We all have a lot going on every day. Life, work, family, friends, social media - we’re surrounded by the actions we want to take and the distractions that get in the way. In order to accomplish what we need to get done, we think we need focus. But, as Nir Eyal writes, the opposite … Continue reading The Opposite of Distraction Isn’t Focus, It’s Traction
What’s in an Anthem?
NPR Music is running a series on anthems. One of the first examples they used was the counter-protesters in Charlottesville singing, “This Little Light of Mine.” If you don’t recall the scene, armed guards stood at the ready while a group of Pentecostal clergymen led the crowd in song as white supremacists marched in protest … Continue reading What’s in an Anthem?
What’s Your Edge?
There are three “x-factors” we can use to win at anything if we’re just willing to put in the right kind of effort. We can: 1. Work harder, 2. Think harder, or 3. Be more patient than / outlast the competition. Most likely we’ll need some combination of the three, but there’s an even greater … Continue reading What’s Your Edge?
The Two Types Of Revolution
Reconsider you’re understanding of the word “revolution.” There are basically 2 types: we can make a revolution when we travel in a circle, or we can make a revolution when we overthrow a system. The word has Latin roots with “re” meaning back (think “reverse”) and “volvere” meaning roll. Either we roll back around the … Continue reading The Two Types Of Revolution