The Lost Art of Making Stuff

Growing up my brother and I spent a lot of time outdoors. Cruising the streets on our bikes, climbing down sewerage tunnels, putting food on train tracks to watch it explode, playing ball with the rest of the neighborhood kids, riding to the library to get the next Hardy Boys book, using elaborate techniques to …

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The Curse of Being Selfish

There comes a point in life when you realize if you don’t start getting your act together, it’s never going to happen. The truth is, the older you get the harder it is to change. Habits become more entrenched and the will to change weakens. I had this cold revelation several weeks back when I …

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Let Others Feel the Weight of Your Convictions

There is nothing more pathetic than a man with a lack of strong convictions. Someone who is continually swayed by the opinions of others. Whose ‘beliefs’ falter at the slightest hint of opposition or questioning. To live in such a manner is not living, it is merely existing. One of the critical aspects of becoming …

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So You Dropped the Ball? Make Sure You do This!

As many of you know I have a weekly newsletter I produce unique content for. If you haven’t already, you can join it here. Last week the deadline was fast approaching and I didn’t know what I was going to talk about. Plus I had a busy weekend ahead, our bathroom renovation was in full …

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Forget Mediocre, Aim for Greatness!

Seems everywhere I go nowadays kids are told to be mediocre. Don’t be too good at something. Don’t get overly excited or enthusiastic. Just blend into the crowd. Fit into a nice little mould we have for you. The rationale behind this appears to be so those kids who are slightly less motivated don’t feel …

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