For the first time in my career, I was failing.
I began playing organized basketball at the age of six. By the age of ten, I was playing year-round for various travel teams in various leagues, almost always in the age bracket above mine. There was never an offseason. Camps, practices, summer leagues, fall leagues, spring leagues, open gyms – I did it all. WhenContinue reading “Don’t Break the Chain: The Value of Persistence”
“My old man worked hard. All they did was give him more work.” — Larry Wilson, Weekend at Bernie’s There are people that take pride in being the last one at work, their car always in the parking lot, their light the only one on in an otherwise pitch-black office. Their career is their life. They’reContinue reading “Workaholism Is Overrated”
“The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.” — Dwight Morrow As Ryan Holiday writes in Ego Is the Enemy, John Boyd is “one of the most influential strategists and practitioners in modern warfare,” yet he’s “someoneContinue reading “The Work Is What Matters”
Virtually everyone has heard the old adage that “time is money,” but how many really analyze what it means? The truth is that time and money are inversely proportional — the more you have of one, the less you have of the other.
I lead a sedentary lifestyle. I work in an office and I read and write in my spare time. The most non-sitting that occurs in my day is my nightly routine of doing the dishes, where my six-foot-three frame has to stoop just to reach the bottom of the sink. This general lack of movementContinue reading “Life Lessons I Learned While Working Manual Labor”
This is the third entry in a three-part series on modern life in work and business – you can read part one here and part two here. The call you’ve been awaiting finally arrives.
This is the second entry in a three-part series on modern life in work and business – you can read part one here. I recently accepted a new job and the first question everyone asks isn’t “What’s the position?” or “What is the organization?” or even “Is it a promotion?” The question is, “Is it aContinue reading “The Hellishness of a Ridiculously Long Daily Commute”
This is the first entry in a three-part series on modern life in work and business. In a darkened room lit only by the glow of a screen, you continue to hammer away.
Last night, I was reading a story online that mentioned the woman that was the CEO of the first organization in which I worked after college. As I fell down a rabbit hole of reading associated articles, it mentioned her successor, the woman that had been the VP of Finance when I was there –Continue reading “What Could Have Been: Lessons and Regrets from My First Job”