DavidDavid Goecke

David Goecke is a business developer and designer. He is passionate about helping people through the use of technology and systems. In his free time, he enjoys meeting new people, advancing new ideas, reading, and competitive sports. You can find him on twitter @DavidGoecke.

All articles by David

 

Made a Content Mistake, Not Afraid to Admit It

Making a Content Mistake Yes, you are reading correctly. I made a mistake. This certainly is not the first one, nor will it be the last one. However, I learned that blogging every day is very taxing and releasing relevant, quality content is actually really hard. So much so, that I have stopped
Continue reading...  

Meditate For 2 Minutes In The Morning

Meditate First Thing Right when you wake up, clearing your mind can help you be more productive throughout the day. This starts with meditation, which is effortless and leads to a mental state of “thought awareness.” Focusing on the present moment, clearing your mind of any thoughts, and focusing on
Continue reading...  

Amazon Fire TV Taught Me These 3 Things!

Amazon Has Amazing Voice Recognition If you are searching for a tv show, movie, music, or application, Amazon Fire TV has an amazing voice portal. I have always considered Google Voice Recognition to be one of the best on the market. However, one of my friends from the UK tried
Continue reading...  

7 Thoughts I Learned On A Random Tuesday

Formal Education Is Important If the market crashes and everyone is out of their jobs, the few jobs that are left will be looking for smart, educated people. Having a graduate degree and/or doctorate is one way to show that on paper. Area of Focus Is More Important What education says
Continue reading...  

3 Reasons Why I Love Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote Sync Across Devices That’s right, it connects to all my devices which is one reason why I really appreciate the software. This means that I can open it up on my phone and type something. When I get home, I can open up my notebook on my computer
Continue reading...  

3 Reasons I’m Thankful For Starbucks To Go Cups

So if you follow me on Instagram at all, you’ll see that I already posted my #100happydays challenge for today. What I am thankful for is Starbucks to go cups. There are a lot of reasons why I like these things and why they make me happy, but I’ll only
Continue reading...  

My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

src What Is ALS? Before you can really understand the meaning behind ALS, you need to understand what ALS actually is and what it represents. Of course you could do a Google Search and find out immediately that the ALSA.org web site is a major resource representing the ALS Association.
Continue reading...  

100 Days of Gratitude and Thankfulness

100 Days of Gratitude and Thankfulness So have you heard of the #100happydays challenge that’s going around on social media? Well I have barely heard of the concept; however today when I was thinking of ideas to blog about I thought about how easy it would be to blog about
Continue reading...  

1000 Words A Day

It can’t be that hard, right? One thousand words cannot be that difficult to write. So why 1000? I recently listened to a podcast about an author who work up every morning and wrote 1000 words before he did anything else. From what I remember, his morning would go like
Continue reading...  

3 Reasons Why Today Is A New Beginning

There are 3 reasons why each day is a new beginning. 1. New Day, New Goals Each day is a new day. Set new goals to accomplish for that day. Chunk. Chunking is simply the concept of breaking something up into smaller parts so you can digest it. Chunking helps.
Continue reading...  

Russell Wilson Keep Taking Notes

photo by seahawks Stay Active According to Seattle Seahawks super bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson, staying active is the best thing you can do to achieve success. He has definitely stayed active with the catch phrases. Each of them have unique meaning and listening to Russell, you start to understand
Continue reading...  

Learn To Quickly Think On Your Feet

Impromptu Speeches in High School I will never forget my speech class in high school. You walked in on the first day of class and sat down at your school desk looking up at your speech teacher wondering what lame speeches you would have to give that day. Everyone had
Continue reading...  

I Was Right, Things Can Wait

Follow Your Instincts I was right about last night! In my stream of consciousness post I was simply documenting my thoughts for the day and into the night. For the first time in a while, I decided to stop what I was doing, and go to bed. In fact, the last
Continue reading...  

Steam of Consciousness 9/9 at 11:11

The time is 11:11 pm and I just made a wish. It’s September 9th and I’m writing a post completely stream of consciousness. People are so complex! Anything worth pursuing takes such a heavy investment of time and patience. You can not help someone if you do not understand their
Continue reading...  

3 Reasons Expectations Determine Success

1. Expectations Improve Communication Yes, expectations improve communication. If you set the right expectations with the people around you, your communication will dramatically improve. Think about it the other way around too, if you improve your communication, expectations naturally follow. Why is communication so important? It’s important because that is
Continue reading...  

Setting Routines Lead To Success in Personal & Business Life

Routine Lessons From A Friend Many years ago a business friend of mine, from a very warm sunny place with a beach, taught me about routine. His name was James and he taught me about routine in the way he fed his pets. Every morning at 8 a.m. he would set
Continue reading...  

