To come to an informed conclusion, one needs to check all available facts. Often headlines use selective facts to capture the reader’s attention. That’s why you must read beyond the headline to get the whole story. It’s all the goldfish’s fault Popular Internet fodder says that goldfish have a longer attention span than people. I … Read more This is what you need to know about headlines
It seems to me that life is pretty simple. There’s only one rule you need to keep in mind as you guzzle your $8 coffee-junk-o-ccino. And it’s this: Don’t mess with me and I won’t mess with you. And yet, how many of you feel like you can’t get through your day without some nosey … Read more Want a better life? Remember this simple rule.
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
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
This is a guest post by Joey the Improvement Geek. Joey is one of the first people I met on Twitter. Since then, he’s become one of my favorite people and someone I’ve learned a lot from. I recommend that you check out his website and follow him on Twitter. And be sure to check … Read more Why You’re Dissatisfied and Unhappy
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
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?
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 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
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