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Meditations

I finished Meditations by Marcus Aurelius a few days ago and have been reflecting on the Stoic ideals he discussed. Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor who followed Stoic philosophy and wrote his own personal experience and take on the philosophy. What is Stoicism? Stoicism is a philosophy that focuses on virtue as the primary... Continue Reading →

Grit

Grit - what do you think of when you hear the word grit? Is it a professional athlete's video montage of their extra hours in the weight room mastering their craft (shout out to Eric Thomas's videos)? Or a persistent student pulling an all-nighter before a big exam? Grit is a characteristic that we associate... Continue Reading →

A Whole New Mind

The information age has changed global society by providing instant access to information, content, goods, and services. It has altered how our world works and who holds power. Now the tiny little smartphone in your pocket can do more than the most sophisticated computers of decades past. Technology has given people specializing in math, science,... Continue Reading →

Glad to Be Here

In April I was able to attend my company’s sales incentive trip to San Diego for overachieving my quota targets. At the event, they brought in a speaker John Foley who led the Navy’s Blue Angels, the elite fighter pilots who perform extreme maneuvers in the air. John’s speech was very motivating but mostly humble.... Continue Reading →

Rags to Riches

Personal finance is a sensitive subject for many people. As people, we always look to compare and measure ourselves to those around us and one easy way to do so is through money. In the US we idolize the rags to riches story and narrative that a mixture of hard work and persistence will ultimately... Continue Reading →

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