Things Take Time

Things Take Time This might seem very obvious, but things take time. Commitment to Time If you want to make a commitment anything, it’s going to take time. What that means is that you have to invest personal time to get something done. For example starting a business requires a
Continue reading...  

Help Others

Give give give. Help Others Through Generosity Be a generous person. Living a life of generosity is much more rewarding than you might expect. Have you ever heard the advice, “Are you feeling down, well uplift someone else.” So why does that work? It’s all about gratitude and being thankful
Continue reading...  

Routine Requires Discipline and Accountability

You may have noticed that the blog has not been updated in the past week. I have to say it’s been an extremely busy week for me. Although I haven’t blogged, I have been thinking about a number of topics to post about and I plan to do that in
Continue reading...  

5 Steps To Doing Things Right The First Time

I wrote a blog post yesterday about doing things right the first time and so I thought maybe I should write a very prescriptive outline of how to actually do things right the first time. 1. Pick The Right Things Pick the RIGHT things to do. This means prioritize correctly
Continue reading...  

Soak Up Opportunities To Learn

Have you ever met someone who wants to learn something new every day? The question than is how do you set yourself up to learn something new?  Well, you have to have an open mind and always be ready and willing to learn something when the opportunity arrives. Ask Questions
Continue reading...  

Do Things Right The First Time

I’ve warned you, stream of consciousness post. Why? I’m glad you asked. Although it seems obvious, too many times I observe people like to take the “quick and dirty” route. They want to get something done but they don’t want to take the time it takes to do it right.
Continue reading...  

Knowledge Is Power

I will never forget my my 7th grade Social Studies teacher, Mr. Mitchell. He graded all of our essays in thick red ink and taught us to think on a global scale. He had this thick laugh that resonated throughout the halls with a sense of authority and command. “Knowledge Is
Continue reading...  

Take Baby Steps Toward Real Progress

I’ll be very transparent; what was I thinking with this whole 365 blog posts in a year? This is a whole lot harder than I thought! So here’s what’s on my mind. After this blog post, I’ll be 2 blog posts behind and that’s before tomorrow. To be caught up
Continue reading...  

Planning

It’s nice outside. I have tons to do today. But I made a commitment to blog at least 365 times this year so I wanted to write about something many people don’t think about or give a lot of importance to. Why Planning? Perhaps too many people use the phrase strategic
Continue reading...  

Life Is All About Perspective

Life is all about perspective. It’s Friday, it’s sunny. Today started out in probably the worst way it’s started out in a long time. But if I change my perspective to something positive, perhaps I can look at the start of my day and say “At least it can only
Continue reading...  

Random Acts of Inspiration

You never know when you will have the opportunity for a random act, but today, I was in the middle of a call. When I finished the conversation and looked up, a colleague of mine was sitting across the room at a Starbucks. I said, “Hi” and the conversation that
Continue reading...  

What Does FREEDOM Mean To You?

Freedom means so many different things to so many different people. I tried to be creative and put in a search for “Freedom” at iStockPhoto.com and found a lot of different pictures that convey the idea of freedom. There are photos of chains being broken. Others were signs of free
Continue reading...  

The Ultimate Guide to Using Instagram Online

Ever since Facebook bought Instagram for 1B dollars, acquisitions have blown up like crazy! You have companies like Snapchat and Whatsapp coming out of the woodwork like nobody’s business and setting outrageous purchase prices. But that’s not what we are here to talk about. We are here to talk about how
Continue reading...  

Commitment to 365 blog posts in 52 weeks

This is the type of commitment that happened one day after I woke up and decided to do it. Most people wait until their birthday, others might wait until New Years resolutions. August 18th came and I simply decided to write 365 blogs in the next 52 weeks. Notice, I
Continue reading...  

Tackle The Hard Things First!

I’m writing this post because something dawned upon me. The only way to tackle your fears is to take action! Nike figured it out when they coined the slogan, “Just Do It!” Sometimes you just have to get up and get started. Stop Making Excuses and Just Get Started Excuses are
Continue reading...  

7 Ways To Apply Self-Discipline Effectively

Having recently posted about , I mentioned that blogging creates good habits.  Well this is only true if you continue to blog and make blogging a routine. To expand on routine, I’ve been pushing myself lately to be driven and disciplined. That is why I specifically chose to focus on self-discipline this month.
Continue reading...  

Top 5 Reasons to Start a Blog

Blogging is a great way to express yourself. So why haven’t you started your own blog? Is it too difficult to put one together? Have you not made any time for blogging? Below you can find my top 5 reasons why I think everyone who wants to be successful should blog. 1.
Continue reading...