Giving Rich

“Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.” – Bob Burg Did you know that Johannes Gutenberg adapted a wine press to make the first printing press in about 1439? The equipment Gutenberg utilized didn’t press grapes, rather it pressed letters onto paper. He was skilled in […]

Who wants to be a billionaire?

“The second best predictor of the feelings of a day is whether a person did or did not have contact with friends or relatives. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that happiness is the experience of spending time with people you love and who love you.”  – Daniel Kahneman Did you know dentistry […]

The Promised Land

“Some quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress … is progress.” – Jeff Olson Did you know that a man in England just unearthed a medieval wedding ring from the 14th century that’s in near perfect condition? On the inside of the band is the French inscription, Ieo vos tien […]

Show Up

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not […]

Ow or Wow?

“Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years.” – Bill Gates Good morning! Did you know Ancient Romans would sometimes drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health. That’s where we get the idea of “raising a toast.” Sounds soggy. But […]

A Stroke of Unluck

Time erodes every advantage. At some point, good luck requires hard work if success is to be sustained. – James Clear Did you know the Philippines has 7,107 islands? That number doesn’t even include the thousands of sandbars and other landforms that emerge during low tide.  This email is made possible by The Daily Upside, […]

The Golden Mean

“Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself.” – Zig Ziglar Did you know the bumblebee bat is the world’s smallest mammal, weighing in at only 0.05 ounces? You can find those buggers in limestone caves on the Khwae […]


“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller Good morning! Did you know that humans shed approximately 200 million skin cells every hour? 😬 Also, the average lifespan of humans cells is about 7 to 10 years… so you’re literally a new person every decade. […]

Buyer’s Remorse

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”  – Dr. Seuss Did you know that food tastes better when it’s prepared by someone else (source), even if it’s the exact same recipe? We’ve been looking for an excuse to eat out more often. […]

Heroes & Villains

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson Did you know that people work less hard toward their goals if they make a backup plan beforehand? Having a plan B might make us feel more safe… but it also seems to […]