Motivation

Seek Reward and Joy, Not Deprivation

Seek Reward and Joy, Not Deprivation

We all have Habits we don’t like that we want to break Habits we think we’ll like that we want to start Foods we want to avoid Foods we want to eat more of Skills we want to learn All sorts of things we want to change about our lives…

How To Do The Things You Dream Of

How To Do The Things You Dream Of

People look at my bio or hear about the things I do and ask how I do them—visiting North Korea (twice), running marathons, working with Nobel Prize winners, getting a PhD, getting an MBA, starting companies, and so on.

The 3 Most Important Skills If You Want to Be a Leader

The 3 Most Important Skills If You Want to Be a Leader

Leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders. ~Tom Peters The success of any organization is contingent on the effectiveness of good managers and good leaders. The difference between managers and leaders is that leaders provide direction, inspiration, encouragement, and discipline; and they are very good at developing their team members. In the meantime, managers maintain the course and execute…

An Entrepreneur Takes on the World of Finance

An Entrepreneur Takes on the World of Finance

I came from a small coal mining town and from a long line of coal miners. In fact, my father, both grandfathers and all great-grandfathers worked at the local coal mine. So growing up, it felt like my family history was staring me in the face, daring me to try something different.