Success Definition from Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers (sivers.org) inspired this thought: Master yourself, and you are happy. Help others and you are successful. You could be successful but miserable, you could be happy but unsuccessful. If you want undeniable success, master yourself AND help others. Such an elegant way to look at happiness and success. ___________________ …

Small Talk with Dinosaurs

Small Talk is dreadful. You talk about the weather. You tell people how busy you are (with what?). You count the seconds until the awkwardness is finally over and you go your separate ways. The reason that small talk exists is that we want to have a good social interaction …

Once Upon a Time… Magic

For 6 years, I made a living as a professional magician, performing under the name Vlad Kraven. It put me through college, taught me incredible life lessons, and introduced me to some amazing people. Most of all, it was fun. Alas, my old magic website is no more, but you can …

99 Problems, So Let’s Solve One

My latest 30 day Challenge. I love, love, love a good 30 day challenge. That’s how I started my fitness journey three years ago, and haven’t stopped since. My co-worker (we’ll call him Shua) challenged me to post 99 Problems to a new blog (3 problems a day + 33 …

Use Failure as a Creativity Tool

Yesterday I was trying to mount a TV, and learned the hard way that the walls have metal studs. Heavy TV + full motion TV arm + metal studs = no bueno. Long story short, I failed, and to add insult to injury, my girlfriend used the H word (“let’s …