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Build Focus with Roosevelt Dashes

Deep and focused work allows for more productivity. Try using Roosevelt Dashes to channel your energy and accomplish your tasks.

October 23, 2017. 3 min read. Goals. 0 Comments.

Looking back at Theodore Roosevelt’s 60 years of activity, it’s easy to see him as larger than life. In that time he went to Colombia Law and Harvard, fought in the Spanish American War as a Colonel, was governor of New York and became the youngest president ever at 42 after McKinley was assassinated. Somehow in that time, he was also able to write 40 published books! One of the reasons for his productivity is now famous Roosevelt Dashes. Continue Reading…

My Failure Resume: A Story of 22 Failures Over 18 years

Have you created things that just never took off? I know I have – ideas that were great in my but never got traction. Here's my failure resume of them all.

October 18, 2017. 10 min read. Mindfulness, Personal. 5 Comments.

A few weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast episode where Pete from Do You Even Blog was talking about his failure resume. I loved this one. Hearing about the struggles people face to get to where they are is so humbling and humanizing – showing how much hard work it takes to get to where we are today.

I’ve seriously enjoyed writing on Minafi the last 4 months (which is how long I’m considering the site has been active for). It’s been one of the only times I’ve worked on a personal project that’s actually been viewed by other people, which just motivates me even more. In my career of side projects Minafi is an outlier; something I’ve stuck with long enough to be fun and get input on how to make it better. Continue Reading…

Minimal Hurricane Preparation

Earlier this year, we were hit by Hurricane Irma. This got us thinking a lot about hurricane preparation while making mindful consumption choices.

October 16, 2017. 4 min read. Minimalism, Personal. 13 Comments.

A few weeks ago, we were hit by Hurricane Irma here in Orlando. For some storms, you’ll have up to a week to do all of your hurricane preparation, but it could be drastically less for other disasters. Recently hearing about the fires in California, and the sudden evacuation some faced, caused me to reflect on what our evacuation plan would look like. What are we prepared for today? Continue Reading…

Seeking Mentors

Some of the times in my life where I've made progress the fastest was when I had mentors. Here are a few of the areas where others guidance has had a huge impact on me.

October 13, 2017. 4 min read. Mindfulness, Personal. 1 Comment.

I sometimes forget to look for mentors in an area I need help in – instead favoring books and learning myself. I know this to be something that can limit my progress forward on an area and one that I could stand to grow in. It occurred to me how many tips I could take and also how many mentors I’ve sought out in the past few years.

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When Are You On Autopilot and Not In the Moment

If you were to walk through your day from the moment you wake up to when you fall asleep, are there times where you are on auto-pilot and not in the moment?

October 11, 2017. 2 min read. Mindfulness, Personal. 3 Comments.

Are there times in your life when you are not in the moment and mindful of your surroundings? Parts of your daily routine where you let your mind drift away and wander? Areas of your day where you aren’t aware are low hanging fruit to improve and be more mindful. Continue Reading…

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Why I Don’t Blog Anonymously

Blogging about investing hits on very personal numbers that are sometimes considered taboo to discuss. I went back and forth on whether to be anonymous for this blog before eventually opting to blog as myself.

September 13, 2017. 2 min read.
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