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One Fear

My one fear minus a vasectomy reversal is anyone thinking of me as, seeing me as, or hearing me as religious. To me, religion is like the taste of a grapefruit soaked in apple cider vinegar – it’s vile. Religion breeds judgment, division, hatred, and war. Jesus was anti-religion. If you say, “I don’t believe in […]

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Margin requires sacrifice

Sacrifice -5+1=10 Would you give up five good things for one amazing thing? Would you sacrifice your hobby for margin? I’ve found that without sacrifice, many treasures remain hidden. No one ever said that you have to discover treasures, but why wouldn’t you want to? In the web world, a hidden treasure could be discovered […]

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Margin is a treasure

Treasure Kairos = Margin I’ve discovered a hidden treasure called margin. The discovery wasn’t just reading about it, and saying, “That sounds good!” The discovery happened when I put it to the test, measured it, and walked it out. To define terms, I’m using the word margin here relating to time opposed to money or […]

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1 is greater than 0 with Margin

1/0 Then what … I have a mental process I go through where I ask myself, “Then what?” I try to take that question as far as I can, and once I dead-end with the final outcome, I ask myself, “Is all the time and energy it will take to achieve that end result worth […]

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Margin is not money

Time does not equal Money Chronos vs Kairos My line graph of understanding spiked the day I learned the difference between chronos and kairos. Let’s pretend the most distilled definition of chronos is quantity, and kairos is quality. Now let’s say that quantity is money, and quality is time. Got it? For a long time, […]

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Margin is analytics

Analytics what is this word? It’s not about human psychology. It’s not about statistics. It’s not about social media behavior. It’s not about numbers. Hu<man[Analytics] is about understanding real, human interaction and connection opposed to things that don’t move the needle. Real looks and feels like serenity, acceptance, faith, trust, peace, rest, passion, purpose. These […]

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Margin is time

HUMAN life? I can’t wait to grow up. When will we be there? What time is it? Let me get back to you. Let me check my calendar. I don’t have time. My life is so busy. I can’t wait ‘til Friday. I hate Mondays. I work all the time. I need to get a […]

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larry

I was sitting outside at Starbucks, and Larry was walking around asking all the caffeinics for spare change. When he got to me, I could tell he was high, but I still wanted to know more about him. The only reason I’m telling you he’s Asian American is because of how he answers one of […]

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eric

I met Eric at a Rest Area near I-5 and Wilsonville. He told me he’s running for mayor, so I knew he’d probably have some interesting answers to my questions.

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sonia

There’s so much power in making eye contact with people. I watched multiple people walk past her without even looking at her. All she wanted was a couple of quarters. Some people waste their money on drugs and some people waste their money on fireworks. Both get burned. Who are we to judge what people […]

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julie

Next time someone approaches you to sign a petition, look at it as an opportunity to get to know them better. We had a cool conversation about Drug Court and 12-Step Programs.

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savage

I met a really interesting man named Savage today at Starbucks. I didn’t plan on asking him my ten questions, but after we talked for a while, I became really curious on how he would answer them. So, I asked him if he’d being willing to answer a few questions, and he said yes before […]

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zoya

I met Zoya at a drive-thru coffee stand in Hubbard. I drove up and asked her if anyone has ever given her a $20 tip without ordering a drink. She smiled really big and said, “No. Never.”

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jared

I met Jared at a Rest Area near I-5 and Wilsonville. He’s from Dallas, Texas. His sign read “anything helps”, so that includes being asked questions.

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chad

Chad walked up to me outside of McD’s and asked for spare change so he could buy something to eat. I told him if he’d answer a few questions then I’d give him some spare change ($20). He’s very entertaining. Enjoy his perspective!

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damian

I saw Damian sitting at the bus stop by himself. I didn’t get an opportunity to take his photo because the bus pulled up and he had to go, but I gave him a copy of my PCS&PHD book along with the $20.

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james

James was cashing in cans at the recycle center when I approached him. I didn’t tell him how much money I was going to give him until after we finished talking.

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robert

Robert approached me at the gas station (maybe I stood by his product table too long). When he finished his sales pitch I told him I’d buy his product if he let me ask him some questions. He agreed. Then I bought his product, gave him a $20 tip, handed the product back to him […]

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sefra

Initially he refused to take the money but after insisting three times he humbly accepted it. He wasn’t comfortable with me taking his photo so I took a photo of the chair he was sitting in 🙂

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michael

Michael and Ann were together when I approached them. I initially approached Ann but after she and I were through talking Michael says, “Are you going to ask me?”

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scott

As I approached Scott, he was sitting on the ground sharpening his knife. That’s the sound you’ll hear throughout our conversation. He was also the first person that I’ve talked with who asked me where I go to church.

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darrin

Darrin was very quick and to the point but he had a very contemplative look on his face throughout our time talking. Not every encounter is life-changing unless it is 🙂

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wayne

Wayne was the first person I’ve talked to who didn’t want his photo taken. He has kids in school and doesn’t want them to be embarrassed. We talked for a length of time afterwards. He said, “Sorry to keep talking so much it’s just nice to vent and have someone to talk to. People are […]

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daniel

This 21-year-old dude has quite the story. We talked for 15 minutes after the interview and he asked me what my view is regarding the difference between the New & Old Testament. He compared the two using an analogy of chocolate and peanut butter within one piece of Reese’s Pieces. Fun stuff!

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jason

This guy was super cool. He initially made a comment to me about my jacket when I walked by. So, that means interview time. The last thing he said to me was, “Thanks for occupying my brain with something decent.”

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tia

I tried something different with Tia. I didn’t mention anything about the $20 initially. Then at the the end when I gave her the $20, she said, “I feel like I can’t take this money from you. Are you sure? This made my day. I have chill bumps!”

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andrew

He works at a car wash and was telling me how slow it was. He relies on tips to offset minimum wage. What if you tipped a car wash guy with your car wash money and then went home and washed your car?

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angie & randy

They walked up to me at Starbucks (outside table) and asked for spare change. I said, “sure thing in ex-change for a short interview.” So afterwards I got to bless them with $20 opposed to the spare change I had in my pocket.

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skylar

Initially my heart was racing when driving up to the Bikini Coffee stand. Not because I was worried about someone seeing me but because I truly wanted her to see me … look at her … like Jesus would in that very moment. She sincerely told me, “This was really refreshing. Thank you!” (This was […]

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matthew

I only made it to question #6 with him. He began to cry and couldn’t speak after I asked him, “What do you look forward to?” We spoke at length moments later. He lost his wife and 7-year old daughter when a drunk driver hit them head-on. He saw Angel in the car with me, asked […]

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buddy

While we were talking I noticed he had two cans of beer next to him and I was immediately reminded of proverbs 31:6-7. So, if I see him again I may bring him a cold Foster’s.

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