Value Your Time (Kidnapping Marshall Godeyemi)
Meet Marshall Godeyemi. He’s twenty-eight years-old and works for a big marketing company in Sydney. Oh, and you’re about to kidnap him for a handsome ransom. First you hatch a plan. You assemble a small group of friends
Are you a Renaissance Person?
We should all ask what we want to do with our lives. We should all ask who we want to be. But we should not expect to find one single and simple answer to that question. I can’t think of anything worse. Why should you be only one thing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ng9OduLP6c The pressure you might feel to be just ‘one thing’ in your life and in your society is based on a very limited style of ‘Box Thinking’. We fell into, some time ago, a way of thinking about social roles that is not set in stone - but it feels like it is. Instead of
The Pirate Who Chased The Horizon
Have you heard the one about the pirate who chased the horizon? There was once a young boy from a small coastal village, who used to dance and play From the moment he could walk and talk, skip and jump, the young boy found a love for the sea. He would take his friends on small boat rides in the creek, imagining brave adventures, singing and dancing along the way. And everyone in the village celebrated in particular this young boy boy because he had a gift for sailing. They told him that he would change the maps of the world, that he
How to Escape Six-Out-of-Ten-Life.
I’m not in the habit of collecting enemies but if I did want to torture someone I wouldn’t trick them into a one, two or three-out-of-ten lifestyle. I’d trick them into a Six-Out-of-Ten-Life When life is rated one or two, it’s so painful or horrible that you will not put up with it for long. You’ll make a change, move into another lane, another job, and avoid. But what do you do when the needle hovers somewhere near, or just above the middle? It’s that awkward spot where you ask, is this it? Is it worth aiming higher? Is it possible to be
Introduction to Time ROI
Everyone should hear the parable of the Mexican Fisherman and the Banker before they die. Here is the parable as told in Tim Ferriss' book, The 4-Hour Work Week. An American investment banker was taking a much-needed vacation in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. The boat had several large, fresh fish in it. The investment banker was impressed by the quality of the fish and asked the Mexican how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied, “Only a little while.” The banker then asked why he didn’t stay out longer and catch more