ian smith

for those who are ready to seize initiative. to chase their dreams, step out in faith, pursue real relationships, go on adventures, and write new and better stories with their lives.

seattle, wa
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May 31, 2017

maximize misery

maximize misery

I don't know who doesn't enjoy CGP Grey's stuff on Youtube. But he really hit it out of the park with this video. It gives you step by step instructions on how to

May 31, 2017

go make a cold call

go make a cold call

TMBA is one of my can't miss podcasts. On a recent episode, they interviewed John Logar in the best conversation about sales I've ever heard. Awesome overview of how to build a funnel,

May 19, 2017

coke habit

coke habit

This video was posted on reddit a few days ago. It more or less sums up my own relationship with sugary caffeinated sodas. I love the visitation of migrans. Very well done. Coke

May 18, 2017

make history

make history

Winston Churchill sitting in Hitler's chair. Does it get any better than that? This is one of my favorite photos. Such a powerful image and profound reversal of fortunes. History will be kind

May 17, 2017

john cleese on creativity

john cleese on creativity

You may know John Cleese as one of the iconic creativity minds behind Monty Python, or as an actor in films like Die Another Day (he played Q?), The World Is Not Enough

Feb 5, 2017

This is revolution

This is revolution

I believe our political leaders have two kinds of power over us. The first is the power of the State : where men (and women) with guns show up and compel us to conform

Nov 10, 2016

The state-god is dead.

The state-god is dead.

Long live the state-god! Eight years ago I saw, heard, and read the terror and depression of nearly half the population as America elected the most progressive oriented President we've had since FDR,

Jul 1, 2016

the way I heard it

the way I heard it

Easily my favorite Discovery Channel show of all time has to be Dirty Jobs. I love it because it celebrates hard work. It profiles amazing folks who went left when the world all

Jun 14, 2016

the hero's choice

the hero's choice

Rereading the Fellowship of the Ring this fine spring I've been struck by Frodo's journey as the hero of the story. Most particularly, how there is very little of said journey at the

Jun 1, 2016

how do you get stuck?

how do you get stuck?

No one wants to feel trapped - or overwhelmed. And yet in this modern age we all feel that way, a lot. What causes this feeling of being stuck? And what can you

May 31, 2016

solid gold: watch your wallet

solid gold: watch your wallet

My number one life hack for men: move your wallet! A simple change with a profound impact. As discussed by such lofty and varied sources as The New York Times and Jerry Seinfeld,