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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – Book Review

7 commentsSeptember 7, 2016

You can always improve yourself. There’s always something you can do that can make you better at work, at home, or in life. Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People covers how anyone can adapt themselves to change and to use what life throws at them to their advantage.

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You always reap what you sow, there is no shortcut. You have to water the garden to enjoy the harvest.

We can only achieve quantum […]

My Home Automation Setup

6 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

9 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?

7 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 […]