What I Learned from “Winning Through Intimidation”

I recently read Winning Through Intimidation, by Robert Ringer.  The book contained one principle that I have heard many other times, including from two of my mentors.  Even Jim Collins talked about the same concept in Good to Great. Watch the video below and let me know what you think in the comments!

Don’t Believe in Excellence

I recently read a quote that I absolutely loved. I shared the quote with many people, and I received requests to explain why I loved this quote so much. Here’s the quote: “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.” Tom Peters I received so many requests to explain […]

Compress 10 Hours into 5 Minutes: What I Learned from John Ruhlin’s Giftology

One of my passions in life is reading and learning.  And recently I was thinking about all of the different books that I have read.  I picked up a few books in my library and tried to remember what exactly I had learned from them.  And you know what?  I could honestly not remember!  And […]

What I Learned Teaching a Graduate-Level Course

Many of you know that I recently taught (for the first time) a graduate-level course.  It was actually a Tax LLM course, which is a post-law school course for lawyers.  (If you want to know the exact course, let me know and I will share in the comments.) When one teaches, two learn. Robert Half […]

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

Jim Rohn: “Time management is the best-kept secret of the rich.” I work every day to cultivate my ability to manage my time.  Jim Rohn’s quote above is actually part of my collection of favorite sayings that I review nearly daily.  Time management is a challenge, however.  Even when I plan a day well, external […]

Intense Book Review: The 80% Approach, by Dan Sullivan

Procrastination and perfectionism are two the biggest problems that I have personally faced.  In addition, I met have hundreds of people who also struggle with those two issues.  Fortunately, I recently read a book that confronts both procrastination and perfectionism – and allows us to conquer them. Perfectionists are always procrastinators, and procrastinators are always […]

Work to Learn, Not to Earn – The Beginning of My Law School Journey

I was recently interviewed for the Law School Insider Podcast with Dr. Christopher Lewis.  It was a fun interview and we covered a lot of ground.  The interview focused on my transition from working full-time to going back to school full-time and how I intentionally reinvented myself at age 30.   Dr. Lewis asked some […]

Indispensable Listening: My Favorite Podcast

I was just driving, and I had a realization.  It has been weeks since I have turned on the radio in my car.  And I do not mind one bit.   Podcasts have taken over my car rides.  And I have no regrets whatsoever.  In fact, I think my day is better due to my […]

Compress 20 Hours into 5 Minutes: What I Learned from Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World

One of my passions in life is reading and learning.  And recently I was thinking about all of the different books that I have read.  I picked up a few books in my library and tried to remember what exactly I had learned from them.  And you know what?  I could honestly not remember!  And […]

3 Ways Simon Sinek’s “Why Leaders Eat Last” Changed My Life

Have you ever had a close friend ask you to do something and then completely dropped the ball? Read Time: 5 minutes Goal: Read this and leave a comment! So about 18 months ago, my great friend, Tim Lowe (he rocks, by the way), sent me a link to a YouTube video called, “Simon Sinek: […]