In my life I’ve learned that living a life built on fostering daily purpose and meaning is a team effort. My team consists of a wide cast of people, but also a variety of tools that allows me to make my time, focus and money work harder for me.
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The only book I read every single year. For me, no book has better-provoked my own reflection on what the human experience can be than this one.
Favorite quote: “You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience.”
Many people interpret it differently, but I have always seen it as a poignant reminder of the various forms of love and loss that we all must face.
Favorite quote: “And the boy loved the tree…….very much. And the tree was happy.”
Discovering my WHY, HOW, and WHAT was an important milestone in my personal growth journey.
Favorite quote: “Working hard for something we do not care about is called stress, working hard for something we love is called passion.”
This website is my business and the following tools power the critical infrastructure behind the scenes.
The following are films that have either changed how I see the world or have directly impacted my life. Click here to browse all the movies I’m watching.
A beautifully moving story that demonstrates how life can be unfair and cruel but having hope and a dream is a powerful weapon.
Favorite quote: “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
With each passing year it becomes a more valuable reminder of the dangers of in-authenticity and the importance of being true to ourselves.
Favorite quote: “Somebody help me, I’m being spontaneous!”
Organization is not one of my strengths. These tools go a long way in helping me keep track of my thoughts and work.
Part task manager, part note-taker, part web clipper, and so much more. Notion is hard to explain, but once you dive into its various applications, you’ll be hardpressed to remember how you lived without it. (free + paid plans)
My brain processes information best when there are bolded words, bullet points, and headers and subheaders. Workflowy is a tool that provides me a simple way to organize my most complex projects. (free + paid plans)
It’s so easy to lose track of time if you don’t properly schedule it.
I love having a good old fashioned calendar around. I’m a planner and I like being able to schedule my time at the daily, weekly, and monthly levels. Google Calendar can do just that AND sync across all my devices. (free)
My version of ideal travel involves good hiking, great views, and delicious food. All the tools below are essential for helping me plan and enjoy all my trips.
AllTrails is an app/website must for anyone who loves hiking. All hikes can be filtered by location, distance, altitude gained, popularity, etc. so chances are it can find your next favorite hike. (free + paid plans)
Anytime I go off the beaten path I rely on Gaia GPS for my map needs. It has the best collection of layers available to cover all my topographic, nautical, and historical needs. (free + paid plans)
When I need to find out the quickest way to get somewhere: Google Maps. When I need to find a vegetarian restaurant that has more than 4.5 stars: Google Maps. When I need to create a custom map for my next road trip: Google Maps. If I could only have one app on my smartphone: Google Maps. (free)