New Year's Letter from Hunter

Reflections, resolutions, and motivation for the year ahead

Hunter Hess

2020 has been a year unlike any we have experienced during our lifetimes. Our world has been engaged in a pandemic unlike anything we have seen in nearly a century...

Blog Update - October 2020

Important Update for Readers

Hunter Hess

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Just like many of you, I have experienced a lot of change throughout the year, and as a result, I haven't provided a new blog post for most of the year. This, however, will change in the upcoming weeks and months, and I hope that you will continue to follow this blog as we move towards our new goals for 2021 and beyond. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for continuing to follow this site, and I hope that everything is well with you and your families.

As with many things in 2020, this blog will see a few changes for the future. One of those major changes, however, will be the domain name to follow this blog. Starting October 29, this blog will only be accessible at If you have been following the blog from the redirect, no change is necessary; however, if you have been visiting this site from the domain, please update your bookmarks ASAP!

There will be some new changes rolling out in the coming weeks, and they will be announced in a similar post. Exciting things are coming soon, and I hope that you will join me during the next era of this blog!

Thank you,
Hunter Hess

The How to Accomplish Your New Year's Resolution

The Key to Accomplishing your dreams this year

Hunter Hess

It seems almost everyone sets a New Year’s resolution each year. It also seems that most everyone sets a similar resolution, as they typically involve losing weight, becoming debt free, or accomplishing something within the personal growth category. This is all well and fine, but unfortunately, it seems that nearly everyone drops their resolutions shortly after the “newness” has left the year and the work begins....

The Best Innovation Spurs from Boredom

How to Cure Boredom Forever and Improve Yourself in the Process

Hunter Hess

At some point, we have all been bored. There is nothing on our televisions worth watching, no books on our bookshelf that we want to read, and it might be too cold/hot outside to do outdoor activities. We “take a break” from our work, yet cannot find anything that is meaningful or entertaining to us that will fulfil our time. Therefore, we call ourselves “bored,” and we always seem to find some way to pass the time, whether it is taking a nap, scrolling on our phones, or something else that doesn’t provide a memorable experience or a meaningful accomplishment.

No matter how busy someone is, at some point, we consider ourselves bored, and while the boredom may not last very long, this period may seem like an eternity throughout the duration of its cycle. For those of us who live at a relatively fast pace, periods of free time often cause torturous boredom since there is little structure in this time, and this boredom seems to only cure itself once the structure returns. But instead of waiting until structure returns to our day, let’s think about what boredom is – it is the lack of something meaningful or intriguing to do. Therefore, being bored is the opposite of being intrigued, so the only plausible cure to boredom is its antidote – becoming intrigued...