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

My Imposter Syndrome Controls Me

On Wednesday evening, I attended a short writing workshop with the author Mark Matousek. It was quite impactful for a one and a half hour workshop. The very first question he asked was “write about something you tell yourself that you know isn’t true”. Instantly I knew that I had to write about my Imposter syndrome.  I’ve been battling Imposter Syndrome my entire career. I’m … Continue reading My Imposter Syndrome Controls Me


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