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

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

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)

I Would Rather Endure Eternal IRS Audits

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I’m new to social media. Sharing anything online isn’t my idea of fun. I’d rather endure an eternity of IRS audits than deal with social media. But, here’s the deal. I love working on my blog. And I love the idea of making a living online. After decades of dependence on an employer, I’m done. … Read more I Would Rather Endure Eternal IRS Audits

How to Gain an Overwhelming Advantage in 2020

Galaxy Head

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly and to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within … Read more How to Gain an Overwhelming Advantage in 2020

Strength and Reason Best of the Best

S & R Best of the Best

Below are some books, podcasts, supplements, and gear that add value to my life. Of course, value is subjective. So. there aren’t any guarantees any of this will do the same for you. Also, remember that owning stuff for the sake of owning it won’t bring you fulfillment. Use your mind. note: all Amazon links … Read more Strength and Reason Best of the Best

You Need to Understand Why Sleep Deprivation Destroys Performance (sleep part 1)

Entrepreneur

Sleep deprivation destroys both your cognitive and athletic performance. It affects memory, robs you of strength, and kills your decision making. Even so, some people romanticize the idea that you must overwork yourself to be a high performer. You don’t. You’re limiting your ability to function at a high level when you don’t sleep. A … Read more You Need to Understand Why Sleep Deprivation Destroys Performance (sleep part 1)