Self-Development

Get Unstuck: The Death Ground Strategy

Get Unstuck: The Death Ground Strategy

Your life is too comfortable. But you already knew that. The potential is there, but it hasn’t been realized. Maybe you suffer from brain rot. Maybe you’re easily distracted and can’t focus. Whatever your issues, there is an easy fix. You must enable death ground. Death ground is a strategy of warfare. It’s a reaction towards the threat of annihilation. In ... Read More »

8 Mental Mantras to Break Free of Inaction and Induce Massive Success

8 Mental Mantras to Break Free of Inaction and Induce Massive Success

To achieve self-mastery, you must develop and enforce several mental mantras. This ensures you are in a state of positivity when you go about your creative process. You must win in the mind before all else. The big picture, and how you will get there, needs to be your singular focus. Never slack on your preparation. I recently finished the ... Read More »

Inaction vs. Action: The David vs. Goliath Battle to Keep You Stagnant

Inaction vs. Action: The David vs. Goliath Battle to Keep You Stagnant

Time moves fast, especially when you spend your days doing things that don’t make you happy. You dwell on the past; wishing, hoping, praying for a way to “go back,” back to when life was easier and less chaotic. Imagine if you got started 5 years ago instead of waiting? “If only I had pursued my passion back in the ... Read More »

4 Side Hustle Metrics Mandatory for Success

4 Side Hustle Metrics Mandatory for Success

My assumption is that all of you are working diligently towards a side hustle (or two). If so, this article is for you. Currently, the near majority of my income comes from my employer. My goal over the better part of the past six months has been to diversify my income stream. I started this blog two years ago as ... Read More »

How to Destroy Time Wasting Activities

Avoiding Time Wasting Activities

Over the past few months, my focus has been on ruthless self-discipline. I’ve written about this extensively on the site. It’s important to me, and it should be to you as well. After all, we live and we die. Life moves quickly, a realization I’ve made just recently. Before we know it, our best years are behind us. We wake ... Read More »

Learning Self-Discipline (4 Life Areas of Focus)

Learning Self-Discipline (4 Life Areas of Focus)

When self-discipline is weak or non-existent, frustration sets in. What results is what we commonly refer to as a “rut.” When we do not understand the process, we wallow in inconsistency. If prolonged, this inconsistency turns to self-disgust. Learning self-discipline will change your life – it may not be the catalyst you remember the most, but it will be pretty close. Self-discipline ... Read More »

The Importance of Charitable Giving (and How You Can Help)

The Importance of Charitable Giving (and How You Can Help)

Christmas will be here in a few days, and with that, a time for me to reflect on the true meaning of the holidays and gift giving – specifically, charitable giving. This Christmas, my girlfriend and I decided to keep gifts under $50. We also plan to spend a day volunteering at a local soup kitchen. Unlike most of my possession-driven companions, ... Read More »

Why a Chip on Your Shoulder is Mandatory for Success

Why You Always Need a Chip on Your Shoulder

You need a chip on your shoulder to maximize self-discipline and consistency. Without an intrinsic purpose, attention to detail wavers and eventually ceases. The reason why we  give up so quickly is because we do not have a strong enough purpose to stay the course, especially when complications arise. There are days where we might not feel like doing anything. That ... Read More »

Learning From Squirrels: Three Traits to Embody

Learning From Squirrels: Two Traits to Embody

Squirrels are cast as a disruptive, invasive species that serves no purpose. But they are remarkably misunderstood. Let me explain. I’ve learned that squirrels are crafty creatures we can learn a thing or two from. Being in the city, I see squirrels all the time. Perhaps a moment of serendipity, I focused on this one squirrel the other day on my way to the gym. The ... Read More »

Stoicism and Death: Making Sense of Our Eventual Demise

Using Stoicism to Make Sense of Death

Everyone dies. It is the end of all and can be a mortifying thought. I used to think about death a lot. I would get stuck, often thinking about a large black void on repeat. I told myself over and over, “the day will come where I no longer exist. I will be nothing.” Dwelling on our eventual death is unhealthy and a poor ... Read More »