Success Principles from the World’s Greatest Conqueror

Success Principles from the World's Greatest Conqueror

All quotes found in this article are from the book, “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World,” unless otherwise noted. The book can be purchased here.  “The armies of Genghis Khan crushed every army wherever they found them, from the Himalayan Mountains to the Caucasus Mountains, from the Indus River to the Volga River…No city withstood their onslaught. ... Read More »

Understanding Logic: Why You Do What You Do

Understanding Logic: Why You Do What You Do

Every decision we make feels right. We believe we are rational creatures, always making the correct choices and decisions. The book “Predictably Irrational” author Dan Ariely presents numerous experiments that prove otherwise. His findings show we are more likely to make irrational decisions in almost every set of circumstances, especially economic decisions. We’ve proven that we have very erratic thinking patterns. Because ... Read More »

Why You Waste Free Time

Why You Waste Free Time

Boredom is poison. We crave meaning in our lives. We also want our time to make a difference. Spending time on irrelevant pursuits leaves us feeling hollow. The irony is that everyone claims to want more time, but most aren’t capable of handling this time. We waste free time because we are constantly distracted. The recipe for human happiness hasn’t ... Read More »

The Importance of Knowledge Recordkeeping

The Importance of Knowledge Recordkeeping

As men, our legacy often overwhelms our thoughts. We find ourselves pondering, “What will I leave behind once I’m gone?” Foremost, we wish to provide for those we care about. This is a mandatory principle of masculinity – being able to both live comfortably and financially support loved ones. However, there is another legacy we can leave behind. Aside from accomplishment, wealth, or even ... Read More »

What George Washington Can Teach Us About Adversity

What George Washington Can Teach Us About Adversity

Adversity takes on all forms and strikes when we least expect it. In hindsight, a lot of adversity seems overblown. In the moment, however, it can often turn our world upside down. On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army of the United States was formed. General George Washington was appointed Commander-in-chief. He was an easy choice for a leader; having the ... Read More »

How Biases are Killing Your Potential

How Biases are Killing Your Potential

As humans, we are prone to misjudgments. We have a flawed lens of the world around us. Countless biases –  from past observations, experiences, and evolutionary traits – dominate our way of thinking. Mental processes that helped us survive 10,000 years ago are still with us today. Such obsolete programming does us no favors.  As we age, these biases resonate deeper within us. They become ... Read More »

Why You Give Up (and What to Do About It)

Why You Give Up (and What to Do About It)

Giving up is the easiest thing to do in the world. It requires nothing more than saying, “I’m done.” Giving up also takes on many forms. Saying you’re done with a side hustle is one thing. Accepting yourself as a failure is quite another. Giving up is also one of the most destructive actions a human can take, with far ranging ... Read More »

The Power of Intellectual Curiosity

The Power of Intellectual Curiosity

The year was 1903. It was a freezing cold December day. The Wright brothers were on a beach just outside of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, their Flyer ready to take to the air. They had attempted flight before (and succeeded), but this time would be different. The Flyer was now equipped with an engine. This would be their second attempt ... Read More »

The Importance of Learning Abundance

The Importance of Learning Abundance

Abundance vs. Scarcity. You’ve undoubtedly heard these two terms before. But what do they really mean, especially abundance? Look no further than the book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Written in 2012 (prior to their best seller Bold), Abundance examines the changing world and cites some remarkable statistics, statistics that show vast improvement in the plight ... Read More »

How to Apply Google’s Pillars of Innovation to Your Life

How to Apply Google’s Pillars of Innovation to Your Life

“Fail early, fail often, fail forward” My latest read is “Bold” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. The book explores innovation through radically changing industries; fueled by exponential technology, and the use of automation, networks and leveraging of the crowd. The authors give practical insight into several  such technologies and the entrepreneurial mindset (THINK BIG!) need to exploit them. As stated in ... Read More »