No matter how well prepared you may be, minor panic will set in when you’re blinded 60 feet under the ocean. My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Belize when I completed the final evolution of my basic underwater SCUBA certification. Until that point, we’d done all our previous training in a private… Continue reading Being Blind 60 Feet Under the Water and Other Reasons to Love SCUBA Diving
Keen judges of the human condition throughout history have understood a timeless superpower. The big secret of this power is that it’s no big secret at all; it’s an ability available to any of us with the courage to find it. It’s the power of knowing thyself. The ancient Greeks inscribed it at the… Continue reading Are Tupac and Shakespeare from the Same School of Thought?
Do you ever feel like some key knowledge or insight is imminent, but still just out of grasp? Strange memories roll around in my head this cold night in Ohio. My wife got home fine from her work travel, relieving me of my watch. I recorded my first podcast and got into some big themes… Continue reading Why Do Insights Seem Close When There Ain’t No Sunshine?
Setting Sales with Ship 30 for 30 I work in sales. I used to sell missiles, now I sell software and honest-to-goodness physical print books to lawyers. So it goes I guess. As I was working on my end of year forecast today, I noticed a fascinating trend. When I started my Ship30 journey, I… Continue reading Raising Sales With Ship 30 for 30
Tomorrow we go home for the final stretch of 2021. Christmas is in the books. It was wonderful to see family and friends, and our hearts and stomachs are totally full. All we have left is a couple hectic days of work. The sales game only stops when the clock runs out. While the final… Continue reading The Homestretch
Today was a travel day with my wife and children. Which is to say it was long and exhausting. A connecting flight and a long layover made it even tougher. Yet, the trip was completed and now my mother can hold her grandbabies for the first time in almost two years. To all you parents… Continue reading A Day of Dread: Travel Day with Young Kids
Last night, I wrote about how there was this feeling that things were stacking up. I went on about how I went on a walk and formulated a plan that was going to get me back on top of my game. Then today happened. Feeling reasonably confident in my newfound energy, I went into a… Continue reading Another Day, Another Egg on My Face Meeting with a Mentor
I was feeling it a bit earlier today. It seemed like things were stacking up, with so little time left in the year to get them done. It bothered me all the while cooking dinner. It bothered me while eating dinner with my wife, barely talking to each other because we are exhausted. We are… Continue reading The Case of the Mondays
It recently dawned on me that I needed to get a hell of a lot smarter; and fast. With a new opportunity at work is going to come a large increase in responsibility and ownership. I am going to need to tap into greater mental energy, maintain patience in the face of certain frustrations and… Continue reading Mens Sana In Corpore Sano
It is said that Napoleon would walk amongst his soldiers on the nights before battle. He would stop to talk to his men, to share a joke, to explain their objectives, and to encourage those who needed it. The next day, his army would be convinced and willing to go to battle under the direction… Continue reading The Crucible