How the Wright Brothers can make you a success

Wright Brothers

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

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

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

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)

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