Category Archives for Mindset

Why the closer parking spot actually costs you time

Here’s a quick experiment I ran, and it proves why deliberately going the long way can actually be more efficient: You’ve seen people jockeying for position in a parking lot, bypassing open spots to get marginally closer to the door. So I thought to myself, “Does it actually take more time to wait for a […]

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The eSports industry will exceed $1B in revenue in 2019. Here’s why you should care

The eSports industry (people watching other people play video games) is estimated to exceed $1 billion in revenue in 2019, per Forbes. Why should you care? Here’s why: Regardless of what you like to watch (other people playing video games, other people playing soccer, other people playing poker), you have a distinct appreciation for those things that the […]

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Childlike curiosity – a lesson from Seth Godin

I exchanged emails with Seth Godin, author of 18 bestselling books, about his research process regarding human behavior, and here was his reply verbatim – — thanks Spencer I notice things saw the line wondered asked. — A little backstory: after hearing Seth’s interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast, I asked him specifically about a […]

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I HAVE to go to work vs I GET to go to work

Here’s a phrase I’m striving to eliminate from my vocabulary – “I have to…” This occured to me recently in speaking to my children. I used to say things like the following, whether to the kids, peers, or colleagues: “I have to go to work.” “I have to go to a meeting.” “I have to […]

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