When Does One Plus One Not Equal Two?

When Does One Plus One Not Equal Two?

When does 1 plus 1 not equal 2? The answer is when reason doesn’t matter. We’re often presented with information that doesn’t make sense. When we ask questions, we’re told it’s true and provided no further explanation. If we persist in...
This is what you need to know about headlines

This is what you need to know about headlines

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...
Want a better life? Remember this simple rule.

Want a better life? Remember this simple rule.

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...
How the Wright Brothers can make you a success

How the Wright Brothers can make you a success

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...
My Appearance on The Causey Consulting Podcast

My Appearance on The Causey Consulting Podcast

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...
Why You’re Dissatisfied and Unhappy

Why You’re Dissatisfied and Unhappy

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

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

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

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

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...