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Mike’s Personal Vision

My life—who I am, what I think, feel, and do, what I love—is the sum of what I focus on.

My top three focus areas:

  1. Family (spending as much quality time with my family as I can)
  2. Career (building best-in-class software and leading a great team)
  3. Self-Development (reading, writing, meditation, martial arts, fitness)

My mission:

  • I’m a loving and caring husband and father.  I’m a thoughtful son, brother, and uncle to my family, and a good friend to those who are dear to me. I put family first.
  • I tell my wife and kids that I love them every single day and never take them for granted.
  • I infuse personal integrity into all of my relationships and I always tell the truth.
  • I’m inspired by creating world-class software used by hundreds of millions of people every day.
  • I approach life with an inquisitive and curious nature, always looking to better understand myself and my place in the world.
  • I write about focus and personal development as an outlet for my own growth and as a way to help and inspire others to reach their own potential.
  • I’m a positive influence to those around me.
  • I treat money as a means to an end as we progress towards financial independence.
  • I enjoy robust energy spectacular health through regular training and sound nutritional habits.
  • I always remember how good it feels to not have any psychic entropy* and strive to maintain balance and purpose in my actions.
  • Through it all, I’m grateful.

My commandments:

  1. Be your 9-year old self
  2. Be easy on yourself
  3. Enjoy the little things
  4. Speak the truth
  5. Direct your focus
  6. Be your father to your kids
  7. It’s never as bad, or as good, as you think it is
  8. Mull over things just enough and no more
  9. Appreciate everything you have
  10. Perfect is the enemy of good
  11. Bounce at zero
  12. You are still young enough

* Psychic entropy is information that conflicts with existing intentions or that distracts people from carrying out intentions (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990).