Last week my friend James invited me to join him for a day of sailing on the South China Sea. I’ve always enjoyed boats – it’s actually a prerequisite to being a true Minnesotan – but ones with sails instead of outboard motors are a bit foreign to me. I was comforted in knowing that … Read More
Posts by Zak Tracy
My dad was a teacher-turned-mechanic for nearly 20 years. He and my mom owned a repair shop and storefront in the small town where I grew up. In the front, they sold gas, treats, and shitty coffee. In the back, my dad worked on farmers’ trucks and the local pastor’s van. When I was tall … Read More
“The Awesome Scary Responsibility of Picking Yourself.” – Seth Godin We all love being picked. The moment you’re plucked from a pool of peers is exhilarating. It evokes both relief and pride. Rewind your mind for a moment and let me take you to a place I remember too well. It’s third period phys. ed … Read More
We spend a lot of time and energy learning how to answer questions. Traditional education is often centered around learning how to gather, synthesize, and disseminate information. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always allow for this type of discovery. The experiences we place ourselves in often beg for great questions, not great answers. They demand curiosity, not … Read More
I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I’m learning that that’s okay.
Meetup #1 has come to a close and I’ve learned 3 things that have changed the way I think about my world:
1. In a world where you can be anything, be willing.
2. Action breeds passion. Not the other way around.
3. Growth and comfort do not coexist.