This post was just supposed to just be my EconoMe talk. Here it is:The talk was great. It was one of the best moments of my 2021 and I'm a better person for having done it.But then I reflected a bit more and realized I had something else to say.Bucket List Items I Didn't Know I HadI think bucket lists are silly. It's good to have goals, but focusing on them … [Read more...] about Unexpected Bucket Lists
In my last post, I talked about speaking at EconoMe in Cincinnati. Today, I'll tell you a little bit more about the weekend.I always enjoy visits to the Midwest. I grew up in Chicagoland, so going back to the middle of the United States always feels like I'm returning home. But, I had never been to Cincinnati, so this was a new adventure.Cincinnati, EconoMe, and Skyline … [Read more...] about Cincinnati, EconoMe, And Skyline Chili
The past 7 days were crazy busy:DIY solar panels: On Wednesday, the electric utility came out to perform a final inspection on my solar system and I passed! My system is now connected to the grid and on most days, I'm putting back much more than I consume. DIYing solar panels took a lot of planning and labor, but it was a fun challenge and I'm happy to have done it. If … [Read more...] about Comfort Zones Are Where Dreams Go To Die
A quick note to tell you about recent online fun.Northstar UnpluggedWhile in Oaxaca hanging out with old friends, I also made some new ones. One of them was Kristen Rainey. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot talking to Kristen about architecture, sleep, goals, and books. Kristen invited me to be on her podcast and we had a pretty great conversation. Listen … [Read more...] about Northstar Unplugged And Diania Merriam/ Mile High FI
Want to know one of the best life tips for living a rewarding life? Here it is:Commit to projects that scare the shit out of you and make you deeply uncomfortable.Why? Growth doesn't happen when you stay safe in your comfort zone. Think about it. Extraordinary accomplishments require extraordinary effort and discomfort:Want to become a physician? You better study … [Read more...] about Meet Me At EconoMe!