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own it

own it

You have to own your life. Own every decision you’ve made or are ever going to made. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin call this Extreme Ownership, but no matter what is is called or who does the calling, you have to own everything. Life is not a rental property. Well,...
friday the 13th

friday the 13th

Many consider the number thirteen very lucky and others try to avoid it like work. I was going to say the plague, but lets face it, we don’t avoid the plague, what we really shy away from is important work that we know we need to get to. I place no value on the number...
not for me

not for me

  Sometimes what we learn as children doesn’t serve us well in adulthood. There are many things that do but I don’t think any of us were sufficiently encouraged to say no. Our parents wanted our obedience, for obvious reason, but while we were kept safe, we overlooked...
debt blows

debt blows

Debt sucks. There are more savvy and sophisticated ways to describe financial imprisonment or hide its effects on our lives but the most direct way to simply that debt blows. Debt blows. I’ve never known a time when I wasn’t in debt. I was born in Poland in 1972 and...
the future tellers

the future tellers

You can’t foretell the future. You can’t think or feel forward. Living is unapologetically undetermined. The future is undiscoverable and brimming with glorious possibilities. Yet, a small part of us remains restless and wants to have answers. We want certainty. We...
three lane highway

three lane highway

It’s dark and cold, and you’re heading to work. You’re on a three lane highway headed west. You’re comfortable and happy in the middle lane. Cruise control on. Music tingling your senses, when you suddenly see a construction zone. You are a good driver of course and a...