Master One Thing To Master Oneself

“To know ten thousand things, know one well.” —Musashi Miyamoto, The Book of Five Rings It has been said many times and in many different ways that a person cannot serve two masters well. It is very difficult for our minds to hold two conflicting truths simultaneously. It is even harder still for our bodies…

Be The One Thing That Goes Right For Someone Today

There is no downside to doing good work with passion and enthusiasm. In my early 20’s, I did not make a lot of money and I did not need a lot of money. I had no credit card debt, no student loans, no mortgage, and no family to support. I made enough money as a…

An Iconoclast with Respect for Tradition

As part of my application process for getting into St. John’s College (even though I ultimately could not afford to attend), I was either required to have or decided to attain (I do not remember which) several reference letters from a few of my college professors. In spite of my high school performance, or lack…

The Service Epiphany

One of the coolest jobs I have ever had was working at Tower Records when I was around nineteen or twenty years old. Unfortunately, the pay was inversely proportional to the cool factor. If you have ever seen the movie Empire Records with John Cusack, the experience was similar to that. Most of the people…