Your Reputation Precedes You

I play guitar for an artist named Dylan Bloom. He's one of the most popular independent country acts in the midwest. Almost every week he sends me text messages asking if I’m available to play gigs with him. In addition to playing with Dylan, I play guitar for my church, and on occasion, other churches … Continue reading Your Reputation Precedes You

Books of 2020

2020 wasn't a great year for a lot of things, but it was a good year for my reading list. This year I did a couple things different that lead to a lot more reading. First, I listened to a lot more audio books (I've noted which books were audio books). Listening to books while … Continue reading Books of 2020

Gentleman Badass 2020 Gift Guide

It's that time of year again where we've got to scramble to find gifts for the people we love. If you're hard pressed to find something for the Gentleman Badass in your life, this list will come in handy. If you're a Gentleman Badass yourself, well, this list will give you something to spend your … Continue reading Gentleman Badass 2020 Gift Guide

Kemper Profiler PROs and cons

Hey ya'll, long time no see. I hope you're all doing well. Mick and I have had a busy summer and have taken a little break from the podcast. We're actually working on some pretty big things that we'll be rolling out in the future but there's only so much time in the day. We … Continue reading Kemper Profiler PROs and cons


The last couple weeks have been a little crazy, so I apologize for the lack of new episodes and posts. I don't have much time today, but I did want to clue you into something awesome I just discovered. Earlier this week I picked up a copy of Dan Crenshaw's new book "Fortitude" on Kindle … Continue reading Goldmine

Project Slayer

When you work for yourself, it’s difficult to stay organized and motivated. Project Slayer helps me do both. Here’s how it works. The idea was inspired by the show “Silicon Valley” and is based on a project management tool called “Scrum.” Scrum is widely used for group programming projects in the real world and I’ve … Continue reading Project Slayer

So you think you can fight?

If you’ve never played guitar, do you think it would be wise to challenge a guitar player to a guitar dual? If you’ve never written a line of code, do you think you could code better than a coder who works for Google?  What about a coder who works for a local business?  What about … Continue reading So you think you can fight?

Experiments with Alcohol

The Challenge Every year, starting the day after my birthday, I like to set a challenge for myself. This year I took a two month fast from alcohol. I’m not a heavy drinker, but I am a regular drinker. It’s hard not to be when you play in a country band. Busch Light is often … Continue reading Experiments with Alcohol

100 Hour Challenge

Technically, today is April Fool's Day, but it feels as if the entire world has been punk’d over the last month, so I’m not here to play a prank. I’m here to issue a challenge. I remember not too long ago when the biggest complaints I heard were “I wish I had more time,” or … Continue reading 100 Hour Challenge