Self-Development

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)

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 »

How to Fight Conformity and Move Beyond Average

How to Fight Conformity and Move Beyond Average

Do you crave safety in numbers? Comfort in doing what everyone else does? If so, this article isn’t for you. Mortality is our indisputable motivator. To waste away in the pursuit of nothing is the cruellest of self-inflicted crimes. Conformity rules the masses. It has been this way for centuries. What compels people to sleepwalk through life? People are bored out of their ... Read More »

Choose the Strenuous Life

Chaos and slothful tendencies lead to a distracted, unorganized life. If we aren’t willing to put in the hard work necessary for success, then we will never accomplish anything meaningful. Years will pass, accomplishments will be scarce. Maybe this is the kind of life we truly desire. The easy life – one filled with Xbox, Netflix, couch, and sleep. Or maybe ... Read More »

The Importance of Flexible Life Rules

The Importance of Flexible Life Rules

All of us have a very particular set of life rules that govern how we live our lives. These rules ensure consistency and that we stay the same person every day and adhere to the the values we embody. I recently read Tony Robbins book “Awake the Giant Within.” One chapter is devoted to the topic of the rules that govern ... Read More »