A Few Simple Rules About How I Roll in Business and Life

These rules tend to serve me pretty well.  If you like them, feel free to swipe them and make them your own.

Keep things simple!

Stay focused on the things that TRULY make you happy.  There’s enough “noise” out there.  Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be.  This is about building a simple, happy, stress-free life.

Be authentic, transparent & human!

Remember when we just talked to each other?  Remember when we were who we were and didn’t have to pretend to be something, or someone, else?  Remember when we did the right thing and were honest with one another?  Let’s be like that again.

Question everything!

That doesn’t mean be a rebel or a punk or to question everything for the sake of questioning.  It means THINK . . . something we’ve stopped doing.  Ask yourself, “Does this make sense?”  If it does, cool.  Accept it.  If it doesn’t, question it.  Don’t accept anything just because someone said that’s the way it is or that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

You don’t need permission!

You’ve heard the saying, “It’s better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission.”  Well, rarely in life to you need to ask for either.  Stop asking and just do.

There’s no magic pill!

But you already knew that.  Think about it.  Every successful person you know got there by working their ass off.  No shortcuts and no magic pills.  So just stop looking for one and be ready to work your ass off for a short time so you can reap the benefits for a long time.

Have fun and play!

As much as this blog is about business, simplicity, etc. it’s also about pulling your head out of your ass (it happens to all of us) and realize it’s okay for business to be fun and for us to love what we do!  Stop taking yourself so seriously.  When you think you’ve got it bad, guess what, you’ve still got it pretty damn good.  This is about keeping perspective.  And in the words of Kurt Vonnegut, “I tell you, we are here on earth to fart around, and don’t let anyone tell you different.”