A Winter Solstice Reflection
On this shortest day of the year, we cannot help but think of the shortness of life.
We only have one life. Let us wake up and take notice.
This is our work.
Think about a friend who lives in another state or country.
How often do you see them?
Once every other year perhaps?
If you’re 40, . . .
It's really simple: Afree email each morning (except Sundays)with 1 bodyweight workout that takes 29 minutes or less.
On Saturdays, instead of a typical workout, we send "The . . .
A birthday note to my sister
My sister just turned 26. Below is the birthday card that I wrote for her (shared with permission!).
At the end of the card, I offer this wish:
Let that little light of yours shine.
Keep your loves in order.
And don’t apologize to anyone about it.
When I write, I am often writing to/for myself as much as . . .
“What you reveal, you heal.”
The current president embodies a lot of ugly qualities. Jay-Z knows that. But he also knows that there are two sides to every coin.
“The great thing about Donald Trump being . . .
A Parable of Rush Hour Diplomacy
There is a bridge in Portland called the Ross Island bridge. It’s a relatively nondescript bridge architecturally. It’s not very pedestrian friendly. Sure, there are some nice views, but nobody is writing home about the Ross Island Bridge.
But maybe they should be. Because tucked away at the west end of the bridge is one of . . .
In basketball, the scorecard is easy: Whoever scores more points in 48 minutes wins the game.
In cooking, the scorecard is slightly more complex. It includes price (how much did the ingredients cost?), time (how long does is take to make?), health (is it good for you?), and deliciousness (does it taste good?). When you master all four . . .
Jeff Bezos likes to call Amazon a "Day 1 company."
We are all familiar with the feeling of Day 1.
It's that feeling of the incredible first date, starting a new job, the first day of school, the beginning of the playoffs, or launching a new idea or product.
Day 1 is all about movement, momentum, hard . . .