Long time no write! I still want to write more but it’s tough to convince myself it’s worth the time most days. My goal is still to be as brief and unfiltered as I can allow myself to get away with for a public post that probably no one will read =) Leadership, crytocurrency and […]Read more "Pondering: Leadership, Cryptocurrency, the Universe"
In no particular order: Developing relationships The iPhone Expressing thoughts Consuming knowledge Psychedelics Challenges and conflictsRead more "Stuff that expanded my mind"
I’ve never questioned the importance of learning, but only in recent years have I realized how urgent it is. In many ways, learning is like saving for retirement. A young man won’t consider retirement much but is told of its importance early. He may not realize just how important it is until his youth is gone and he […]Read more "Learning is urgent"
I believe that the mark of a great quote is that it will be immediately relevant when you first hear of it as a kid (or in general when you have a shallow understanding of it) but gains increasing relevance as you grow wiser (and have a deeper appreciation for it). Practice makes perfect is […]Read more "Practice makes perfect"
I briefly considered making the title of this post moderation in all things but then stopped myself because that’s not moderate. Throughout my life, my mom has often advised me to take things in moderation and try to find the right balance. This usually happens when I excitedly tell her about some new exciting thing I’m going to try […]Read more "Moderation in most things"
I just finished listening to Extreme ownership, and it might just be the best book on leadership I ever consumed. I found out about this book through a Tim Ferris podcast episode where he interviewed Jocko Willink (one of the authors). While I was initially skeptical that a couple of navy SEAL officers could write a book on leadership that would be relevant for […]Read more "Book Review: Extreme Ownership"
Asking the right questions is an important skill fundamental to critical thinking and effective communication. I’ve come to realize that it’s not only a useful skill externally (in dealing with others) but also very useful internally (in thinking for myself). One question I find myself asking increasingly more often is what are you optimizing for?Read more "What are you optimizing for?"
Writing more is one of those goals that slowly materialized for me nearing the end of last year to the beginning of this year. It really hit home to me during the annual review period at work earlier this year when I had to struggle through writing many peer, direct report, self and upward reviews. More recently, I was encouraged […]Read more "Goal: Write more"
For Q1 update, I’m going to focus on fitness because it’s the easiest one to talk about and probably the most measurable of my goals. I have a scale and a blood pressure monitor and I’ve been taking measurements once a week, usually on the Sunday morning when I get up. I’m a firm believer that […]Read more "Measure it, and it will improve"
One of the book series I really enjoyed this year is the ‘Lightbringer‘ series by Brent Weeks. In the fictional Lightbringer world, people who wield power/magic die faster with its use. The main character Gavin is known as the “Prism”, who is the most powerful person in the world – but he has only seven […]Read more "Seven years, seven goals"