How to Appreciate the Shortness of Life

How to Appreciate the Shortness of Life

Life is short. As men (women live a bit longer), we have about 27,922 days of life. Total. 670,140 hours. If we deduct the 8 hours we sleep per day, and we are left with 446,752 hours.  Chances are that some, not all, of you are also working a minimum of 40 hours a week. Maybe you are doing something …

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How to Travel with Purpose

How to Travel with Purpose

In a few days time, I will be embarking on a ten day excursion to Italy. Growing up, traveling to Europe seemed like a dream, something out of reach financially.  As I grew older, I came to realize that Europe is quite cheap, as long as you know how to go about planning a trip. Now 29, I understand the …

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How to Not Waste Life (Wisdom from Socrates)

How to Not Waste Life (Wisdom from Socrates)

Unbeknownst to many, the words of historical luminaries contain vast wisdom and relevancy. If you have an emotion, experience, thought or wonder – it has most likely been written about extensively. It’s up to us to seek out relevant knowledge and apply it to our own lives. I recently finished the book, “The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates” by Xenophon ($1). …

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Avoiding Eternal Despair: Missed Opportunities

Avoiding Eternal Dispair: Missed Opportunities

As you get older, you think about what could have been. If complacent early in life, missed opportunities will eat away at you. In our youth, we have the time and freedom to explore, grow, and learn. As we age, however, societal burdens and pressures increase, leaving less time (and opportunity) to change our current situation. This is not to …

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Hacking Happiness (The Rise of Human Expectations)

How do you define happiness? The results are all over the place. Nobody seems to agree on one overwhelming reason that leads to more happiness. Is it the accumulation of wealth? Close family ties? What about human biology; does that play a role? Is it a combination of factors? Let’s find out. What Have We Done? In the book Sapiens: …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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