Selling Water: On Urgency and Importance Kingston’s Journey #111

https://youtu.be/HVSxQXS0VWg Don't Count On People's Word Words are cheap. People lie and say what they need to say to get what they want. And if it is not to the benefit of the other party to fulfill their word, well then it is better to assume they won't do it. Because your average person is …

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“Being Persistently Patient” Kingston’s Journey #110

https://youtu.be/fcWIHvCM-H0 The Road To Rome Is Paved By A Thousand Steps It's been said that Rome wasn't built in a day. Of course we all know now the greatness of Rome even thousands of years later. We see the end product, the pinnacle of western civilization in it's hey day, unmatched by any other. But …

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“On Unanswered Prayers” Kingston’s Journey #109

https://youtu.be/B9AxG3E6kwI No One Has A Clear Path Ahead We operate in a fog of war, a world of imperfect information. This lack of accurate information naturally leads to us making decisions that seemed good at the moment, but after the fact we see it as folly. In other words we look to the choices made …

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What Do You Have To Lose? Kingston’s Journey #108

https://youtu.be/jzYEE3XFl5Q Life Asks Hard Questions What do you have to lose? Everything. And nothing. Depending on how you frame the question. Let's first start with the later. A way you can set up a response to the before mentioned question is by asking yourself: What do you have to lose?What do you have to gain? …

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“Getting Them To Share Too Much” Kingston’s Journey #107

https://youtu.be/ruvT6mi51iA When They Have A Checkered History Oftentimes, people will be very unwilling to disclose information about themselves, especially when they fear judgement by those around them. In order to avoid damaging a relationship, such individuals will openly lie about themselves to get what they want, which in this case is a smooth relationship and …

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“What Do You Bring to The Table?” Kingston’s Journey #106

https://youtu.be/OpdIiiNWDzk The Quid Pro Quo Altruism, people doing things out of the kindness of their hearts. It's a nice thought isn't it? Well unfortunately, that's not how the world works. Rarely do people do things out of the kindness of their hearts, there is a quid pro quo. That is, you scratch my back and …

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“Dangers Posed To Our Most Valuable Asset” Kingston’s Journey #105

The Car That is Our Life https://youtu.be/dzKBUh0ObPA Analogies have been made by men better then me that our lives are like a car, but before we get into this, a question: What is the most valuable asset we own? This asset which we can never get more of, whether rich or poor, is time. Now …

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“Leave the Fool Be” Kingston’s Journey #103

https://youtu.be/c8GPzAse4K4 Wisdom From Scripture In the Book of Proverbs in the old Testament, there is a verse that goes: "Rebuke a fool and he will hate you, Rebuke a wise man and he will love you." -Proverbs 9:8 The truth often times is a bitter thing to hear people don't want their lives disrupted by …

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“Is There A Future Between Us?” Kingston’s Journey #102

https://youtu.be/FDO--T3_xpQ Reminiscing About the Past? Right now I'm in Reno, Nevada. The place where it all started, my plans, the long and hard decision to leave corporate America was drawn up here, along with all the time I spent in college as well. Everything I had (seemingly) worked up for from finishing high school, to …

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