Category: Excellence

  • A Typing Tip

    Random fact I wish I knew before: I went back to to practice typing numbers and actually watched the video I normally skip. If you want to know what finger to use to type a number, just count your fingers starting with your pinky finger on your left hand. Your pointer fingers count for…

  • “What’s The Most Important Thing I Need To Do Today?

    What’s Most Important? I love Essentialism by Greg McKeown. He asks lots of great questions in the book that help to determine what really matters. Here’s one: “What’s the most important thing I need to do today?” The answer is ONE thing that if done would make a satisfactory day. A Story About This Important…

  • Do What Works, Even if It’s Not Hard

    Do What Works, Even if It’s Not Hard

    Do What Works, Even if It’s Not Hard I think there’s a tendency to feel like if we don’t do something the hard way, we’re cheating. While that is true sometimes, most problems are best solved through easy solutions even if they might be harder to find. Example: My time to write is often on…

  • Learning Skills Quickly: One Habit at a Time

    Learning Skills Quickly: One Habit at a Time

    One Thing at a Time Learning skills quickly is the process of mastering new habits. In my last year of speech competition, I decided to focus on developing my speaking skills. I grabbed a few of my friends who were exceptional speakers and had them listen to my speech. When I was done, they gave…

  • Don’t Sabotage Your Future By Planning For It

    I often sabotage my future by planning for it. I let planning become a substitute for action. Some planning is essential for success, but it should never replace action. A great article on why proper planning is essential: A great article on how planning can easily take the place of action:

  • How You Read

    “How often you read something is immaterial; how you read it is crucial.” – Virginia Voeks (from 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)).

  • Big Problems, Small Solutions

    “Big problems are rarely solved with commensurately big solutions. Instead, they are most often solved by a sequence of small solutions, sometimes over weeks, sometimes over decades.” —Chip and Dan Heath, Switch. Posted on LinkedIn by Peter Vande Hey.

  • Work Smarter

    “Those who only know what they do, work harder. Those who also know WHY they do what they do, work smarter.” – Simon Sinek Work Smarter.

  • If You Don’t Have Time to Do It Right.

    “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden. From Brain Food.

  • Are You Showing Up to Prove or Improve?

    “Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve.” – Simon Sinek