Brandon Wilson

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74 day writing streak

Thoughts on streaks

There is a thread started by Arcticloon that discussed the differences between commenting on a post and responding with your own post. This led to talk about what should constitute a streak. Of course, I...
2021-01-03 17:30:16

What have you changed your mind about over the last year?

I heard this question on a podcast and it had me thinking. Since we are all prone to confirmation bias and looking for information that supports our beliefs, it's good to challenge what we think and consider times when we have changed our minds.

One thing I changed my mind about...
2021-01-02 16:58:11

A Job History
A Job History Part 1

In 1999, I graduated from the University of Toledo in Ohio with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Psychology. When some people hear that they say, "That's an odd combination. Math and psychology?" My stock response is, "Have you seen the girls in the math classes?"

The truth is that...
2021-01-01 20:16:34

New Year's Eve

There's all this pressure to produce some sort of grand post today. Either a full summary of 2020 or a preview of the year ahead. Anytime the contrarian in me is presented with pressure to do something, I immediately resist it, especially if it is something you're "supposed to do"...
2020-12-31 19:15:31

Newsletter update

Tomorrow I will conclude three months of writing my weekly newsletter Be Wellthy. I would like to share a few thoughts about this experience.The newsletter was a great idea to increase my output and "add more resistance" to my exercise of writing. Substack makes it very easy to maintain an...
2020-12-30 21:18:48

Phishing emails

When I first started with my second client, I received an email my first week indicating that I needed to complete some compliance training. I didn't think twice about it because a) it looked legit to me and b) I had just started, and it would make sense that I...
2020-12-29 15:18:44

Life Hacks
Life Hacks: Technology

Along with The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names, I picked up another book. For the bargain price of $2.99, I found a book published in 2014 called Life Hacks by Keith Bradford. Apparently, this guy runs a blog at, and he compiled all his favorite hacks into...
2020-12-28 17:43:28

The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names

I found a book at a discount store that is right up my alley. It's called The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names, and just as advertised, it provides an alphabetical list of band names and the origins. See if you can guess this one.

This band formed in El...
2020-12-27 17:58:28

Time off policies

Years ago, I remember a problem with people coming into the office sick. When I was a supervisor, I had to send people home who clearly should not have been at work. Why do people insist on coming to work even though they are sick? My theory is that this...
2020-12-26 21:51:14

The Season of Receiving

People like to refer to this time of year as the "Season of Giving." By definition, that means it's also the Season of Receiving. All that giving has to be received otherwise it would be a waste, no?

There is an art to gift-giving. A gift card is an easy way...
2020-12-25 16:18:46