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…

Your Time Deserves My Attention

Deep, meaningful relationships begin with a commitment to be present. Many years ago, I was dating a girl for a brief time. One day, she approached me and said, “A guy I used to go out with asked me if I wanted to have dinner with him sometime to catch up. Would you mind if…

Spend Your ‘Yes’ Wisely

There are different attitudes about scarcity in this world. Some believe that we live in a world of limited resources and, in order for one person to have something, another person must have without. Others believe that we live in a world of abundance and that there is more than enough to go around. Of…