Be Kind to One Another

George Floyd and the poster in the coffee shop Photo by frankie cordoba on Unsplash There’s a poster hanging on the wall in one of my favorite coffee shops. It says “Work hard and be nice to people.” I’ve been thinking a lot about that poster recently, especially…

The Benefits of a Distraction-Free Smartphone

Get your phone to work for you — not the other way around Photo by Rahul Chakraborty on Unsplash As I’ve written before, I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone. On one hand, I can’t live without it — I, like many other “knowledge workers” worldwide, rely on my…

What I Learned Writing a 50,000 Word Book

Late last year, as I was planning for the year to come, I began setting goals for 2018. Some were habits I wanted to create; others, things I wanted to accomplish. But one goal stood out above and beyond the rest in terms of complexity, commitment, and ambition: write and publish my first book.…

Why I Sell Myself 1 Hour of Time Each and Every Day

And Why You Should, Too Photo by Brad Neathery on Unsplash There’s an undeniable shift in our culture and economy towards what has been termed “knowledge work.” If you’re in the workforce today, chances are your job revolves around what you know rather than merely what you do.…

The Best Way to Ruin Your Life

Are you falling prey to this bad habit? Photo by Justin Luebke on Unsplash Open Medium on any given day, and you’re bound to find a bunch of articles telling you how to improve your life, break your bad habits, 100x your goals, etc, etc. It’s like an…

Why I’ve Read 16 Books So Far this Year

I haven’t always liked to read. But last year, I realized something. Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash I haven’t always liked to read. Sure, I would read books when I was a kid, but often they were assigned for school. I enjoyed some, but most of them…