Does Minimalism Work?

Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash If you’ve seen Matt D’Avella’s documentary on Netflix called “The Minimalists,” you’ll know what I mean by minimalism. It’s the idea that if you have less stuff, you’re going to be...
The Difference Between A Good Work Ethic and A Workaholic

The Difference Between A Good Work Ethic and A Workaholic

Photo by Jordan Whitfield on Unsplash What is the difference between have a good work ethic and being a workaholic? For years, I’ve been proud of my work ethic. I’ve sacrificed, I’ve worked 100 hour weeks, and I’ve always asked myself...

Read This If You Want Your Job To Make You Happy

Photo by Robert Collins on Unsplash I have really bad news. But first, I’m going to tell you a quick story. When I was in college, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do after graduation. I pulled a few graduate students together, into a panel, and asked...

The Fastest Way To An Idea

The bar is low. Most people are boring, uncreative, and have a hard time thinking of others’ needs. But not you. You work harder than that. You can go out of your way to make someone feel welcome. You can go out of your way to stand out. You can go out of your...

Why The Grumpiest Person Is Your Best Friend

“Who is your grumpiest, most irritable, most frustratingly difficult IT guy?” “Can you introduce me to him?” Sounds crazy, but let me tell you why I wanted to meet this person so much. I was running a software development team at the time. We...