Category: Careers

I saw a therapist today for the first time

Yup, I went to a therapist today. First time ever. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been having very odd dreams where certain scenes and scenarios repeat themselves. There are certain buildings that I’ve never seen in real life popping up in dreams over and over again. I sometimes find myself in a vehicle on […]

A look back to 2017 and forward to 2018

At the beginning of this year, I didn’t make any resolutions like “lose 5 pounds” or “work out 3 times a week.” Rather, I just vowed to be more focused, disciplined, and consistent in work and life. Let’s see how I did, and what’s in store for 2018. Looking back to 2017 Focus For 2017, […]

The Two Sides of Ambition

The above quote is one of my favorite, because it is so true. Ambition is one of the most powerful motivators. The determination to succeed and win can drive you to great heights. Some of the most successful people in the world did not crush it right out of the gate. Vincent Van Gogh only sold […]

When quantity is better than quality

I believe that in many situations, quantity is more beneficial than quality. About a year and a half ago, I wrote an article titled “Quality vs. Quantity – which should you focus on?“, where I questioned whether quantity or quality is more important in marketing and startups. This argument clearly struck a chord, as that […]

“We’ll figure it out” means you probably won’t

I hear and use the phrase “we’ll figure it out” very often. And that usually means that whatever needs figuring out typically won’t be figured out. Whenever that phrase is spoken, the topic is usually something that isn’t that urgent nor important, so it gets deferred until a later time. Or it never gets talked about […]

More on Reps and Sets and doing little things everyday

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Reps and Sets – how repetition and making little improvements everyday can make a big impact in the long run. Recently, I was watching The Herd, a sports talk show with Colin Cowherd. I forget what the context of the sports conversation was, but Colin was making […]

Think for yourself

Don’t be contrarian. Be an independent thinker. Sometimes you’ll be right & sometimes you won’t, but at least you’re thinking for yourself. — Leo Polovets (@lpolovets) August 20, 2017   Venture capitalist Leo Polovets tweeted the above statement out a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t agree more. I know many people who are […]

Putting your life and career into perspective

Last weekend I returned from an amazing two-week family vacation in Thailand. This vacation allowed me to take time away from work (I didn’t even bring my laptop!), reflect on what’s going on in my life, and enjoy time with family. We spent a few days in Ko Samui, where my cousin got married in […]