I Charged Too Little to Mow the Lawn

After the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, my friend and I decided to start a landscaping business. Neither of us had gone to landscaping school nor did we have a particular affinity for lawn-mowers. (At least, not yet.) But hey, we thought, we live in Florida, grass grows like crazy most of the year, and, like haircuts, lawn mowing is pretty recession-proof. More importantly, we would be “business owners” instead of restaurant waiters. Continue reading “I Charged Too Little to Mow the Lawn”

The Workout Partner Dilemma

For the past year, I have been religiously going to the gym and exercising. It has been a wonderful way for me to relieve some stress and not turn into a walrus. But, for a while, I was working out alone. One day, a fellow graduate student made the first move and invited me to workout with him. Since then “the gains” have become much more noticeable.

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Your Life Is In Disequilibrium

Looking back at our lives, it is easy to point out the pivotal choices that determine where we are today. These decision-pebbles create ripples in the outcome-ponds of our lives. Often, we harp on the seemingly mundane decision that caused a traumatic event. “Had I just picked up the phone, I could have prevented X from happening!” or “Gosh, had I just chosen to go my usual way home, I wouldn’t have totaled my car!” It seems as if that one decision put our whole lives off balance. Continue reading “Your Life Is In Disequilibrium”