The Startup Project: OLEO Part 2 – Idea Formulation

Looking back now I wish I had been documenting this from the moment of idea inception back in September 2016. I had quit my job at Jiffy Lube that April and was working at Muirfield Village Golf Club as a bartender/server to make some cash and pay the credit card bills I had started to …

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.

Thanks to Phil Stodola for sending me the book, I really enjoyed it! I feel like it's really counter-productive to binge on "self-help" books, but I find that reading one every once in a while offers unique perspective and actionable takeaways, as long as you apply the knowledge to your life in a specific direction instead …

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The “Humility” superpower.

Looking back on my post about the trust bank, I’m starting to see the amazing similarities between the concept of the trust bank and almost every other topic that has to do with interaction and relationships between people. Remember that episode of The Office where Michael falls into the Koi Pond? His initial defensive and …

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There is no such thing as an overnight success.

I think a lot of people, but especially entrepreneurs get so hung up on rapid growth and sales, that they miss the critical story behind every single one of these seemingly “overnight successes”. The truth is that almost all successful enterprises experience hockey stick growth -- meaning progress is level or barely increasing over time, …

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What I learned working at Jiffy Lube for 4 months.

Of the 8 people on the schedule, I was one of two people who hadn't been to prison at least once. As a middle class white boy who played lacrosse in the affluent Denver Suburbs -- I was as far away from my comfort zone as I could be… From December 2015 to April 2016, …

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That time I flipped my car in my driveway.

Being at home for the holidays and spending time with my high-school age sisters has made me introspective about my high school experience. Here was one of my high-school defining moments. We lived out in the Colorado country, about 20 minutes away from civilization, so our driveway was a quarter mile long, unpaved, and a …

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What I learned writing for 30 days straight.

One month ago today, I started publishing my posts publicly to all of you. I did a “halfway” check in a couple weeks ago, but I wanted to take this post to reflect on what I learned and gained from doing this little experiment. After 30 posts and 1,267 pageviews, I have completed a full …

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The 3 stages you must go through to achieve your TODAY resolution. (Part 2/2)

Part 1 covered the WHY, part 2 covers the HOW. We’ve all been there. Time to make a change. January 1st rolls around, the gyms fill up... and by February all the people who were so committed to getting fit and healthy a month ago, vanish. All of the people who vowed to quit smoking …

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