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

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

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

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

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

pinball

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)