net worth

[Finance Update] Net Worth Q2 2016

  Each quarter of the year, I’ll be publishing updates on my own finances including my net worth, income, and expenses. I do this for two reasons. First, it’s essential to track this information. It’s valuable to me to have some accountability in my financial decisions and to keep track of it. Without knowing this information and actively looking at it, it becomes easy to slip and make less-than-ideal choices. Tracking my net worth and expenses will help me avoid mistakes and help make the most use out of my money. Second, I believe it will be valuable to you […]

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Phillip Jo of Macro Conscious

[Interview] Personal Growth and Imagining Bigger (with Phillip Jo)

Photo by Ien Chi I met Phillip roughly six years ago while we were in college together. Phillip is one of those people whose aura and words make you want to absorb everything he has to say. He’s an incredibly fun guy to be around because he radiates positive energy. Recently, he’s stepped into the entrepreneur pond, building the company Macro Conscious with his co-founder Andrew Erickson. Every time I speak with Phillip, I have an amazing conversation and leave with marvelous insights. I’m excited to share our conversation with you. Me: What do you do? How long have you […]

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Make Small Changes. Get Better Results.

[Podcast] One Small Step Episode 6: Appreciate The Little Things

Big goals are great for putting things in perspective, but too much focus on the big picture makes goals feel far away and impossible to achieve. Make sure to put more focus on the smaller steps necessary to achieve them.   Related: The Power of Gratitude Start Small. Start Now. On Following Your Passion (with Sarah Jessica Dunn)   Intro Theme: Over Time by Vibe Tracks Outro Theme: Bright Future by Silent Partner   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me this week! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it. Also, please leave an honest review for One Small Step on […]

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Make Small Changes. Get Better Results.

[Podcast] One Small Step Episode 5: Why You Should Fail More

Have you ever thought that failure could be a positive force in your life? The word “fail” is treated like a dirty word that keeps us from making mistakes, but could fear of failure be keeping you from being great?   Related: 5 Lessons I Learned The Hard Way My Greatest Mistake (And 6 Lessons I Learned) Your Comfort Zone and You   Intro Theme: Over Time by Vibe Tracks Outro Theme: Bright Future by Silent Partner   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me this week! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it. Also, please leave an honest review […]

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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

[Book Review] The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Summary In his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius contemplates many things about life and the self – it’s a classical book on philosophy. He ponders questions about why we do the things we do and tries to give an explanation of these occurrences from his point of view. While some of the ideas and suggestions may be outdated, there are many timeless, useful nuggets of insight that make this a book worth reading. What can I learn from this book? This book will make you think: about yourself, your values, and life around you. Simply, this book presents Marcus Aurelius’ views on […]

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Make Small Changes. Get Better Results.

[Podcast] One Small Step Episode 4: How to Say No

  The word “no” is a powerful tool that can save you much time and stress. Learn how you can make the best use of this word without sounding like a scrooge and why you should be saying “no” more.   Related: Decisions Made Easy: The Power of Prioritizing   Intro Theme: Over Time by Vibe Tracks Outro Theme: Bright Future by Silent Partner   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me this week! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it. Also, please leave an honest review for One Small Step on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They help others […]

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Alexandra Van Dyck

[Interview] Alexandra Van Dyck

I’ve known Alexandra for the past few years. I met her shortly after I began my first job in sales – I was immediately impressed. She was – and still is – one of the top salespeople in the region, and she carries herself with an air of confidence and infectious positivity. To date, she is responsible for an impressive amount of revenue for Cutco. Because of her, I have learned much professionally, and she remains to be an inspiration for me to strive towards my goals and continually keep improving myself.   Me: What do you do? How long […]

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Make Small Changes. Get Better Results.

[Podcast] One Small Step Episode 3: Want Something? Ask.

You’d be surprised by how much you can accomplish just by asking. You’d be surprised how much people are willing to give and contribute to your success.   Related: [Book Review] Getting to Yes   Intro Theme: Over Time by Vibe Tracks Outro Theme: Bright Future by Silent Partner   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me this week! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it. Also, please leave an honest review for One Small Step on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They help others find the show, do matter in rankings, and I read each and every one of them. If […]

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Make Small Changes. Get Better Results.

[Podcast] One Small Step Episode 2: The Power of 5 Minutes

Sometimes goals can be intimidating because they seem so large that you just have no idea how to get started. It’s easier than you think! Break up those goals into small chunks and work on them, 5 minutes at a time.   Related: My Detailed Goals Goal Setting 101 (7 Tips for Greater Success) Start Small. Start Now.   Intro Theme: Over Time by Vibe Tracks Outro Theme: Bright Future by Silent Partner   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me this week! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it. Also, please leave an honest review for One Small Step […]

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Achieving Goals

[Update] June 2016 Goals

Time for a check-in! Every month, I detail some of my goals and the progress I’ve made on them. Here, I focus on the most immediate goals – the ones I want to accomplish within the year. While some long-term goals may show up in one form or another, I focus on the individual milestones each goal in these posts. I’ve divided my goals into six major groups here, even though I usually use more, specific groups when I write down my goals. For each one, I’ve written my overall progress and progress since the last month. I encourage you to write down your goals […]

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