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Rule #32

"You can’t spend all your time worrying about where your next Twinkie is going to come from, so follow rule #32 and Enjoy The Little Things." - Zombieland


In our busy lives, it can be easy to overlook the small things we do on a regular basis that could bring us joy and satisfaction. If we can simply take a minute to enjoy something simple - whether it be smelling the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the morning, watching the sunrise/sunset or receiving a smile from a stranger, it could make the difference between a good day and a great one.




Liz Wessel

Liz Wessel, a former Googler and one of last year’s “30 Under 30” on the Forbes list, is the cofounder and CEO of WayUp: a recruiting tool for new college grads. I used WayUp myself after graduating and have since used it here for recruiting for SlideBelts (S/O to Meagan who came from WayUp!)

At a mere 26 years old, Liz runs a company of about 50 millennials dedicated to making the transition from college to the workforce as navigational as possible for both new grads and the companies looking to hire them. Liz may be a little bit of a workaholic, (often clocking 10 hour days, which is not something we recommend here) but she does have some awesome tips for making the best use of her time throughout the day. In her interview she talks about how these habits have led her to her success. A few are listed below:

  • Wake up early - “up and out of bed at 7am to have time to play with my dog, and breakfast by 8am, usually with a potential client, investor, and oftentimes with a WayUp employee.”
  • Make use of car rides - “I schedule conference calls for my rides between my meetings throughout the day, making sure to make one of these calls with my parents, who I call at least once daily” (I know a lot of us Crusaders make use of commutes with podcasts and audiobooks - don’t forget about that resource on Audible!)
  • Finish the day with something light and relaxing - “I fall asleep to Seinfeld to unwind”

Even though I may not agree with 100% of her work methods, it’s super cool to see that an application that we use here is run by young, successful, forward-thinkers just like us.


Places to go, people to see, and things to do - Part 2

As mentioned during last Tuesday's loop, road trips can sometimes be planned or unexpected, tailored for pleasure or for business (or both), and how they can be controlled yet still lead your life towards an unforeseen direction. But regardless of the reason you are lead to the open road, it's always a good idea to be prepared, even if the trip is unexpected. 


I, myself, tend to hit the road at least once a month, occasionally unexpectedly. Just this year, I've driven to the Red Woods, Yosemite, Chico, Los Angeles, Orange, Bishop, and South Lake Tahoe. And although most of these trips were planned, a couple of them weren't. It is for this reason that I go through a pre-road trip ritual checklist the moment I know I will be hitting the road. 


Aside from packing my luggage and loading up a few snacks, the following pretty much covers my pre-road trip ritual checklist. They're helpful tips I think might come useful to some of you and your next road trip adventure. 


Bring a spare car key. Trust me, you'll thank me for this one when you accidentally lock yourself out of the car. 

Carry cash. The road can bring unexpected plans, sometimes that involves the need of physical money. To help avoid any delays, make sure to bring cash.

Make note of all Vista Points. Aim to stop at all Vista Points; they provide some of the most amazing views as you pass them on the road. You won't regret it if you stop. 

Announce your whereabouts. Let a family or friend know your destination or of any unexpected delays. In the very rare event that anything sketchy happens, it's good to have a public record of where you are. 

Check your vehicle. Do a run through of your vehicle to confirm that everything is running as it should be.

Have your entertainment ready. Downloaded podcasts and songs make great entertainment. Even downloaded shows and movies can come in handy when off the road.


Travel safe everyone!




Andrew - August 2017

Congrats Andrew! This is for all the above & beyond sacrifices you've made for SlideBelts.

  • 1. That one movie that you can literally watch over and over and over and over again and you still love it:
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • 2. What is something on your bucket list?
    Visit Iceland with my family! Or just leave the US... I've never been out of the country.
  • 3. Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?
    Mark Wahlberg because every movie he does is an epic true story and he normally plays a hero... Sooo makes sense.
  • 4. That one food that you can't stand that everyone else seems to love:
    The classic deli sandwich... Ew. What a waste of money.
  • 5. What's playing in your car right now?
    The School of Greatness podcast by Lewis Howes