menu

Plan B - Part II

Earlier this year on January 17th, with no warning whatsoever and with no reason given, I was fired from the job I’d been at for over 6 years. I can’t say I was surprised, however, as I swung the axe myself. The idea was born as I sat on my deck, appreciating all that my […]

By MWD Posted in Action, Course Corrections on April 28, 2017 One Comment Continue reading
Plan B - Part I

As we walked back to the car after eating at our favorite local Tex-Mex restaurant, the entire family came to a dead stop and stared at an SUV parked close to ours. My oldest son spoke first. “Dad, I think this guy needs a new Plan B.”

By MWD Posted in Action, Course Corrections on April 25, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
The Man In the Arena

One hundred and seven years ago yesterday, barely one year removed from his second term as President of the United States and less than a decade before his untimely death from a blood clot at age 60, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech to a crowd of thousands at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. The title of […]

By MWD Posted in Action, History on April 24, 2017 One Comment Continue reading
MWD’s Bestowed Book-O-the-Month

There’s only one thing better than reading a great book for the first time; reading a great book for the first time for free. For the Bestowed Book-O-the-Month, I’m giving away a book to one lucky winner randomly drawn from subscribers of my email newsletter. This giveaway will be a new copy of something I’ve […]

By MWD Posted in Books on April 22, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
Story Behind the Story: Top 10 Reasons People Never Get Started

I’ve been reading (and listening to) a fair amount of Derek Sivers recently, and he gave me permission to launch a new blog post series I’ve been contemplating. I’m starting the series for my own purposes, as beyond me it will probably have all the appeal of a snow cone stand in Siberia. I thought […]

By MWD Posted in SBS on April 18, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
Maybe

Too often and too quickly we rush to judge, decide, and label an event as soon as it happens. Of the four religions/philosophies I have spent time studying, all of them caution against this rush to judgement. I was guilty of it myself this week, and it reminded me of one of my favorite Buddhist/Taoist […]

By MWD Posted in Perspective on April 17, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
5 Years Distilled Down to 5 Minutes

Inspired in part by Derek Sivers, and in part by Michael Pollan (“Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.”), here is everything I will be writing about over the next five years distilled down into a few simple statements. Establish goals and work backwards. Take action. Start now. Create a no exceptions policy around the […]

By MWD Posted in Action, Goals, No Exceptions on April 14, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
Top 10 Reasons People Never Get Started

What stops someone from taking action? Why invest so much time in what they are going to do only to never start? How can they plan a journey of a thousand miles and never take the first step? Establish Goals. Take Action. No Exceptions. These are the three core concepts to my method of accomplishing […]

By MWD Posted in Action on April 13, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
keyboard_arrow_up