leveling up

the feeling of leveling up is a surreal experience. it happens when many facets of your life are going well simultaneously, better than you had imagined. you may have stumbled onto a situation that led to other positive downstream effects. you may be in situations thinking “This is too good to be true.” you may … Continue reading leveling up

Ebbs and flows

There is a natural ebb and flow of life. One week you’re on it – crossing out everything on your to-do list, excelling at work, hitting the gym, eating more green foods…and then the next week, you’re the opposite. Accepting this natural twist of events is the first step to limiting the turbulence. Allowing yourself … Continue reading Ebbs and flows

How do you make yourself smarter?

Ask questions. Listen. Learn. Analyze. Connect. Then ask more questions. Do so with careful thought and humility. Know that you don’t know everything. It’s even okay to not know what you don’t know. Just ask, absorb, and analyze until things make sense. If you ask considerately, people will be thrilled to share their knowledge.

Preparation yields success

The famous Winston Churchill once said, Those who fail to plan plan to fail. I take this quote to heart. When I know I have a responsibility to fill, I plan and prepare ahead of time. When I am building a running habit, I pack my workout gear the night before. The night before my … Continue reading Preparation yields success

Surround yourself with these people

Like many others, being with my family is one of my top priorities. I am convinced that I am able to reach my level of security and growth in my career because I have such a strong foundation. My family provides me with mental and emotional support that has been built in for years. It … Continue reading Surround yourself with these people

Life gets better when you get better

If you are experiencing hardships, do the harder thing: believe that life will get better. It will. Much like the economy, life is a continuous series of peaks and troughs. However, do not blindly believe in improvement. Put in the work to make it happen. Life gets better when you get better.