Hamilton Precepts

Work Smarter, Work Harder, Be a Self Starter

Just Do It.  DOOOO the work.  THINK about what you're doing.  How does what you're doing fit into the larger mission. 

What does it mean to be a Bastard?

People will judge you about things you can't control.   Why is that important to them?  What does it tell you about them?  It means NOTHING about you?  Got funny teeth?  Freckles?  OWN it.  Control what you can.  See Precept #1

Don't Compromise -- unless it's for something better.

Are you not going to throw away your shot?  Don't!  Unless George Washington says "You can advance more in one year watching me than in a whole war."  Helping George and eagerly bringing your brain to the game can reinvent your shot even better than you could have come up with yourself.

Stand up for yourself -- Politely

If YOUR George -- or anyone -- is not appreciating you, examine the situation.  Who can live without whom?  What can you control?  Sometimes you need to say "This is NOT my monkey, this is NOT my circus.  That monkey belongs on YOUR back, not mine." 

Why Wait For It?

Waiting is a bunch of doing NOTHING.  KEEP GOING.  WORK AT IT.  Figure out what you SHOULD be working at.  Even if you make a false start, you probably learned from it which is more than you learn from waiting. 

More A.Ham. Less A.Burr

Burr was VICE FREAKING PRESIDENT and he blamed Hamilton for his career failures?  Each prior vice president had become president.  Burr was ONE STEP from being president.    To be continued

Hamilton Precepts Continued (PG)

Cursing is a valuable resource. Use sparingly

Sprinkling curse words every sentence or two takes out the impact and doesn't represent well.  You're smart!  Think up some good ones in advance.  

But some days, when life REALLY knocks you down?  Be like Hercules Mulligan and 


If you want that person, GO GET THEM!

Since when did being shy get anyone anywhere?  Be CONFIDENT.  "Is it a question of if, Burr, or which one?"  BE the person they would want as their best friend for life.  After all, infatuation fades, but friendship lasts.  OWN it.  BE awesome.  Part of being awesome is making people around you feel awesome about themselves.  

Think twice before clicking "SEND" or publishing a pamphlet

Sometimes you can "write your way out" and sometimes you can write your way into a mess.  In this world of instant communication it is easy to say things and click "send" before we've thought them through.  Take a break.  Think about how you'd feel if you RECEIVED this.  Extend grace.  Everyone has their own war to fight.  Move along. 


Got more precepts Ideas?  E-mail them to me at evelyn@t21farms.com

Still percolating...


Time to go scoop alpaca poop and ROCK THE FUCK OUT to the Hamilton sound track for more inspiration!