Updated Oct 5, 2021

Bio

Investor. Writer. Occasional prankster.

Husband and father of two amazing kids.

I’m currently writing my first book. I could tell you all about it, but I’d rather leave it as a surprise for now! Working title: “The First Step.”

I’m also really interested in emotional intelligence — I believe it…


The warning signs are as clear as day. Here’s what to look for

When you are driving, you need to be hyper vigilant at all times.

Not only must you be aware of what you are doing, but you need to be aware of everyone else on the road, and think a few steps ahead. If the truck on the right doesn’t merge…


A child’s Emotional Intelligence matters as much as their grades

There are many ways to measure a child’s growth and well being. For me, it’s not so much a good report card or scoring the game winning goal, but their demonstration of Emotional Intelligence.

I try to pay attention as much as I can to get a picture of how…


Trolling is a beta strategy. Here’s how to maintain the upper hand with them.

Dealing with trolls is a reality of modern life, exacerbated by the hyper-partisan times that we live in. Inevitably, it is nearly impossible to have any sort of discussion online without a troll coming in to derail the conversation.

The key to defeating trolls is to understand that their goal…


THE FIRST STEP NEWSLETTER

Newsletter #6

Today at a Glance:

  • Article: 5 Things I Now Notice about Vegas as a Grown-ass man
  • Quote: Jack London
  • Tweet: Niharika Kaur Sodhi
  • Podcast: Wellness to QAnon Pipeline
  • Five to Follow

My Featured Article:

5 Things I Now Notice about Vegas as a Grown-ass man


I use a simple writing process, and I’m sharing it with you

Since a number of people have asked me about how I write articles, I decided to give you my workflow — and I’ll run through it to show how I wrote my latest article.

Guiding principles

  1. Make noise, listen for signals. Understand that not everything you write is going to hit. Not…


Same place, different experience. Here’s how age changes it.

Years ago, a trip to Vegas was a go-to tradition for us. And living in Southern California, it was as easy as making a phone call, throwing some clothes in the car, and jumping on the 15 north.

It was a part of our 20s, and we lived it for…


Be the one to bring the good vibe, and your world will shift

“It ain’t that I’m too big to listen to the rumors
It’s just that I’m too damn big to pay attention to ‘em
That’s the difference”
-DR. DRE

Sometimes, you just have to catch yourself.

Listen, it happens to all of us. I’m not going to pretend I never have…


Marching to the beat of THIS drummer taught me my greatest life lessons.

“Hey dude, I hope everything’s well. I’ve got some more music for you,” Ken’s voice rang out from my cassette player on that chilly fall day of 1989.

Ever since he moved up to the Bay Area the year before, my friend would send tapes in the mail to me…


You have amazing resources you don’t even realize. Find and use them.

I’ve always looked up to my friends who “made it.”

What I loved the most is watching them choose to use their powers for good — like building schools in 3rd world countries, or funding charities that helped address the clean water crisis in Ethiopia, or using their influence to…

Mike Goldberg

Traveler | Real estate investor | Storyteller | Occasional columnist | I talk about personal growth and seizing opportunities.

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