Remember to breathe


Finding ways to win at work and succeed at life (Michael Hyatt) remains elusive to many of us. I haven’t been on a fishing trip in years and, as odd as it sounds, it feels as if there’s a hole that needs filling in my soul.

Whether it’s finding a way to meditate each day (Meditation Tips for Lazy People) playing the Ukulele, or whatever that third thing is for you, this is the time and this is the year.

Read more on the 9 reasons you need to go fishing.

“You can get a good look at a T-Bone by sticking…”


Yes, a lot of the mythology of sales comes from movies like Tommy Boy. We all like to quote Glengarry Glen Ross, Jerry Maguire and any of the Wall Street movies.

The reality is very different. The Willy Loman’s are mostly gone. Now it’s on to social selling and the challenger sale.

Whatever it is, you could probably stand to be more like other people in a bunch of areas. Being content merely being “you”, and whatever incremental iteration on that concept you can scrape together, is a sigh of resignation.

Now sales is more about being a student of human nature, being a voracious reader and understanding your prospect’s business stresses. David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and Founder at Basecamp, nails the transition when he wrote about aspiring to more.

DTLA in 2016 – Hipsters and Whatnot

DTLA has changed so much in the 6 years I’ve worked here, and is a far cry from what it was in the 90s. It’s not what people “back east” think it is and only lacks a big green space before it surpasses some old guard cities.