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Don’t Be a Dick

Don’t Be a Dick

[Drama vs Reputation] Pardon my vulgar language, I guess I could have also said don’t be a “egomaniac” or “drama queen” or “self-absorbed narcissist.”  However, there no point in censoring the truth. We all know and have worked with someone like this....
Spinning Wheel of Death

Spinning Wheel of Death

[Reliable vs Unreliable] “NOOOOO! Not now. Not now.” “Don’t do this. Please, don’t do this.” “Come on! Please!!!” Those were my exact words as I looked at the Spinning Wheel of Death on my computer. I’d worked the previous 2 hours on an...
Agent Hunting Season

Agent Hunting Season

I grew up in Alaska, and hunting is a part of life up there. In America, every September-December is hunting season, when hunters (hopefully) set out with the core mission of filling their freezers to feed their families. Hunting for food is an honorable job, so long...
I was lost for 5 hours

I was lost for 5 hours

We’ve all experienced it. That state when our mind finds complete focus. Time disappears, hunger pains are non-existent, worldly troubles are far from your mind. You are in a state of “FLOW”, and you do your best work during these times. I had a moment...
Crush It. At Work vs. At Home

Crush It. At Work vs. At Home

I first learned about Gary Vaynerchuk not long before he published his first book called “Crush it.” Since then, I’ve been a fan and have watched him grow a media empire from scratch. He is an amazing speaker. He captivates audiences all over the world with Keynote...
No Wind In My Sail

No Wind In My Sail

Frickin’ pull-ups. They are so damn demoralizing. Sometimes I really despise that bar. I’ve been swearing at it a lot lately, talking to it like it’s some sort of evil beast I must defeat. But this past week, I feel like the bar has done nothing but defeat me. Two...