Category: Thoughts

  • My Favorite Strategy from Sun Tzu

    My favorite bit of counsel from Sun Tzu’s Art of War, is about strategic positioning. Section IV: Tactical Dispositions 1. Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. 2. To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our […]

  • The Bullet Journal Helps Me Everyday

    I’ve been journaling for years, and I thought I had a good system down. I take lots of notes and write about all kinds of things. What I lacked: a way to track if I was doing the right things each day. I could sort of do that, but I had to flip through pages, […]

  • Beautiful Weather Has Arrived!

    Beautiful weather is finally here again! I am enjoying this so much. We are in the mid-50’s in Tulsa. After all that snow, this is a blessing. Malerie and I washed our cars this afternoon. I hate having a dirty car. It was killing me to drive around in a dirty car. You could hardly […]

  • Parkinson’s Law – Deadlines Are Beautiful

    I read about Parkinson’s Law today as I was re-reading the 4 Hour Workweek. I well know the value of deadlines. One thing that has helped me be a better writer is doing timed practice. That’s basicallly a short deadline. Write everything you can about this subject for the next ten minutes, that kind of […]