Every day is day one

In his book Invent and Wander: The Collection of Writings of Jeff Bezos, Jeff has a habit of doubling down on the idea that you should constantly be excited about your business in the same way that you were on the first day. You need to maintain your desire to be successful. Always approach each…

That quick reply

Whenever you're about to type a quick answer to a question that seems to be emotional, take a moment. Give it some time. If you have to, sleep on it. The answer will be better the next day.

Wasted writing

To be honest, I'm not sure if it even exists. It's true that some writers are terrible. Some writings are best kept private. Lazy writing, mediocre writing, timid writing, lowest common denominator writing, rushed writing, uninspired writing, and so on and so forth are all examples of poor writing. To what extent, though, are any…

Interesting, please tell me more

What's your attitude when a friend shares something personal with you? Is it something along the lines of: "yes, me too, let me tell you my take on that story?" or is your response: "interesting, please tell me more." Both of these are essential responses. The majority of us lean more toward either of these…

Tell your story

A kid selling lemonade on the street has a far different vibe than a vending machine selling the same thing. In cases where two otherwise identical products are being sold, it is the story that ultimately wins over consumers. Once you hear a story, you will never forget it. As a result, when I meet…

I don’t have anything to wear

I don't have anything to wear.... even though I'm standing in front of a closet full of clothes. The reality is that we have a lot of clothing… Simply put, we only use this phrase when none of our choices appeals to us. The question now is, what should we do next? The answer: Shopping.…

Buridan’s Ass to Decision Making

A donkey is stuck in the middle of the road trying to decide to go left and eat the hay pile 1 or go right and eat the hay pile 2, both equally attractive choices. In trying to decide, the donkey wastes all his time and dies of hunger. This paradox is called Buridan's Ass.…

The first goal of a teacher

The first goal of the teacher in any subject is to connect with the students and spark an interest in the subject rather than impart knowledge. When there is no connection, teaching becomes difficult. The finest education begins with careful consideration, infectious excitement, and positive reinforcement. Ps: This is true not only in the realm…

Personality vs. Knowledge

If you have all the knowledge, but no personality, you are a specialist. If you have all the personality, but no knowledge, you are a Kardashian. So a question for you to consider at this point in your career is this: Are you currently the dusty professor or the curvy Kardashian? They exist at opposing…

Being kind

“My grandfather looked at me, and after a bit of silence, he gently and calmly said, “Jeff, one day you’ll understand that it’s harder to be kind than clever.” ― Jeff Bezos, Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos <----- One of my favourite books Be kind. It’s what I say to myself…