For the past month I’ve been doing a little experiment.  Each day I would do a set of push-ups until I couldn’t do any more.  Push-ups to failure, I called it. On day 1, I only could muster up a mere 27 push ups. By day 30, I was up to 72, a 267% improvement! … Read more

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