Ampersands of Time

Every tale starts with an origin story. This is mine. But first, a question (and a few follow-ups): If your life was a movie, would you pay to watch it? What role would you play: Hero, villain, supporting character, or extra? Who wrote the screenplay? Who directed it? Was it you? I have always been……

Author

I wrote a book. Hold the applause. It’s an interesting thing, to write a book. It started out normal enough. I had every intention to write a book, the book, before I started. And whenever I would write said book, the words came out alright but they came in the form of another voice, one……

The Five Stages of Competence

Have you heard of the four stages of competence? It’s a learning model that describes the process of skill progression from ignorance to eventual mastery. It’s a great way to figure out how we learn anything. Everyone starts at the beginning. Where you don’t know what you don’t know. As you recognize your incompetence, you consciously……

Play the Long Game

We overestimate what we can accomplish in one day. And we underestimate what we can accomplish in one year. Have you heard that? What do you think you could accomplish in a century? Ladies & Gentlemen Remember that song, Wear Sunscreen? It was a commencement speech set to music offering the Class of 1999 advice on life.……