Strong start to 2014

  I’m starting this year off strong. Usually at the beginning of a new year I look to correct the course my life has been on over the past 12 months. My ‘resolutions’ are typically the same as anyone else’s at that time of year – Join a gym, lose some weight, save more money … Continue reading

Plan | Save | Repeat

There are those who say money can buy happiness, but I question whether that is really true. Indeed there is a certain point where money does make life easier, but does it make you happier? How much money would it take to be happy? Researchers at Princeton set out to find what that number was. Surprisingly, the number they … Continue reading

My Goals | The Progress Report

My goals for the year are pretty straight forward. Basically in a nutshell I want to: Train like an athlete. Eat like a nutritionist. Sleep like a baby, and save like a financial planner. I’m not doing too bad. But so far it’s been a little more like: Train like a semi-pro athlete. Eat like … Continue reading


The book Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one of my favorites and Project 40’s philosophy was developed from the lessons of this book. Sometimes I need to remind myself of those lessons so I’m always focused on success. “ I will take every opportunity to surround myself with images of what success means to me: Get … Continue reading

Sharper State of Mind | Revisiting my goals for the next decade

“The average man reaches the period of his greatest capacity to create between forty and sixty. The years between forty and fifty are as a rule the most fruitful. Man should approach this age, not with fear and trembling, but with hope and eager anticipation.”  Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich With the start of … Continue reading

Flying Solo | New York, allow me to reintroduce myself

The year was 2005. The San Antonio Spurs were NBA champions. The New England Patriots were kings of the NFL. Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the world lost the comic genius of Richard Pryor. It short, 2005 was a very bad year. It was personally a very bad year also. I was in an unhappy relationship. … Continue reading

This is how grown men sets goals | Patrick’s Goals Continued

Well, it’s taken some time, but I have finally completed my Goals post. I turned 40 almost a month ago. I don’t feel any different physically but I have had some time to reflect on what is important to me going forward. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of … Continue reading

I’m not afraid to share… this is my Mission Statement

Back in the summer of 2001 I began working on my personal brand. I wanted to clearly map out the person I wanted to be and what I wanted to represent. The first step in this process was to come up with a personal mission statement. I’ve never shared this with anyone, but I feel … Continue reading


Yawn. I was on the subway this morning and noticed a woman yawn. Immediately I felt like I needed to yawn. I did. Then I looked around and a few other people were yawning. It’s funny how contagious that is. One tired woman riding the subway to work yawns and influences an entire subway car … Continue reading