Get to know me: My Top 10’s

In regards to me not having an entire 10 for a lot of these lists…It makes me sad. I guess I need to have more adventures, read more books, watch more movies, and learn new things that excite me! Also, I’m thinking about changing the name of this blog to “Retired until 35!” The new…

The last year of my 20’s

I turn 29 today and I’ve been very introspective about my goals for this final year in my 20’s.  I want to make this year about learning and experimenting.  If you’re wondering why I’m planning like this, it’s kinda like when the reporter in Forrest Gump asks, “Why are you running? Are you running for world peace?…. ”…

Thinking, Fast and Slow

This book is interesting, but  I suggest reading or listening to a summary (I like Blinkist) rather than taking the time to read the entire book.  It’s too long winded and scientific, and academic for me. SUMMARY: Human minds have 2 systems: System 1- Impulsive, instinctive automatic,  intuitive. This system is legacy of evolutionary past….

Tool for Titans

This is another Tim Ferriss bestselling book. Tim has become one of my favorite writers, podcasters, investors, and basically one of the first people I listen to and learn from in making life decisions. There is no single path to success. Learning from others expands your horizons and encourages you to continue working through failure,…

Weird Ideas That Work

I’ll keep this one short because it’s repetitive to a lot of the books I’ve read and posted on.A lot of the principles remind me of the The Rainforest. Innovation comes from constant innovation, often with frequent failures. Who companies should hire and how should they innovate: 1. Hire nonconformists 2. Penalize for inaction, NOT…

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Here’s my summary, mostly based off of a new app I just started using: Blinkist. I’m not going to fully endorse it yet, but in the 2 hours I’ve spent on it I really love it. It’s basically a database of very good Sparknotes for self improvement and business type books, articles, etc.  Anyways, the…

Defeat Mega-Agents. Book Notes

This book is for Real Estate Sales People. If you’re not one, stop reading and find something better. lol If you are a Realtor, and you’re willing to act outside the box and experiment with new ideas for lead gen, I highly suggest this book. It helps get the creative juices flowing. The value in…

Stanford & Y Combinator Startup School

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m going to back school for a reason that’s NOT partying. lol. Stanford University & Y Combinator have joined forces, along with many Silicon Valley CEO’s, founders, and powerful minds in the Startup world to offer free online education. Here’s the link: https://www.startupschool.org/ Here’s a link to my notes…

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

After reading this book twice, I’ve decided to only recommend it to people are currently and actively starting a business.  It’s way too in depth and checklist style for someone like me taking a couple years away from full time business. That being said, it’s great for someone in the processing of starting a business…

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Three parts to this book: How habits emerge within individual lives. Exploring the neurology of habit formation. How to build new habits and change old ones.   Main Take Aways:   Central Argument: Habits can be changed, if we understand how they work. Habits as they are technically defined: the choices that all of us…

Changing my Blogger Brand – Feedback Encouraged!

I’m going to change my blog title and content focus. I still sell Real Estate, always will, and just closed a deal last week despite being out of the country for 5 months, but too many people write about Real Estate… It’s stale. So I’m going to transition my blog into focusing on my current…

Bjarke Ingels:A Revolutionary Architect

Bjarke Ingels is an architect extraordinaire from Denmark. He focuses on making structures that are sustainable and add to the enjoyment of people’s lives. His list of projects are very impressive and include Google’s Corporate Headquarter and consulting on Two World Trade Center in NYC. He says “The interesting thing about architecture and urbanism is that…

DUI’s in Cali: Be Informed

I got a DUI in 2013…Well, technically a wet ‘n reckless. BOTTOM LINE: Don’t drink and dive. EVER. It’s not worth the risk to yourself or to others. If you ever need a ride, call an Uber. If you can’t afford one, CALL ME. This is what I learned from the situation. I have no…