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I’m 29 years old. I’ve spent most of my time on earth pleasing everyone around me and ended up not knowing where the heck I’m headed. Eventually, I got tired and stopped to get my shit together. A few things have been helping — mainly exercising, reading, and writing.
As I’m writing these lines, I’ve taken…
Freaking Mark Manson once praised my writing. On that Sunday evening of May 2020, my ego rose above the clouds and remained there for a minute or twenty-two.
The other day, I picked on my girlfriend because she’d missed her Spanish class twice in a row. “The way you do something is the way you do everything,” I said. “If you start ditching your optional courses, soon you’ll do the same with the main ones.”
Tina gave me her you-are-going-to-regret-this look, then articulated two sentences that knocked me down. “If that’s true, how the heck do I manage to write a master thesis and a research paper at the same time?” she said. “You know I’m ahead of both deadlines, right?” she paused. …
It all began with a scam. I’d just found this crypto-trading platform, and overnight I’d earned the easiest $50 of my life. Three months later, $50 became $1,200 and of course, I wasn’t planning to stop there.
My calculations said I was nine months away from earning $4,000 per month while cashing enough to cover my living expenses. This was it. Summer 2020 would become the date of my financial freedom. It was time to chase my passion. It was time to write online.
Back then, my words were earning me a $67 salary but that wasn’t an issue. I…
Like many people, I’m more likely to go for a run when a friend is waiting for me down the street. Accountability has always been the invisible hand that pushes me to act — and apparently, it can push you too.
The American Society of Training and Development found that you’re 65% likely to reach your goal when you have an accountability partner. Make that 95% if you meet with that partner every now and then.
Great stuff, right? Except when you’re a solopreneur whose peers live in different time zones, it’s complicated to get an accountability hook-up. …
Ten seconds after Brandon Fishman opened the Amazon app, he started to boil with rage. He’d typed “Vitacup,” the name of his coffee-making startup. Here’s what he saw.
Growing up, Jim Kwik was everything but a quick learner. At the age of five, he suffered a brain injury that won him the title of The Kid with the Broken Brain. Compared to other children, he needed an extra three years to learn how to read.
It was only decades later that Kwik started to live up to his name.
As he started to fail college, Jim became obsessed with learning how to learn. So he turned his attention to studying the human brain and its secrets. He spent years experimenting with memory-enhancing techniques and learning methods.
Productivity is like dating. We all know the theory but suck at practice. I won’t blow your mind with the following list because you’ll recognize most of it. Theory. But you’ll find enough tips to be able to apply them today. Practice.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Creators are an easy target for Parkinson’s Law because we’re often free from deadlines. Even those who set time limits suffer consequences.
Say you give yourself a week to shoot a video, record a podcast, or write two articles. You’d consider spreading the work across…
Mel poured herself what she hoped was enough bourbon to drown her sorrows. She just had a fight with her husband over an upcoming bankruptcy and the kids missing their school bus earlier that morning.
Sure, she could blame him for the failing restaurant, but when it came to being unemployed and oversleeping every single morning of the last three months, she knew it was her responsibility.
Mel shook her head as if it would shake negative thoughts out of her mind, but of course, it didn’t work. So, she turned on the TV. …
Mentoring has always been part of business porn. Like adult movies, mentors fill you with excitement, inspiration, and new ideas. Except, once the show is over, you find yourself back where you started.
The only way to move your business forward is to get things done. That’s where accountability comes into play. The bad news? It’s hard to hold yourself accountable. The good one? Accountability works best when outsourced.
“We are NOT accountable to ourselves,” Simon Sinek said in an interview. “We’re accountable to others. As social animals, we feel responsibility to each other,” he added. …