How the Wright Brothers can make you a success

Wright Brothers

Because others have more or better opportunities doesn’t mean you’re without your own opportunities. Success requires that you take advantage of what you have available to you. Don’t get distracted by your disadvantages. What others do is nothing more than noise holding you back from doing what you must to become a success. We can … Read more How the Wright Brothers can make you a success

My Appearance on The Causey Consulting Podcast

Studio

I made my first podcast appearance today. Sara Causey of The Causey Consulting Podcast had me on for an episode that dropped today. The episode is short, clocking in at about 19 minutes. But I talk fast, so we manage to spit out a lot of useful information. During this episode, we talk about: Strength … Read more My Appearance on The Causey Consulting Podcast

You Need to Know Life’s Dirty Little Secret

Resistance

Here’s a little secret. It’s something we used to know and understand. But as the entitlement culture’s virus has spread, we’ve forgotten it. The secret is this: Life isn’t fair. Some people enjoy shaming others because they were born with some advantage. While others love to play the victim card at every opportunity. All because … Read more You Need to Know Life’s Dirty Little Secret

Do You Know Why Moral Decisions Aren’t the Best?

Doors

Making decisions based on morals seems like the right thing to do. But doing so often makes us miss the unintended consequences and externalities we create. To improve your decision-making, think through all of the ramifications of your choice. Politicians and special interest groups often justify economic policies based on moral grounds. But, when our … Read more Do You Know Why Moral Decisions Aren’t the Best?

The goal of everything – and why you can’t change it

Water and fire

Humans want to impose their will on the world around them. Sometimes, it works. We’ve blasted tunnels through mountains to make travel easier. We’ve almost eliminated several deadly diseases. All in all, we have a decent track record when it comes to shaping the world to fit us. But there are some things that we … Read more The goal of everything – and why you can’t change it

Strength and Reason Weekend Rubbernecker: The Universe isn’t out to get you

The Universe isn't out to get you

Strength and Reason Weekend Rubbernecker April 17, 2020 How many times does it seem like the Universe has it in for you? Likethere’s a function in Universe OS whose purpose is to throw the worstjunk at you. And that function is stuck in an endless loop. You keeping smashing the ESC key, but no luck. … Read more Strength and Reason Weekend Rubbernecker: The Universe isn’t out to get you

Here’s what you need to know about forming habits

Brain

You’re only as strong as your weakest habit. To that end, you’re setting yourself up to fail if you don’t develop positive habits. But to develop a positive habit, you must know what a habit is. And have some basic strategies to form positive habits. What’s a habit? The definition of a habit is a … Read more Here’s what you need to know about forming habits

Social media fitness gurus are running to this market faster than politicians can give your tax dollars to its cronies.

Rahm Emanuel said to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” And our politicians, ever on the lookout for reasons to expand their power and spend our hard-earned money, are complying. But so are the hordes of social media fitness gurus. Anyone can set up an Instagram or Twitter account and declare themselves a … Read more Social media fitness gurus are running to this market faster than politicians can give your tax dollars to its cronies.

Survivorship Bias: Dropping Out of School Won’t Make You a Billionaire. I Don’t Care Who Did It.

We love stories of people who bucked conventional wisdom to achieve incredible success. But not accounting for the failures in these stories is an error that distorts our view of reality. So and so dropped out of high school and started a business while working a paper route. Everyone told our intrepid maverick that X … Read more Survivorship Bias: Dropping Out of School Won’t Make You a Billionaire. I Don’t Care Who Did It.