Category: Things I Think

Thinking Thursday…

Isn’t the Blog title great? I’ll bet I could make that my personal brand and send a newsletter out each week on Thursday and thousands and thousands of people would subscribe and wait on their weekly dose of amazing stuff from Don. Like this…

Fearlessness, Jealousy

Read the title of this blog? How do these feelings tie together? I’m going to keep this short because I want you to use your time here (visiting my blog) to watch the video below. It’s 2-minutes and 45-seconds, and worth watching if “jealousy”…

Be a Beacon

This morning, I sat through a fascinating lecture by Bob Kernan of jacapps (an app developer) and I sorta made a spectacle of myself during the Q&A (I swore I would play it low-key). That’s not really the point of this blog. You know…

Risk Taking

Am I a risk-taker? Are you? Do you want to be a risk-taker? Do I? Was I a risk-taker at one point? On a scale of 1 to 10, with “10” being the riskiest most fearless person and 1 being the least, where do…

Fear, Loathing, Hesitation, and Whining

I’m not a firefighter. I’m not a cop. I’m not serving in our military and I’m not deployed to a war zone. I’m not a tight-rope walker. Why do I bring this up? I listened to Tim Ferriss’s recent Podcast titled, “How to Overcome…

A Weekend Thought on Happiness

I went into the weekend with a plan. Here’s that plan. Wake up early and exercise hard. Enjoy coffee after the workout. Make breakfast for my kids. Clean the kitchen. Straighten up the house. Work on a “green screen” with my son. Get the…

If You’re Not First, You’re Winning

I told my eight-year-old (daughter) that I think she might be getting a new bike this summer … her 10-year-old brother’s old bike, actually. “But it’s black and it’s a boy’s bike,” she said. I told her that’s the downfall of being last (born),…

I Won Christmas!

I won Christmas. But not in the same way I usually win Christmas, which I usually measured statistically with measurable metrics like “most gifts” and “cost of gifts” and “percentage of list.” But not this year. This year, I measured it in here (pointing to…

Uncluttering

Every now and then, a guy like me, Mr. Inbox Zero, suddenly wakes up to find he has way too much going on and too much clutter in his life. And that “clutter” can be on my desk, in my car, in my bedroom,…

Imagination is a Wonderful Thing

There’s dust on the furniture on this blog and it smells of spoiled food (I think I left a half-eaten Jimmy John’s sub behind the cabinet …thankfully not a tuna sub). It’s kinda embarrassing because I still consider myself a “blogger”, but if I’m…

Things I Think: Big Difference Between Proud and Happy

When it comes to kids and sports, I have strong opinions on things. First, it’s my belief, after 8 years of coaching  soccer with 4 different teams, and helping coach baseball for 4 seasons, and having played soccer myself (after genetics dictated I was…

Things I Think: A Rent Control Scam for a Century

It’s been a while since I had random thoughts. Random thoughts used to keep me going. If I understand “rent control”, it’s something that happens in Manhattan. Or maybe all of New York. I mostly know about it through sitcoms and films set in…