Have you Discovered the Swan Within?

You’ve likely heard the children’s story about the ugly duckling. What difference does a change in perspective make? Read on to find out how you can relate to his experience.

TEDx Talk: Reaching your personal escape velocity

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves—not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future. Watch Rusty Lindquist use his personal story to introduce a foundational aspect of Escape Velocity at TEDx.

There is beauty all around

THERE IS BEAUTY ALL AROUND articles Early this morning I was on the way to the gym, when I suddenly turned the corner and stopped dead in my tracks. There had been a light fog and the sun had just broken through, casting beams of light that streamed down onto the neighborhood. I quickly pulled […]

Keep a-goin’

Keep a-goin’ Keep a-Goin’Frank L. Stanton If you strike a thorn or rose,Keep a-goin’!If it hails or if it snows,Keep a-goin’!‘Taint no use to sit an’ whineWhen the fish ain’t on your line;Bait your hook an’ keep a-tryin’—Keep a-goin’! When the weather kills your crop,Keep a-goin’!Though ‘tis work to reach the top,Keep a-goin’!S’pose you’re out […]

Be merciful to me, a fool

Be merciful to me, a fool I have a funny memory of when I was 10 years old. I lived at the time in Marion, Montana with my mom and second step-dad.  We had an aluminum wood shed out back, just between the house and the forest. I spent a lot of time there, chopping […]

Cycle Time – the power of frequency

Cycle Time – the power of frequency In software development, there’s a term called “cycle time,” or the amount of time between one event and the next. Releasing features regularly with short times in between gives your customers a sense of momentum—a sense that you’re moving—and keeps them engaged. When cycle time gets too long, […]

The Blind Painter

The Blind Painter I discovered the following YouTube video today—a triumphant story of a man who went blind but never gave up. Such, again, is the power within us to overcome all odds, and achieve phenomenal greatness. Another testament of not letting ourselves be restricted by our past, which I talk about here—Self imposed limitations—and […]

Someone who decided to make a difference

The inspiring story of Scott Silverman. No matter where your life is right now, the most powerful things before you are not obstacles, nor the events of your past, but the undeniable opportunity to change your future.

Opportunity is like a bar of soap

There’s a distinct sense of urgency behind catching a vision early of what you want to be, and then working towards that goal with vigor. The sooner you catch that vision, the more likely it’ll be for you to achieve it.

Self-imposed limitations

Our lives are encumbered by self-imposed limitations. The power of belief is strong. So if you want to change the results of your life change your beliefs.

Placebo – the power of belief

Placebo – the power of belief In pharmacological research, every test that is done on a group of individuals must also have a “control group.” Instead of getting the real test drug, they get a placebo—an inert drug. It’s simply a substance that resembles the actual drug in appearance, but is nothing more than water […]

It is not the critic who counts

It is Not the Critic Who Counts My father had a quote by Theodore Roosevelt framed and hanging on his office wall. I memorized it early and reflect upon it often. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds […]