In job interviews, when (or if) the interviewer asks “What is your biggest weakness?” there’s an answer I’ve never really thought about giving, but the more I look over where I am professionally, I think it’s the most honest answer I could give:
“I’m too loyal to the company (and people) I work for.” Continue reading
Just a few days into my one-two punch of “study Italian and only eat food from home,” I’ve screwed up three times:
- I ran late one morning so I had to buy breakfast on the way to work.
- I found change in my pocket and bought a Twix bar from a vending machine (whoops)
- I really have no desire to study a romance language that’s not Spanish
The second greatest habit I’ve ever developed (then broke)–after daily writing–was idea generation. It was something I borrowed from writer/investor James Altucher. It’s simple: Write ten ideas a day. About anything at all. Try to theme them, though.
It’s the one thing I always do when I feel an emotional or mental low. And it always makes me feel somewhat batter. And doing it every day makes idea generation a little bit easier, the idea a little bit better, and the desire to act on those ideas a lot stronger. Continue reading
I’m writing right now to keep myself from lying on middle of my bedroom floor and breaking down.
That happens sometimes. Twice a year, maybe? Happened a little more frequently when work was consistently terrible for about two months and I was literally a week away from suddenly quitting. Continue reading
As I mentioned in my last post, I’m going to start two “personal improvement” projects when August begins. One is basically the elimination of all types of eating out. Going very extreme on that one. The other is studying a language where I start at zero.
And I’ve decided that language is Italian. Continue reading
I find it’s easier to do things to improve myself when I set some sort of timeline in place. I don’t want to micromanage it–that’s just frustrating–but instead I want to create habits. And when I want to create that habit, I find what I want to do and I try to do it every day for 30 days.
And since we’re near the beginning of a new month, I figure it’s perfect timing to implement this sort of thing. Continue reading
Seriously, every time I stop writing regularly, my emotional state takes a shot.
I don’t know what it is, but the act of putting words down on something–whether it be on paper, on a blog, in an email, or any place else–makes me feel better. About work. Life. The world. Humanity. All of it. Continue reading