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Set Yourself Up to Win

Set Yourself Up to Win

Big games break down into small games. Marathons break down into sprints. When you’re playing a big game, you want to set yourself up with small wins along the way. These will build your confidence and momentum.  For example, when I developed the game plan for the Punkin Project, I knew that to build a […]

Knowing Makes No Difference

Knowing Makes No Difference

We value knowledge as a society. We encourage our citizens to educate themselves, or at least that was the prevailing wisdom passed down for generations. Go to school, get a job. The more school you went to, the better job you could get, and along with it, a better salary. It’s still the prevailing thought […]

Do the Due, Diligence that is.

Do the Due, Diligence that is.

Don’t be intimidated because it’s a legal term, basically due diligence is paying attention to all the details, dotting your i’s and crossing the t’s, doing your work with integrity.  When I was starting my first business, a martial arts school in NYC, my business partner and I found this great deal on a space […]

Springy Start

Springy Start

Spring has sprung! After a few false starts, it feels pretty much like summer here in Southern California during the day. The season is only betrayed by still cold nights. I’m learning again how our human rituals, (even administrative ones!) relate to nature’s seasons. This wasn’t always apparent to me when I lived in the city, where productivity […]