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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, […]


It’s my birthday!

14 commentsFebruary 17, 2016

​A few weeks ago I read an article where the writer said, “I’m only going to experience my sons birthday 8 times until he’s 8 years old.”

Never miss my birthday

That finiteness of time really stuck with me:

    How many times can I actually listen to this song?

    How many times can I eat at Taco Deli?

    How many emails can I ever send you?

There’s only so much of everything. That’s why it’s critical to be intentional about who and how you are […]


Are things happening to you or are you making things happen?

136 commentsSeptember 2, 2014

There is one key difference I’ve noticed among successful business owners and the “wantreprenuer” crowd. One group is waiting for the right _______ (fill in the blank). And the other group decided to make things happen for themselves. Period.

I’ll let you take a lucky guess on which group is successful.

Today, I want to show you three perfect examples of what it looks like to “make things happen” for yourself.

Example 1:

James Clear is a good friend and an impressive […]


the expert curse

95 commentsJuly 15, 2014

at a dinner with my friend tucker i confided with him i was overwhelmed working on okdork.

when you start out in your business and do crazy things or experiment and it works or doesn’t, who cares. there’s no one to watch you fall. you’re just playing around without expectations.

one of my favorite quotes recently relates to this expression. it’s from steve jobs.

“the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.”

this speaks it so eloquently.

the […]