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March 22, 2020

15,000 Days Left or… Why I Dance

“Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.” – William Hazlitt The average lifespan of a male in the U.S. is about 76 years. I’m 42. That means I have a bit over 15,000 days left assuming I live an average life. Granted, several people on my Dad’s side lived long after 76. My grandfather, Robert, was something like 96 […]
November 28, 2019

You are where you are supposed to be.

I admit it — that’s odd to think about. You are exactly where you’re supposed to be. And, I can hear you, like the voice in my own head, saying no, no I’m not. I am not supposed to be here. I am supposed to be in a better place, a different place. I can feel your heart beating faster, wanting to […]
August 16, 2019

INFJ and Type 5 – What you need to know about me so that you can know about you.

Hi, I’m Jason. I’m an INFJ on the Myers Briggs personality survey. I’m also a Type 5 on the Enneagram. That makes me complicated, I think! I encourage you to research personalities if you aren’t sure what yours is. INFJs are a fraction of the population. That makes us hard to understand. We circle the room, attempting to find the people […]
January 16, 2019

On Fish and Fulfillment

I enjoyed playing in a local stream as a kid – catching fish and other creatures. I’m sure I also terrorized them in my ignorant pursuit to understand their world. That curiosity was passed on to my daughter. A couple years ago we bought a catfish – about 4 inches long. We watched as it explored, learned when food was […]
November 16, 2018

On Obsessiveness and Other Great Qualities

I was talking with a friend to get a personal reference for someone I had met during the course of doing business. This person I had met, we’ll call him Robert. It’s hard to find out what a person is really like until you’ve worked with him. So, came the personal reference question to my friend, “what do you know […]
September 18, 2018

Reflections on Stress

I’ve lived with stress my entire life. You likely have, too. I’ve not done much to avoid it. I mean, I said I have, but I can only think of really one time in my working life that I made a real effort to avoid stress. That was when I stopped working. I sold my company I had spent eight […]
August 28, 2018

Boost productivity by being selective

Do you know the game Farmville? It was launched on Facebook a few years ago and allowed the player to create an online farm complete with virtual livestock and plants. I like games that allow me to build virtual things (like SimCity), and so I naturally ignored my inner caution and started playing Farmville. I virtually tilled, planted, and fed my animals. […]