Category: Life Skills

When Revolution Calls, How Will You Answer?

Revolution is not the willingness to kill or die, it’s the willingness to win at all costs. Part of the cost is the willingness to learn tactics that are not fun, sexy, or cool in an effort to be valuable when your civil protests lead to a state and government crackdown.

You ready?

I’m ready.

Sub Rosa Nigrum

I’m a part of a discreet, less than formal group of people that enjoy thinking, learning about, and studying the human condition through the lens of critical thinking.  We really enjoy learning what makes people tick!

Right now we are delving into a classic!  Dale Carnegie wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.

It’s a book that was something more than one of my mentors read and reviewed with me, as well as something I’ve seen on the bookshelf of every  successful businessman I have ever done business with, and on the coffee table of every social butterfly I’ve ever befriended. Still, interestingly enough, it’s spoken of with hushed and whispered voices.  So much so, that the people I am discussing the book with elected to keep it Sub Rosa, but I am here to lift the veil! ->

Stamp Tricking!

I shared one of the ways that I make myself valuable to people with someone who came to me for advice on how to build his reputation.  For the price of one stamp, to deliver a simple letter, I’ve been able to consistently make myself of one of the people that you want to have around, be a friend to, and do business with.

This was passed down to me by one of my mentors, now it’s something that I pass down to the men that I mentor. I didn’t invent this, but I am very, very good at it!

Confessions and Accountability: A Lesson In Language.

I work hard on accountability, I hold my friends and the men that come to me for advice accountable for their actions, and more importantly they hold me accountable for mine.

One of the best compliment I was paid all year was being told that “I make a great Accountability Partner”, since I proactively followed up by asking if they’d taken the first steps towards the goal that they’d set. Because I want to see the people that I care for win at life.

Every Man Wants To Be Free, Until He Has To Do The Things Men Must Do To Free Themselves!

     Every Man Wants To Be Free, Until He Has To Do The Things Men Must Do To Free Themselves! I freed myself from the gilded cage of faux “Job Security” because it has never existed for anyone I have ever known. I work for myself. My good name and reputation are the only things I have ever needed for true job security.

     Being a Freelancer and Digital Nomad isn’t just for people traveling the world. I know quite a few successful people who work from home and use the internet as a secondary, supplemental, or only source of income.
Continue reading

The Parties Are Over Yet I Still Need Entertainment!

This is the slow week between the day after Christmas and New Years Eve.  For me, there is no such thing as “free time”.  It’s an abomination against nature!  Here are a few methods I’ve tested over the years that are a great way for me not to get bored.

  • Harass Old Folks.
  • Delete My Computer’s Hard Drive.
  • Prepare to get fired.
  • Throw Things At Homeless People.

If you can use any of them, or help me add to this list, let me know. ->