People think in problems. For example, "I'm hungry. What are my options." Ok? So with this in mind - what option are you offering? Why do people go to you? Problem leads to options leads to a person going to an option, not necessarily a solution. Right now, we are looking at this business. We thought originally questions like: Who are the ideal customer? How can we form relationships with them? Who buys the service of a mechanical engineer? And, it...

If you follow my personal Facebook page, you’ld see that I just deactivated it. I get tired of caring about people that don’t care about themselves, and needed to recharge by reconnecting in reality. But, you see it – it doesn’t have to be this way. The business owners that are killing it these days are not just promoting one image on their Facebook or social media and then an incongruent image...

I looked at the computer and his response, and I froze.  I had said not to make an event with alcohol. I told him that it wasn't what the group was about. But, that's exactly what happened. There on the calendar was an event to go drinking that had happened yesterday. And, so I wrote him and asked, "what do you think I should do?" And here in front of me was...

Ran into a coworker today on my way to Zona Norte. We gave each other Saludos, and she asked, "where are you going?" "To Zona Norte to walk Calle Coahuila. When I get stuck in my writing, I walk it for ideas." I'm not sure if this is true or BULLSHIT, but it's what I tell myself and I do get good writing out of it. So today, I'm walking down Coahuila, looking for women...

Sitting here in a small café en El Cacho, Tijuana. It's an upscale, fun, trendy part of the city. Getting ready for my teriyaki sandwich with potatoes salad and an agua fresca. The gentleman asked me if I speak English, I said “no”. He asked then where am I from. “umm… Aleman”. There was a slight pause, I wondered if he would start speaking German and I'd be basically fucked. He then proceeded to talk in Spanish. I...

I got this new catch phrase that I've been telling myself: Irrational Optimism. It's a noun, or maybe an adjective, regardless, it's the OVERRIDING belief that SHIT's going to work out. Somehow, and it's going to be FUCKING AWESOME. In the last post, I talk about the two traits of successful people: 1. Belief that the future's going to be better 2. Belief that the future's achievable In the housing boom of the '90s, a catchphrase...

I heard there's a cheap torta place near the cathedral on 2nd in the corner. So that's where I just was. Walking around looking for it like a man looks for water when his hair is on fire. Does it matter? Yes, no, I'm a little hungry. It would be FUCKING AWESOME to find the place. But does it REALLY matter? Yes. It's cheap food. Every dollar I spend on food is a dollar...

Right by the intersection of Diego Rivera and Taboada in Zona Rio, Tijuana, there's a group of people selling cactus. Why does this matter? You see, I was driving by yesterday on my way to work and I noticed something.  There was a girl with big hoop earrings in. She was basically saying, "Yo, my job today is to sell cactus. And, Fuck it, I'm going to look good." She wasn't letting the task...

What if you had no boss, no timelines, no schedule, no… No constraints. What would you do? Because that’s the situation I find myself in. I guess it makes sense to back up a little bit first. I grew up on a small horse farm in rural Virginia about an hour South of DC. I spent my life riding my mountain bike, listening to records (or “vinyl”) and reading.  It was laid-back. I was...

So here I am at Café Praga off Revolucion in downtown Tijuana at 10:15pm. Writing. 10:15 is interesting. It also happens to be my birthday - October 15th. In a weird sense, it reminds me that I am alive. It reminds me ...

Everything can change, today, by starting on THAT.

You're going to get 24 hours today

How will you use it? Do something that matters today, yo!