Publications I read

List of the things I read: WSJFinancial TimesBloombergHBRTwitter feedNews OutletsEntrepreneursSearcher Funds I limit the volume I read. I'm mostly interested in interest rate, inflation, financing... topics that revolve around the SMB and M&A fields. I'm very selective with the books I read. I feel that reading is mostly a crutch people use to pretend they [...]

Measure to Accomplish

Tracking dietary, performance and sleep metrics is a very new concept to me. The rigid requirement has always been a turn off and the amount of work required makes consistency hard. Starting slow, tracking my sleep has been helpful and now taking notes on performance metrics has shown to be helpful in visualizing my growth. [...]

Raising Men Notes

Book about Navy SEAL Training and fatherhood Never quit. "We all trip on our dicks from time to time. It's not about perfection. It's about learning from our mistakes and picking ourselves up when we fall down." Training is really quite basic and primitive. "Just do the work, and the work works." "Identify any sliver [...]

The only business book I need

It's not Security Analysis, Intelligent Investor, Business Adventures, or any of the other books entrepreneurs read. It's not a how to book, it's not an accounting book, it's a memoir. When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead by Jerry Weintraub has been my favorite indirect business book. Jerry Weintraub was one of the world's [...]

Engineering Mindset / My Foundation

As a kid building was an activity that I often enjoyed. Building lego sets mostly without the instructions was fun and challenging. I couldn't stop building stuff. Lego guns, planes, buildings, and anything my imagination could stir up. I lost that growing up. At 25, I see myself getting passionate about building. This year has [...]

Focus on a few things.

Month and a half left in this year. My focus is on building my home services company. Also, launching Lumber Project with a friend. Can't spend time on much things outside of these companies. The goal is to explore acquisition targets for the second quarter of 22. I'm moving everyday out of my comfort zone [...]

Cold Calls

I'm getting more and more comfortable performing cold calls. Honestly, it's best to have the the understanding that most people will reject you and that's not failure. Getting over the psychological fear of rejection and understanding that if you don't make the calls necessary to achieve your goal you will regret not taking action. Now, [...]

Cus D’Amato

Iron Ambition by Mike Tyson is one of the greatest books I've ever read on mindset. It's in large part due to Cus D'Amato. I reread the first 5 chapters frequently because those chapter have some of the greatest principles a high performer needs whether they're an athlete or a businessman. 85% of boxing (business) [...]

Is Farmland The Next Step?

"Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over."- Mark Twain Since last year I have actively been leading my family's real estate business. The more and more I see valuations in my area and more importantly the standard of living, the more I'm drawn to a simpler life. The life provided here seems inorganic. [...]

Athletics and the Classics

What was behind the greatest warriors of history? What was ingrained in every being of their fabric that allowed them to conquer themselves? Conquer the world? The honor, education and character of leaders today have changed dramatically from the times before. Even the athletic world is much different. Maybe I'm an old soul. When I [...]