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Motivation Minute

Feb 23, 2018

  • Luck can be one of the least understood random forces in our life
  • Rare events are always unexpected.  The longer until we see them, the more overconfidence we develop
  • Looking long-term helps zoom out of the variabilities and stress of the short-term

Fooled By Randomness (Nassim Taleb) -

Feb 16, 2018

  • Habits are a 3-part cycle: Cue, Routine, and Reward
  • Habits emerge without our permission but are able to be changed
  • You don’t always have to completely drop bad habits.  Just adapt them for positive purposes.


The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg) -...

Feb 8, 2018

  • Planning is always guessing.  Focus on a simplistic short-term plan for huge long-term results
  • “Scratch your own itch”.  Build a product that you are motivated to use
  • There will always be doubters and haters of your idea.  Stick to non-negotiable absolutes


Andrew Smith: Founder of ProRustics Home & Furnishings

Feb 2, 2018

  • Unconditionally adding value to others can be the key to becoming a successful giver
  • Successful givers are prestige-focused, practicing “powerless communication”
  • Motivation is the #1 factor of success, often outweighing hard work and luck

Give and Take (Adam Grant)...