Now

Things orbiting my life right now.

  • Principles:
    • Love, Integrity, Freedom, Endurance (LIFE)
      • Love: Treat others the way I want to be treated / Do most good with least harm, even if inconvenient.
      • Integrity: Align my thoughts, words, and actions. / Consistency / Focus / Reliability / Trustworthy / Do what I say.
      • Freedom: Empower Individuals / Decentralize Power Structures / Autonomy / Curiosity / Exploration / Holy Spirit
      • Endurance: Grit / Persistence / Faithfulness / Determination / Diligence / Discipline
  • Recent Quotes:
    • “An educated man should know something about everything, and everything about something.” – Benjamin Franklin

    • “I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: ‘What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?’ … When you have something that you know is true, even over the long term, you can afford to put a lot of energy into it.” – Jeff Bezos

    • “Your mission is to find a product or service that can positively impact the lives of 1 billion people because that’s the game we’re playing today.” – Peter Diamandis
  • Current Books:
    • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
    • My Inventions by Nikola Tesla
  • Recent Books:
    • Sapiens
    • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to build the future
    • Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler
    • Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler
    • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
    • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
    • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
    • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
    • The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone
    • When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson
    • A Beautiful Constraint by Mark Barden, Adam Morgan
    • The Sports Gene by David Epstein
  • Recent Podcasts
    • Exponential Wisdom / Optimistic futurism, Abundance, Tech
    • Jocko Podcast / Insider perspective of War, and the warrior mentality
    • Waking Up with Sam Harris / Logical discussions of current events and state of humanity
    • Joe Rogan Experience / Honest exploration of health, fitness, and current events
    • The Tim Ferris Show / Self Optimization
    • Adam Corolla Show / Blue-collar common sense perspective
    • Found My Fitness / Latest research in health and fitness
    • Nomad Capitalist Live / Globe traveler and opportunity seeker
    • Several podcasts about Permaculture, Business, Marketing, Self Improvement, Cryptocurrencies, Liberty, and Science
  • Recent Music:
    • Exposing myself to Classic Country music. Didn’t know I’d like it.
    • Explosions in the Sky, Wilderness album
    • The Just Beats station on Amazon Music.
  • Current Sport: Mobility, Strength, and still trying to find a way to practice jiu jitsu.
  • Current Food: Considering Ketogenic diet. Taking mitochondria boosting supplements. Considering broccoli seeds for sulforaphane, and  other things recommended by Dr. Rhonda Patrick.
  • Current Hobby: Turning annoying problems into opportunities for flow states whenever possible. Fixing all the broken things around me (mostly cars, computers, and phones). Built my first custom PC… still figuring out the software. Playing video games with my kids. Learning the Python programming language. Playing Bass Guitar.
  • Family: Wife, two kids, Maximus (chiweenie dog). Plan on having a permaculture farm one day with many more plants and animals.
  • Work: Marketing Strategy / Product Manager / Designer for a few projects.
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