I have seen dozens of ‘why you should lift weights’ articles. Most of them felt like beating a dead horse. I hope this is something new. There are two stages to lifting weights. When you start lifting weights, it’s almost always because you want to look better physically. Be more muscular, get girls, be intimidating.
If you’ve ever seen the tv show ‘Dexter’, you noticed that there were a ton of voice-overs. Almost every scene, actually. Why? Because Dexter kills people, something we know you shouldn’t do. The producers of the show knew that we would never believe or empathize with him. The whole time you’d just be asking yourself:
Earlier today I was walking on a pedestrian path, passing people walking dogs, kids in strollers, families on bikes. A little weiner dog was running towards me, and someone shouted it was running away (I thought it might be a well trained dog owned by the girl running near it), so I scooped him up. The man who
When you run a business, there’s only two ways to do it. But, of course, I’m not actually talking about business. Type 1 – Makers Do as much as you can to give as much value as possible for your customers. Give away free work. Solve problems they didn’t know they had. Be honest about your
Longest drive I’ve ever done was 11 hours, going across a good chunk of the country. It was a vacation, so I was excited, and even though every mile looked like the last, I didn’t mind the drive. When I had my last job, I had a 20 minute commute. Not bad, all things considered.
I’ve read a few posts people have written about why owning a house, to live in yourself, isn’t a good idea. This is not just ‘not a good idea’: owning a house is the worst financial decision a family can make. Some cultures force-feed girls. Some cultures cut hands off thieves. Our culture tells people it’s
When I was (predictably) laid off from my last job, there was a problem: money would stop going into my bank account. Now this could be a pretty serious problem. “Everyone needs money. That’s why they call it money.” – Heist How do most people solve this problem? Freak the geek out. How did I solve this?
There’s a lot of things that were wrong with my life, but I didn’t even know that there was a problem. If you can’t speak out loud what your problem is, it shows up by you feeling uncomfortable. If you’ve ever noticed feeling uncomfortable in your apartment or house, but you’re unable to pinpoint exactly
FedEx, you know about them. You use them to ship stuff. But you probably don’t know the history and how close they were to death. Every successful business has points where you can lie down and die. The business just goes under. (But of course, we’re not talking about businesses here.) “Times are tough!” “It’s
When I was really young, I was really good friends with my neighbor who lived a few doors down. The kind of friends where if his mom said he couldn’t play before 9, at 8:59 I’m sitting on his doorstep. I haven’t spoken to him in more than a decade. What changed? I became a