Lessons from Stan Lee and Marvel

The Mission Newsletter, 11/13/18 “With great power comes great responsibility.” ―Stan Lee Life, Business, and Storytelling Lessons… 20 Storytelling Lessons We Can Learn from Marvel “From the launch of the Human Torch in 1939 to the more recent debut of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel has been telling stories of fantastic, amazing, and incredible heroes for over 75 years. […]

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When Distraction is a Good Thing

Is distraction a curse or a blessing? Not giving full attention to what we should be doing makes us miss deadlines, fail classes, and crash into other drivers. Distraction certainly has a price. Nonetheless, we love our distractions! Social media, spectator sports, movies, books, TV shows, the news, video games — what would we do without them? Clearly, […]

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Your Call to Adventure

This is The Story…of how a young man turned his suffering into one of the greatest novels ever written. He was born into poverty. By age 14, he had lost both parents. Left with only one brother, he was taken in by a local priest. The priest was a good man and taught the young boys the power […]

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Rethinking How We Measure Productivity

The Mission Newsletter, 11/9/18 “It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.” ―Michael Grant Fresh Out of the Oven… Willpower Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Key to Being More Productive According to Neuroscience. “Instead of blindly executing one task after another as it appeared […]

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Forget Your Stock Options. This 1 Thing Is the Key to Choosing Your Next Job

NakedPoppy Instagram Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to work at some pretty cool companies. Yes, two of them tanked; not the outcome anyone writes home about. 🙂 But three were acquired by brands like Apple and Amazon, and three successfully went public. This has led some people to ask how I “choose companies so well.” […]

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