Comedy: The Most Powerful Therapy

The ability to find your own misfortune funny is rare and powerful. Long ago, I worked for a guy expert in it.  Everything was funny to him, especially anticipated and actual misfortune.  Speeding tickets, flat tires, threats from creditors, even an emergency appendectomy were all parts of the…


Credentialed Experts: Protectors of the Sacred Dogma

Credentialed Experts are not at the forefront of innovation and discovery, driving truth forward.  Their job is to tell a story about the past that doesn't threaten the present and stymies the future.  The process of winning the credential itself is a trial intended to prove how effectively you…


Level Up

Tried something new.  No posts for almost a week.  For the first time in years, it actually felt good.  Daily blogging is a therapeutic discipline for me, like running for some people.  It's hard and inconvenient, but I don't feel right until I do it, and I get a little high every time. But I…


Removing Failure is a Recipe for Disaster

Today, my Momentum Dash had a quote: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” This question has the same danger as, "What would you do if money were no object?"  Sure, sometimes imagining a world without scarcity can open new mental vistas, but the lurking implication that…


Saving is the Easy Part, Creating is the Hard Part

I was invited to go on a news show and talk about lack of savings for retirement among young people.  I plan to propose a different angle.  Saving wealth is easy.  Creating it is hard.  Focus on creating wealth first. Invest in yourself in ways that enhance your wealth-creation power, rather than…


You Can Outsource the Work but Not the Vision

I get a lot of ideas.  Most come as quick epiphanies that get me excited, and I know I don't want to put time (or lack the skill needed) into carefully shepherding it to completion, so I think of a person who could and pitch them. An app, an article, a product, an event, a video, or whatever it may…


Change Haiku

Stuck with same and good Bit if switch to new it could Win or die it should


How to Be Confident (tell the truth)

A friend asked what gave me the confidence to pitch the first Praxis investors on our projected growth when there was no real way to prove or back the numbers, since we were building something brand new. If I approached it from a place of needing to make investors happy, or make them believe in the…


Not Good, but Not Stupid

I take a not-stupid approach to goals and predictions for big projects. They don't need to be good.  There are too many variables to reasonably expect good road maps.  If you think it's good, you might have too many blind-spots. But it can't be bad.  If it's bad, you're nowhere near ready.  It…