How to change your life – what to do with time off

With more people home than ever before, it’s put a lot of people in the position to start looking at their downtime. While this blog is not a fan of the “work yourself to death” mentality, it is a believer in the idea that you should be maximizing your time as much as possible. TimeContinue reading “How to change your life – what to do with time off”

How to Do A Life Audit So You Can Have A Great Year

Financial audits are rarely fun, but life audits certainly can be. What most people do when they think about what they want out of life is to beat themselves up for everything they haven’t done and all the things they haven’t accomplished. If you do that, this journey will not be fun and you’ll onlyContinue reading “How to Do A Life Audit So You Can Have A Great Year”

Take Action Before Analyzing

The worst thing you could ever do to a goal or dream is to keep planning it forever. Every month, you get a burst of inspiration, pull out the dry erase boards, and map out all your big plans. You follow through on them for maybe a day or two. Then, momentum slows down. YouContinue reading “Take Action Before Analyzing”

Add MORE to Your Plate to Combat Stress

In times of overwhelm, the common thought is to cut back. To remove things from your life. To start saying “no” to things. That’s not always the best way to deal with stress. The truth is, most of us are living far under our potential. We’re way under the level of stress, focus, and productivityContinue reading “Add MORE to Your Plate to Combat Stress”

How to Plan and Dominate 2019

This site is about the pleasure that comes from putting in hard work and focusing on leaving a legacy. This journey isn’t for most people. It’s one I find myself continually struggling with: the ease of comfort instead of the worthwhile journey of effort. 2018 is over. You can’t go back. Spend zero time feelingContinue reading “How to Plan and Dominate 2019”

100% is Easy, 99% is Hard as Hell

“100% is Easy, 99% is Hard” is a quote I came across recently that took me quite some time to absorb. The essential premise is that when you’re 100% committed, everything becomes easy. When you’re just 1% hesitant, that hesitancy can destroy your productivity. This has been a year of a lot of 99%. AndContinue reading “100% is Easy, 99% is Hard as Hell”

Black Friday, Consumerism, and Character

It has always amazed me how America goes from being grateful for everything we have (Thanksgiving) to immediately feeling like we need to spend money to fill some void in our souls for the next few weeks until Christmas. (Actually what I’ve really realized is that people barely spend any time actually being grateful andContinue reading “Black Friday, Consumerism, and Character”

Don’t Find Yourself, Create Yourself

Everyone seems to be on a mission to figure out who they are. With the rise of self-help books, magazines, tv shows, and seminars, there’s a lot of hype around “finding yourself”. They make all kinds of money on the idea that you’re not good enough and if you buy their book and go to their seminars you’llContinue reading “Don’t Find Yourself, Create Yourself”

Build Your Stamina For Life

When you want to get in shape, you’re aware that you must build your body through baby steps. You lift weights, do cardio, and make it progressively harder. But when it comes to the mind and our lives, we forget these principles. We think we can just wake up and be disciplined, committed, and focusedContinue reading “Build Your Stamina For Life”

Staying Hungry When Life Is Tough

Life is tough. Period. Even people with vast amounts of privilege still have their battles. Buddhism has the rule of Dukkha, often translated to suffering. When you accept that suffering is a part of life, you can move forward. If you think everything is supposed to be “easy” and all forms of pain are “bad” thenContinue reading “Staying Hungry When Life Is Tough”