David Lin / A place of wonder and learning.

Strong Women

I love strong women and I can’t lie. I love women who pursue what they want. If they want to work in a new field then they go and learn about it. If they want to be financially independent then they work on saving money and making a plan to get there. If they want […]

Read Post / May 13, 2016

Priority of the Day

Finishing a top priority for each day makes all the difference. I wanted the name to represent a metaphor because of the courage and focus needed to accomplish the priority. I thought of some names, such as frog, priority, diamond and just this. People used frog because it’s hard to swallow but still doable. Priority […]

Read Post / May 11, 2016

Doing What You Want

I’m going to free write today. No pre-structure for this piece today. Maybe other posts will have more structure when I write how-to manual post. This post is going to be about doing what you want to do. This morning I decided to read up about technology and science currently. Holy shit did I find […]

Read Post / May 10, 2016

Leadership Notebook Prompt #1

Instead of point to a leader, outline a moment when someone you respect engaged in leadership. When Michelle took the initiative to go to Hacker You to learn more about coding and design by herself without letting anyone know. That’s initiative. Actually, leadership would be Edward who started the Google Plus group for climbing. He […]

Read Post / May 5, 2016

Injuries in Climbing

This blog post will be a stream of thought I will be writing about. No structure planned. Injuries force us to step back from our activities and assess how we engage with it. Having questions leading up to the injury. Finding out how we ended up this way. How did it get worse. How do […]

Read Post / April 26, 2016

I Climb to Learn

Climbing to me is a way to develop myself. Every time I climb, I choose to drive 20 minutes to the gym. Every time I go, I take a risk. When I’m there, I can decide to go back home or enter into the gym. I decide go in. I get changed. I face the […]

Read Post / April 15, 2016

Learning from a 9th Grader

Saturday was for rock climbing. I advanced in difficulty from the white routes to the blue routes. In between them, I started talking with two fellow climbers about the different kinds of holds on the wall. They used terms—like crimps and jugs—that I’ve never heard of. I was curious and I wanted to learn their […]

Read Post / April 10, 2016

Building a Marketing Department

The next series of blog posts will be focused on building a marketing department from scratch. Before I begin, I will mention that the department will be customized to the company’s life cycle stage, the goal of the business and the type of product sold. How business goals should work is that each department has a […]

Read Post / April 8, 2016

Being Early

Being early is a matter of principle. I’ve been noticing my arrival at places haven’t been so timely. Take the example of going to the dentist or meeting up with friends for dinner. I’ve been often late; not giving myself enough time to be early. To be on time means to really be early by a few […]

Read Post / April 7, 2016

Rock Climbing

There’s something fascinating about climbing. It’s so similar to living. To climb a new route is like putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation. You just climb. No one is holding you back. No one is deciding what you can’t do. There’s you, the route and time. The harmony of all things around you create a […]

Read Post / April 6, 2016