My distractions

Influence Book

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-06-26

EDIT EDIT EDIT - Ideas flowing throughout the book When people make decisions about others, they often base this decision on only one aspect of the person and not the whole. Unfortunately this is where you can be manipulated and led astray There ... more

Digital Minimalism

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-06-12

I just finished reading Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport. This is the second book of his that I have read, the other being Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. I found it right on ... more

Updated website

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-06-06

I have just transitioned this website from Wordpress to a static site. This was not the easiest of transitions, but should increase security moving forward and hopefully even loading speed. For those wanting to do something similar, this was my t... more


written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-05-05

I recently finished reading Principles by Ray Dalio. Overall, it provided some good points on living life. I will write some of them here for me to reference back to later on. Have a higher perspective of yourself and the world Pain + Reflection ... more

The Hoarder in You

written by Matthew Rensberry, MD MBA on 2022-03-15

I just finished the book, The Hoarder in You by Robin Zasio. It is a great book for someone like myself who tends to collect clutter. I have been in perpetual clean up mode for years! Here are some things I took away from this book: Tendencies co... more

An Economist Gets Lunch

written by Matthew Rensberry, MD MBA on 2022-03-03

I just finished the book, An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies by Tyler Cowen. I really enjoyed reading this book as learning to apply economic principles to the idea of finding good food was a welcomed practical application of... more

Avoid Loserthink

written by Matthew Rensberry, MD MBA on 2022-02-07

This book (Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America by Scott Adams) looks to different professions and their thinking models to come away with practical ways to avoid ineffective ways of thinking. These different professions include: ... more

Live in the Present

written by Matthew Rensberry, MD MBA on 2022-01-05

"Remember that man’s life lies all within this present, as ’t were but a hair’s-breadth of time; as for the rest, the past is gone, the future yet unseen. Short, therefore, is man’s life, and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells." ... more

Fix Things

written by Matthew Rensberry, MD MBA on 2021-12-01

"Most things can be fixed." (Grandpa) Alfred Bradbury more


written by Matthew Rensberry, MD MBA on 2021-10-10

Success is a piece of mind that is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing that you did your best, to become the best you are capable of becoming. John Wooden more