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.

The 2 Items Your Success Toolbox Needs

Peanut butter on bread

You can take advantage of many books, programs, and seminars to add new tools to your success toolbox. Everything from copywriting to mindset training is available. But the truth is, the two most vital tools in your toolbox are patience and persistence. The Great Peanut Butter Crisis of 2020 For something like ten days, I … Read more The 2 Items Your Success Toolbox Needs

The Secret to Better Decision Making

The secret to better decison making

How many times have you made what seemed like a great decision only to later realize how wrong you were? Don’t lie. It’s happened to us all. It’s not that you’re stupid or a bad decision-maker. It’s that your brain is trying to simplify your information processing. These cognitive biases serve a purpose in our … Read more The Secret to Better Decision Making

What Everybody Ought to Know About Luck and Opportunity

Luck & Opportunity

We must take advantage of opportunities if we want success. But, does that mean we should sit idle, waiting for luck? Or can we do something to attract opportunity? How you answer that question says a lot about you as a person. And it has a huge impact on your chance for success. One of … Read more What Everybody Ought to Know About Luck and Opportunity

How to Cope With Impostor Syndrome

Impostor

Throughout human history, impostor syndrome has plagued mankind. The first cave painters to modern writers and artists have felt the anxiety-causing bite of impostor syndrome over their great works. While I’m no great writer, I’ve dealt with it as well. In this post, I’m going to discuss my tactics for coping with impostor syndrome. The … Read more How to Cope With Impostor Syndrome

Be Smarter Than the Average Pinball

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Life has a unique capacity to throw bad situations at us when we least expect it. Or good opportunities. It depends on our outlook. Last summer, I was still a brainless drone in the cubicle-zombie collective. That’s when I had a conflict with a supervisor over an ethical issue. My supervisor did something unethical on … Read more Be Smarter Than the Average Pinball

Hard Work Doesn’t Care About Your Safe Space

Hard work

I used to have a regular cubicle-zombie job. I got up every morning and dragged myself to an office where management encourages mediocrity. Because of that, I felt trapped in a never-ending case study on the Dunning-Kruger effect. Working for other people leaves me with a sense of not having control over my life. It … Read more Hard Work Doesn’t Care About Your Safe Space

Well, I’ll Be. So That’s How They Do It!

Perfection is stagnation

I started blogging in November 2019. And I have a problem. It’s not the writing. I’ve always enjoyed letting my thoughts spew all over the place. Putting words on the screen is easy. I want the perfect blog post. I want the strongest first and last sentence for every paragraph. A catchy introduction is a … Read more Well, I’ll Be. So That’s How They Do It!

I Hate to Tell You This: But You Need to Sleep (sleep part 2)

Sleeping Tiger

What if I told you there’s a way to unleash your high-performance potential? And it won’t cost you anything but your time. No drugs, doctor visits, or overpriced Internet guru mastermind required. And when I say high performer, I mean top performer across the board: physical and mental. You’ll crank up everything. From your health … Read more I Hate to Tell You This: But You Need to Sleep (sleep part 2)

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