Author: robertrichman

Productivity Hack: Hack the Wifi

I’m at a coffee house, and the wifi is down. Awesome. No, seriously. Awesome! Now I can actually get stuff done. My friend Dawn, author of Small Footprint Family, had her internet connection go out completely at her house this week. A few hours la…

The Easy Way to Help the Homeless

I was not going to post this as it’s very personal to something I care about, but after I shared it with a good friend she was so convinced it’s a great technique that she encouraged me to share it. So here goes…The cause that always gets to me …

How to Save the World (Part 2)

In How to Save the World (Part 1) I described the underlying beliefs. Now I’ll get into the how. First, consider the idea that saving the world is not about “stopping” anything (e.g. Stop Poverty, stop cancer, stop violence, etc). The intentions b…

How to Save the World

I was obsessed with saving the world. In High School I would spend my spare time working at homeless shelters and soup kitchens. And I never would have said it at the time, but I hated every moment of it. But I felt I had to do it. I felt it was m…

Is TED the new Toastmasters?

Nathan Heller writes a brilliant piece on the TED talks in the New Yorker, asking the question, “Has a conference turned idea into an industry?” I’m sure you’ve seen many TED talks, such as Jill Bolte’s real-time description of witnessing her own …

Do you have a healthy sense of drama?

The word “drama” has gotten such a bad wrap. People say they want less drama in their lives and their relationships, and yet we emotionally crave it. Just take a look at our fascination with shows like Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Wire, The Sopranos …

Ideas and Execution

I asked my friend Chance what his best advice would be for me in writing a book. He said, “The best advice I can give you is the one piece you don’t want to hear… JUST WRITE IT… One idea fully executed is worlds better than a thousand great id…

The Prescription of the Big Cleanse

Okay, here’s the prescription, as discussed in previous posts. I recommend first reading Mastin’s original story behind the cleanse (Part 1, Part2, Part 3), and he’s is also available as a mentor through this. Then here’s the plan. For 30 Days… …

The Big Cleanse – Finale

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” ― Joseph Campbell The first two weeks were quite challenging, as I mentioned in the first big cleanse post. All the emotions, and not a single vice to suppress it. I found that a lot of tho…