You drive looking through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror

I have a pretty dedicated morning routine. Each day, I wake up, meditate for 20 minutes, grab a cup of coffee, then spend the next 45 minutes to an hour working on something productive. This morning, that was writing this post, but generally it is time spent studying a technical topic for work. Yesterday, I looked at the books I have on my coffee table … Continue reading You drive looking through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror


At the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is self-actualization, the driving force inside all of us that makes us want to reach our full potential. There are two hurdles to achievement in this realm. You have to clear the other levels of need before you can spend the time and energy focusing on self-actualization It takes a tremendous amount of work and humans are, … Continue reading self-ac·tu·al·i·za·tion

UC Berkeley, Priorities, & Marshmallows

Now to catch us up a little on my personal development goals… After I completed the Rouxbe Pro Cook course, I signed up for a Professional Certificate of Business Administration program at UC Berkeley. Their extension office makes many of their certificate programs available via completely remote classes. You do have to take proctored final exams, but everything else can be done from your home. … Continue reading UC Berkeley, Priorities, & Marshmallows