Entries by Bob

Want To Be Happier? Depend On Yourself More.

Every once in a while I come across a book that blows me away and completely shifts my point of view. One such book is Beyond Success and Failure: Ways to Self-Reliance and Maturity. The book discusses problems that are at the root of a lot of unhappiness in our daily lives and offers solutions for overcoming these problems. What […]


Visualizing Your Way To A Better Life

One thing I’ve struggled with much of my life is long-term goal setting. I knew that long-term goals would help structure my life but I would often get tripped up with problems I hit along the way. Lately I’ve been experimenting with a technique that’s much more visual, and it’s been working beautifully.

Slow The F*ck Down

Modern life is busy. Insanely busy. However, much of the craziness is self-imposed. Or at we least passively allow it to continue. You do have the power to reign it in you know… Turn off the TV. Don’t check Facebook. Turn off email notifications. Check emails and texts every few hours instead of constantly. Delay responding to […]

Split Teams Don’t Have To Give You A Splitting Headache

Working on a team that’s split between two or more locations can pose many challenges and can be made worse when management doesn’t recognize the inherent problems introduced. Split teams aren’t simply one team in two locations; they are essentially two teams with different work cultures that happen to have the same goal.

Niche sites are out. Niche-authority sites are in.

In the last week I’ve learned more about niche site building, nullified some theories and refined others. The net result is that I’ve decided to switch from a ‘niche site’ building strategy to one of ‘niche-authority site’ building. This shift not only makes sense because of my personal sensibilities, but I think it makes sense […]