Give To Get

There are no guarantees that we will get out of something what we put into it. We may get more or we may get less than we put in, but things are rarely, if ever, truly equal. This should not discourage us from trying, however. After all, one way to guarantee that we receive less…

Attention To Distraction Is Attention Wasted

Trying to solve the world’s problems is a great distraction from doing the work that actually matters. Every moment spent trying to fix the world outside of our reach is time, energy, and attention not given to our personal lives, our relationships, and our community. Every moment spent focused on perceived problems beyond our control…

Trading Our Time Up

Money is only really valuable if it can be used to buy something of greater worth than the time and effort that went into earning it. Beyond our basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, money begins to lose its intrinsic value. Once our needs are met, what we spend our money on is more…

Do First That Which Matters With Those Who Matter

If we are doing innovative, creative, and useful work with and for people who truly matter, there should be very little time left for debating. There are a limited number of hours in a day and, within those hours, we have a limited quantity of energy, focus, and attention. If we constantly give away our…

Striving for Simplicity

“Simplicity is always compelling.“ -Scott Adams We often have a tendency to overcomplicate things simply because it makes us feel more useful. If we have more to do, we feel like we have purpose. So, we spend a lot of time and effort creating more for ourselves to do. What if, instead, we put that…