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Principles of War: 4 Strategies to Conquer Life

Principles of War: 4 Strategies to Conquer Life

Life lessons litter history. In studying the past, we learn from the experiences of other people; an exercise designed to help us avoid pitfalls and setbacks in our own life. Next to nothing we see in our lifetimes is unique; nothing more than a re-occurrence of something that’s happened over and again in the past. However, our time is limited ... Read More »

Napoleon: Learning from the Greatest General The World Has Seen

Napoleon: Learning from the Greatest General The World Has Seen

Napoleon Bonaparte, the French statesman and military leader, remains a polarizing figure to this day. History is truly divided on whether this man was a military genius, or simply a greedy warlord who overplayed his hand, leading to the ruin of France and his own exile. However, few can match Napoleon’s success on the battlefield. He is arguably the world’s ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Death of Creativity: 10 Ways You Can Fight Back

The Death of Creativity 10 Ways You Can Fight Back

Recently I had the privilege of volunteering with a major charity organization, creating life-size board games for underprivileged children. It was fun and rewarding. Along with 15-20 of my co-workers, we worked on the projects for several hours. I was taken back by the mood of the group. People I had known for years, silent desk jockey types, were interacting in a ... Read More »

Find Your Reason: The Mindset You Need to Avoid Mediocrity

Find Your Reason: The Mindset You Need to Avoid Mediocrity

August 2015. I started out at the skyline, watching the sun set in the distance. It had been one year since I moved into a new apartment 10 minutes from the city center. I had everything I would ever need here – a luxurious, third floor pad with a private roof deck overlooking the city around me. Close to work, close ... Read More »