Stress is the secret sauce to personal growth

It’s time to get uncomfortable. The largest gains in personal growth are when you are doing things outside of your comfort zone. Think about stress in the same way as lifting weights to build muscle. You need to work out a muscle group until it becomes hard to do.…

Culture fit doesn’t mean they look like you

This original thought can be traced back to Rand Fishkin’s book, “Lost and Founder” As someone who hires people, the ideal candidate has all the necessary skills and is a good “culture fit” with the organization. Culture fit is often mistaken as someone who will just “fit in” because…

How to deal with difficult people

Sometimes you will have to deal with difficult people and difficult situations. Instead of yelling and screaming back (even though you may think you are right), try this instead: Pause Give yourself a second to breath and to think. Speed in a response can only accelerate someone’s anger. Ask…

The greatest investment in your lifetime

Invest in yourself. You are your greatest asset. You have an incredibly high earning potential and you can typically earn money for 40 years or more (increasingly earning more as you gain more skill and experience). Take care of yourself in the same way as your best investment: maximize its…

The Amateur's Advantage

Learn something new. The thrill of starting as a complete noob that fumbles through the basics to a competent amateur is amazing. Having a huge well of diverse experiences speeds up the process. Being an athlete makes learning a new sport easier. Being bi-lingual makes learning a third language easier.…