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My Home Automation Setup

3 commentsAugust 30, 2016

I just moved into a new place in Austin and have spent the past 2 months avoiding furniture. All I have is an optimized bed, pillows and a Eames chair.

In the meantime, I’ve been optimizing my place for maximum automation.

This makes my life so much more convenient and fun. No more running over to turn off the lights and turning on music once you walk in the door.

Notice my roomba in the corner. Hello Alfred!

Why care about automation, […]


Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar – Book Review

7 commentsJuly 7, 2016

For my latest read, I’ve went ahead an picked up Zig Ziglar’s book Secrets of Closing the Sale (audiobook available). Zig covers how to persuade people into saying “Yes!” when you ask them to, which is much-needed information to anyone doing sales or anything near sales. There’s a lot of great stuff in there. Very much worth the read. Here’s some of the inspirations I pulled from his book.

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Ownership closing – paint the picture of what […]


When did I stop learning?

6 commentsJuly 5, 2016

Growing up, I loved learning.

I LOVED getting report cards, feeling accomplished, understanding that I was progressing towards some goal and getting recognized for it.

On year 34 of my life, the only measurement I have of success is my bank account, some public attention and an internal barometer of accomplishment.

Gone are the days of teachers, tests and cool gold star stickers.

Now as you advance in your career, you usually only focus on one subject/field. You ignore everything else around you.

You […]


Consistency is boring.

199 commentsApril 18, 2016

In my 20’s, I did not live in one place more than 1 year. I lived on couches for a year and did not rent my first apartment until I was 30.

Yes, I did live in my Aunt’s basement for a year and my Mom’s house for a year post-college. Thanks Mom and Rhonda!

You could say I liked changing things up and experiencing new things all the time.

As I recently turned 34 (that’s ancient in internet age), it dawned on […]