Category Archives for "Philosophy"

The ONE Thing

Gary Keller is co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Keller Williams (KW). KW is the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. KW also ranks number one in units sold as well as total sales volume in the United States.  When I decided to learn more about real estate back in 2016, Gary’s name popped up […]

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Atomic Habits > New Year’s Resolutions

81% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Yikes! Das not gud… I used to romanticize the idea of making New Year’s Resolutions. I’d go to a local cafe between Christmas and New Years Day. I’d order a latte, then sit in an oversized leather armchair with a pen and notepad. I wouldn’t leave until I wrote down […]

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I Don’t Drink Alcohol: Here’s Why

I had my last alcoholic drink on December 28th, 2014. I remember the date because that’s Dia’s birthday. That year, her birthday fell on the Sunday after Christmas. It also happened to be the day my entire extended family came together to celebrate the holiday.  After dinner, Dia and I gathered everyone in the kitchen. We […]

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Giving Tuesday: Thanksgiving’s Final Event

Thanksgiving has evolved into a multi-day event that gives us a license to temporarily lose self control.  For many of us, the festivities start the night before Thanksgiving. Friends and family gather for an event commonly referred to as “Blackout Wednesday”. Thanksgiving Eve is believed to be the biggest drinking night of the year. What’s better […]

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Every Pregnant Couple’s Biggest Fear

Last night, we had a terrible scare. Around 6PM, Dia rushed into the apartment out of breath. She dropped her laptop bag, jacket, and keys on the floor as soon as the door slammed shut behind her. I was sitting on the couch, watching TV waiting for her to come home. Dinner was already prepared, […]

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Happiness Is A Skill You Must Practice

Happiness is not somewhere you move to after decades of hard work. It’s not a material item you can buy at the mall. It’s not a certain number in your bank account. It’s not a status with your preferred travel partner. In short, happiness is not something you can measure. Instead, it’s a vaguely defined […]

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Thoughts on Giving / Taking Advice

When someone tells me about their problems, my initial reaction is to provide a list of solutions. Over the past few years, (since marriage specifically) I’ve realized this is a flawed approach. What I’m about to share will sound like preachy unsolicited advice. Please don’t take it that way. Instead, imagine I wrote a set […]

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