Category: Life

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 […]

Where do you get your energy from?

I recently listened to an episode of The Growth Show podcast and the guest was Noah Kagan, CEO of and AppSumo. The episode was primarily about how Noah was continually learning new skills and how he went about doing so. A lot of that learning advice was valuable, but the one thing that stuck […]

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 […]

Reps and Sets

I interviewed David Cancel, Co-founder and CEO of Drift, for my podcast a while ago. Drift just raised $32 million from top-tier investors, and he has started 5 companies. The guy knows what he’s doing. One of the things he always talks about is “reps and sets.” Reps & Sets. The simple secret that most avoid. […]

Lessons learned from Isaiah Thomas’ letter to Boston after being traded

Even if you’re not an NBA or sports fan, I think this story is something you’ll appreciate. Isaiah Thomas is the former point guard for the Boston Celtics and was recently traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He recently penned a heartfelt letter on The Players’ Tribune telling how it all went down, how devastated he was, […]

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 […]