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
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
Not For Sale? Buy It Anyway.

If you want to buy a blue bicycle, you can’t limit your search to a store that sells only red sports cars. This was my thought as I listened to a friend of mine complain that there was nothing good on the real estate market right now. Looking to purchase investment property, he had just […]

By MWD Posted in Action, Strategy on February 14, 2017 4 Comments Continue reading
TAKE ACTION: The 14 Days That Saved Tesla Motors

Just a few months after having their Model S named Motor Trend’s 2012 Car of the Year, Tesla Motors found themselves staring down the barrel of a crisis that threatened to shut down the factory that produced the Model S and perhaps even the entire company itself. About six weeks ago, I finished reading Ashlee […]

By MWD Posted in Action on November 4, 2016 0 Comments Continue reading