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[My outlook on life is very different from what it used to be. I no longer wake up each morning to a sigh, and a heavy and slow departure from my bed. I no longer dread Sunday nights, the end of a vacation, or take that extra half an hour at lunch when I can get away with it. I now wake up each...
[It was a cool, wet morning, early in the summer. My job was to move irrigation pipes at our family’s sugar beet farm. We didn’t have the luxury of irrigation pivots; ours were the manual wheel move sprinklers that needed to be moved fifteen rows every five hours. My younger brother Curtis and I...
[The Internet has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to connect, form and build communities based on common interests and beliefs, and share things that we find valuable or meaningful. Never before in human history has there been a time where it was so easy to find exactly what we want...
[Once we have established what we uniquely value, the next step is to create in our minds a clear picture of what exactly it is that we want. What makes us come alive? What is an area that we would be willing to master, to spend the hard time learning, and growing, and struggling, and even...
[On July 4, 1845, eight days before his twenty-eighth birthday, Henry David Thoreau embarked on an experiment in simple living using a property owned by his transcendentalist mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the shores of Walden Pond, a thirty-one meter deep lake in Concord, Massachusetts, Thoreau...
[The Internet, and its unprecedented ability to connect and create relationships, share meaningful ideas, products and services, and form tribes of like-minded, value-driven, individuals, has opened up a world of possibilities for us outside of the conventional factory schooling system.]
[The Internet is full of scammers—marketers, who attempt to use antiquated methods to interrupt, manipulate and in some cases even deceive us into purchasing their product or service. Online marketers often make claims that are not only audacious, they’re harmful, because of the message they are...
[Everything in life starts with a decision: the decision to enter into a relationship or have kids, the decision to start a business, the decision to change careers, the decision to stop being a victim, stop blaming others or external factors, and take 100% responsibility for our emotional...
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