Habits for Smart People is a site which emerged on the Internet in August 2009. Yes, this particular site is new, but it is coming from a person who is an experienced Web Publisher and Internet Entrepreneur.
Hello, My name is Bob Martin. I am the owner, writer and publisher of this site. I have been publishing on the Internet, though, since the Web was in it’s infancy. My first Website started in 1994, and I haven’t stopped since then. There have been times over the past decade and a half that I have published more than 200 different websites at a single time. These days, though, I have pared it back mostly to only include things that I am indeed passionate about.
I am a firm believer that in life you should always do the things that you are passionate about. A lot of people worry about having a job, making money and such. In my case, I have always found that when you do something that you are passionate about, money will follow. I do not really believe in “having a job” and that sort of thing. It works for me. At most times of my life, my philosophy has paid off nicely, and I have not worried about things like earning money. Sometimes, my philosophy is challenged, and I have to try a little harder, but in the end, it just works.
I am a smart person. There, I said it. I do not believe that it is boastful or conceited to say that, I simply believe that it is true. Being smart is not necessarily good or bad. I believe that it is both, in different ways. Being smart does not necessarily make you better than those who are not smart, but it can give you a choice of whether you want to be better or not in many cases.
Even if you are smart, you can fall into bad habits. Being smart, though, you also are able to decide which habits are good, and which are bad, and it is your choice which habits you choose to get into. Sometimes all of us get into bad habits, and as smart people we can choose to change those patterns, and make ourselves better people by getting into the habit of doing good things.
Let me say, in the short time that I have owned this Internet Domain name, there are people who have questioned it. Some people have said that I am “trying to copy somebody else” and that kind of thing. It is not my intention to copy anybody with the name of this site. Funny thing is that different people have said I am copying people, but several different names have been mentioned of who I am trying to emulate! Let’s just lay it out. There are people who have “this or that for smart people,” there are others who have “habits” in their name. Still others have “this or that for dummies.” All of these are independent from each other, as is this site. The name, Habits for Smart People is simply a name that describes what I want to do on this site, nothing else. It is not copied from anybody, nor is it intended to ride anybody’s coattails.
Believe me, just because I have chosen to publish this site, I don’t think that I only have good habits! Far from it! I do, however, want to examine habits – good and bad. As part of this examination, I want to analyze those habits and change my habits. I also want to examine what it is to be smart, what habits will help us be smarter, and instill a desire in myself and others to follow the path toward discovery when it comes to habits, and set ourselves on the path toward positive habits in our lives.