Entries Tagged as 'Career'

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

7 Questions to End Your Week With

Many of us go through our entire lives as total strangers to ourselves, simply because we never pause long enough for moments of self-inquiry.  We are so busy seeking answers to other people’s problems that we forget to ask questions for our own well-being.  Obviously, this isn’t wise.
Wisdom, after all, is not about knowing all […]

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

3 Ways We Failed Our Way to Happiness

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.
-Winston Churchill
I.  Rejected from Seven Universities
When I was 18, I wanted to be a computer scientist.  So I applied to seven U.S. universities known for computer science.  MIT, Cal Berkley, Georgia Tech, etc.  But I got rejected by all of them.
Soon […]

Friday, September 14th, 2012

40 Quotes to Help You Follow Your Passion

No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it.  Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but […]

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30

In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives.  I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title.  Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site.  A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great […]

Monday, April 25th, 2011

20 Ways To Create Million Dollar Ideas

Big companies like Apple, super successful websites like Facebook, and bestselling books like The 4-Hour Workweek all have one thing in common:  They begin with a million dollar idea.
The big question is:  How did their creators come up with these ideas?  Did they sit around waiting for an inspirational flash or a mystic spell of […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget

Some of the smartest people I know continuously struggle to get ahead because they forget to address a few simple truths that collectively govern our potential to make progress.  So here’s a quick reminder:
#1 – Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action.
It doesn’t matter if you have a genius IQ and a PhD in Quantum […]

Monday, November 15th, 2010

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.
Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world.  Take a […]

Monday, June 21st, 2010

18 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18

This morning I was reading a book at my favorite beach-side coffee shop when an 18-year-old kid sat down next to me and said, “That’s a great read, ain’t it?”  So we started chatting.
He told me he was getting ready to graduate from high school in a couple of weeks and then immediately starting his […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

“I Will Do One Thing Today” To-Do List

This morning I informed my colleagues that I had only one thing on my to-do list.  Two of them chuckled, a few of them rolled their eyes, but every one of them assumed I would spend most of my day slacking off.  They changed their minds, however, when our boss sent out a mass email […]

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

4 Secrets of the Successfully
Self-Employed

#1 – We Only Have 2 Products: Time and Knowledge
No matter how you make a living or who you think you work for, you only work for one person, yourself.  Likewise, you only have 2 products to sell, your time and your knowledge.  Here are a few example scenarios:

Migrant Farmer – Sells hours of his/her […]