Never Invest Unless…

When I was in my 20s, a partner and I purchased a smaller multi-unit building. The building had 5 commercial spaces on the first floor and three residential apartments on the second floor. Soon after we purchased the building, one of the commercial tenants moved out. We tried everything to rent the space to a…

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UNSTARTABLE

In Tyler Cowen’s book titled “The Complacent Class,” I found this… “…I see complacency –  a general sense of satisfaction with the status quo – as an increasingly prominent phenomenon in American life. And I’ve coined the phrase the complacent class to describe the growing number of people in our society who accept, welcome, or…

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A Tale of Two Robs

This is a hard post to write, because I’m opening up about something I’ve been conflicted about for many years. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen this conflict flowing through my posts over time. I believe I have two people inside me. Wait, that definitely sounds crazy! Maybe a…

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Life Is A Branching Stream of Probabilities

Below is a video of an interview with Elon Musk at TED 2017: (If you’re short of time, fast forward to the 34 minute mark and watch until the end.) In the interview, they discuss several projects Musk is working on from reducing traffic congestion by digging tunnels to building a large city on Mars.…

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How to Use 30 Day Challenges To Strategically Change Your Life

The first time I heard about 30 day challenges was a “No Complaining” challenge several years ago. The person wasn’t going to allow themselves to complain for 30 days. Complaining sucks on every level, doesn’t it? I’ve come to love 30 day challenges. The reason why is… They COMPOUND… …and I absolutely love compounding. Example:…

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