Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Non-fiction works that allow me to explore new ideas, themes, or thoughts that I try to apply to everything else in my life.

The Armed Forces Officer 2017 Edition

While the 2017 version is not as entertaining as the 1950 version, there are still numerous reminders found within The Armed Forces Officer manual published by the National Defense University Press. It is interesting and a little disheartening to me … Continue reading

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“12 Rules for Life” Opening Thoughts

Much, much more to follow. This is just the beginning of some new thoughts on Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life.” I’ve jumped in feet first and am excited to see what more comes from this book. You can buy … Continue reading

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“Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame. Continue reading

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“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#ck” by Mark Manson

This book moved me because it addresses many of the issues we all face today, namely distraction and inundation by the “exceptional” things around us. On social media we only post the best parts of our lives, or the parts … Continue reading

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“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown: Part Two

Please check out Part One of my excerpts here. This is a powerful book. After completing this book I’ve re-evaluated not just my past decisions but I now view my future decisions in a different light. Anytime I expend resources such as time, money, effort, etc., the decision has to pass the question of whether […]

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“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown: Part One

This book really made an impact on me. Distilling the minutiae out of our lives and focusing on the few things that are really important can have a tremendous effect on our well-being. We all get caught up in trying to do to much and in doing so, fail to dedicate ourselves to just a […]

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part Three

When you lurch from one thing to the next, constantly scheming, or reacting to incoming fire, the mind gets exhausted. You get sloppy and make bad decisions. I could see how the counterintuitive act of stopping, even for a few … Continue reading

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