Today I am introducing one of my latest projects, Growth-Minded Books. The website was born out of my own passion for learning through business and self-improvement books, and the understanding that writing down as I learn helps with retention.
Seth Godin’s Permission Marketing: A Review
Permission Marketing allows businesses to build relationships with potential customers and increase conversions by targeting specific groups of people who are more likely to be interested in what they have to offer.
Review: How to Read a Book
The goal of reading for learning isn't to make it through as many books as possible in a given amount of time; it's to squeeze meaning and/or inspiration out of them. How to Read a Book is a blueprint for how to do exactly that.
365 Days Sober: Now What?
Today is my birthday. Last year on this day, I made a semi-unplanned declaration to myself: This year I will give myself the gift of sobriety. I didn’t expect it to last. I didn’t really even believe that I was doing it. I have tried to give up alcohol dozens of times in the past, only to continue drinking later that day or the next. At most I would go about a week due to being at a...
Body Transformation, Part 1
Three years ago, I was in the worst shape of my life. I was approaching 300lbs, grabbing fast food at least once a day, and avoiding exercise at all costs. Though I’ve always enjoyed a nice, leisurely hike outdoors, I’ve never been athletic. The only sport in which I participated in high school was track, as a shotput and discus thrower. I did this because everybody who wanted to be...
On Being Vulnerable
We are social creatures, and relying on the expertise of others—even when it is to learn something for ourselves—is a part of being human. Just as we can grow by leaning on others, others can thrive when they lean on us.
Amor Fati: Love Your Fate
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change..." So the famous Serenity Prayer begins. Most of us acknowledge the wisdom of accepting the things that are out of our control, that life throws us curve balls and we must learn to accept them. However, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche takes this a step further (as do other stoic philosophers), and claims that we would do our...
How to Read More Books in 2023
Would you like to read more? There are simple tips and tools to make reading more books both painless and enjoyable. Read on to find out!
Becoming a Faster Reader
Everybody wants to read more. Whether it is for pleasure or learning (or for the crazy few, the two go hand-in-hand), we would all benefit from the ability to read a little faster and improve our comprehension of what we are reading.
PR Strategy for Startups
You don’t have to hire an expensive firm to have a Public Relations (PR) strategy as a startup. The beauty of today’s internet is that anybody has the power to reach tens of thousands, even millions, with a properly timed tweet, hacker news mention, or mention on an influential blog. You don’t have to make it onto a cover story in Inc. or Entrepreneur in order to achieve your PR goals, in fact...