RV Life Week 0: Packing for Worriers

Will I need this? I’ve asked myself a million times in the last few weeks. I know this because I have come to learn that I had a million things. Had a million things. Now I feel lighter. Donate it. Goodwill Industries now owns most of my worldly possessions. What’s the worst that could happen? […]

Spring cleaning like a software architect

Everyone knows how to clean. Throw out trash, move dust and dirt around until you can’t see it anymore. Wash, rinse, repeat. I’m developing a system for living with the clutter through my spring cleaning process. Specify clear goals (Are they feasible?) Make a plan (Can it be delegated?) Commit to a timeline (When will […]

Failure is not a permanent condition

“Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.”