Good Morning Amigo, Monday morning. Rise and shine. Grab your cup of joe and let's go! Feature Read of the Week: "The Tyranny of Convenience" by Tim Wu, as featured in The New York Times. "What happens to human experience when so many obstacles and impediments and requirements and preparations have been removed? Today’s cult of … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: The Tyranny of Convenience
Greetings From California Amigos, As this Mailbag hits your inbox, I’d like you to imagine the dust flying off in transit — ’tis been a while since we last convened here! I am currently on the tail end of a West Coast road trip that went something like this: Calgary -> Vancouver -> Seattle -> … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: Brew, Sip, Think, Repeat.
Hola Amigo, Fill up your cup of joe and let's go. What I'm Reading / Watching: Savages by Ryan Holiday. A good reminder that its okay to unleash your inner beast and look like a fool in the gym because you leave a trail of sweat dripping behind you or write / study so much … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: Embrace Your Inner Savage
Hola Amigo, Fill up your cup of joe and let's go. What I'm Reading / Watching: If Self Discipline Feels Difficult, Then You're Doing it Wrong by Mark Manson. I'm still going to be reading this one a few times this week as I haven't fully unwrapped and digested it for all its worth. Why? … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: Left Foot, Right Foot.
Hola Amigo, Fill up your cup of joe and let's go. Kaitlyn Osmond Fight to Skate Again. This is an insanely powerful clip of an athlete I've always known about but frankly, never knew much about her story. "Unless you’ve had a failure that has literally taken what you know away from you, you don’t … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: The Pursuit of Performance or Happiness
Hola Amigo, Fill up your cup of joe and let's go. This is a really interesting read courtesy of a professional colleague of my favorite university professor at Dalhousie. The man goes by the name of Jeff Swsytun and lives in Toronto as a marketing & brand consultant. I have not met him but hope … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: Compete to Create
Hola Amigo, Fill up your cup of joe and let's go. #MikeTime this week produced a reflection of sorts on my entrepreneurial ambitions running 4th Line Grind and building Eggnite in a piece called "Career Capital over Courage". Career Capital over Courage Over the Christmas holidays, I delved into the audiobook “So Good They Can’t … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: Career Capital over Courage
Hola Amigo, Is your coffee hot? If so, let's get rolling. Mike's Mailbag is up & running in 2019 under the notion of giving more 7/10's. More on that below... But first, just one clip for the week, some background on the "Foundational Five" pillars behind Mike's Mailbag, and my opening thoughts for the year … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: When 7/10 is Better than 10/10.
Gooooood Morning, Let's get down to it! "How do we make sure that the story we're telling ourselves is in alignment with what actually did happen?" - Oprah Winfrey in conversation to Brene Brown. Ahhhh, the topic of self-narratives and the stories we tell ourselves. I think the rationalized internal dialogue floating around our brains … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: The Mysterious Case of the Peloton
Happy Saturday Amigos, Diving right in... Seth Godin. The man behind the altMBA, The Icarus Deception and engine of thought leadership in the marketing world, personal branding, and education space. What strikes me most about Seth's outlook on the world is his creativity, originality and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom to the "nth" degree. This … Continue reading Mike’s Mailbag: Overcoming Willpower with a Personal Operating System