Imposter Syndrome Vs. I’m The Poster Boy Syndrome

On one hand, sometimes you feel like you’re an imposter and have no right to even attempt what you’re doing (or scared to start doing).  On the other, you feel like “I’ve soooo got this. I’m the champ - look at my crown, everybody gather round and listen up.”  It’s useful to know the term … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome Vs. I’m The Poster Boy Syndrome

Failing Doesn’t Mean You’re A Failure

A David Goggins-ism on overcoming failure by not going at the struggle alone: Failing doesn’t mean you’re a failure, it means you failed one time at one thing.  What follows is a transcribed quote from Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me audiobook. It comes after a story where Goggins has tried to beat the Guinness Book pullup … Continue reading Failing Doesn’t Mean You’re A Failure

Sunday Music: Rick Ross “Act A Fool”

I have a thing for the measured slowness of Rick Ross’ flow. I guess I missed “Act a Fool (feat. Wale)” when it came out, but I stumbled across it a few weeks ago and it’s such a vibe. Its tempo and rhythm, vibrating with his “I’m going to unapologetically make this statement for profit,” … Continue reading Sunday Music: Rick Ross “Act A Fool”

Podcast Of The Week: GZA Dropping (Star) Science

I was pretty moved by getting a bunch of messages from people over sharing a GZA reference the other day. It reminded me of this old StarTalk podcast episode where Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks to GZA.  It’s delightfully nerdy. With plenty of Wu, and the always amusing commentary of Tyson, Chuck Nice’s comedic angle, and … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: GZA Dropping (Star) Science

The Time Abe Lincoln’s Step Brother Asked Him For A Loan

Before he was President, Abraham Lincoln’s step-brother wrote him a letter asking for a loan.  The response is worth quoting (emphasis added). : Your request for eighty dollars, I do not think it best, to comply with now. At the various times when I have helped you a little, you have said to me “We … Continue reading The Time Abe Lincoln’s Step Brother Asked Him For A Loan

11 Rules For Creative Entrepreneurs (via Treyton Devore)

Sometimes something so basic can help you get centered. Treyton Devore’s list of “My 11 Rules as a Creative Entrepreneur” is excellent.  I’ll be using these with financial planning clients at my day job.  Beyond the basic stuff we’ve all heard a million times (“spend less than you make”) he gets into the grittier corners … Continue reading 11 Rules For Creative Entrepreneurs (via Treyton Devore)