Looking at numerous social media feeds, bookshelves, and podcasts you can't help but see a plethora of hustle culture, which I like to call hustle porn. Hustling, crushing it, killing it, or whatever cool and catchy phrase you want to use is prevalent throughout our present-day culture. Once reserved for sports or the military you're … Continue reading Are You Addicted to the Hustle?
In another post I talked about what's wrong with the self-improvement media industry and gave a rebuttal in the form of one word: action. Here I want to share a little about the cycle of self-help and how the real world can truly help us. A few days ago I came across a podcast excerpt … Continue reading Self-Help Media Versus the Real World
I just can't do it anymore. I quit! To say we are all inundated with media is an understatement. News, politics, current events, marketing, commercials, billboards, ads, and everyone you know talking about all those things all the time. I. Am. Done. A quick look back When I was a kid I remember sitting at … Continue reading Quitting the Game
I'm on LinkedIn and I'm sure you are too. There's some sort of unwritten rule that once you graduate college or are on the hunt for your next job that you need to be on it. It's a type of unsaid rule of life if you want to be seen by recruiters and view the … Continue reading Is LinkedIn Just Another Waste of Time?
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford I have a friend who is always making plans. He will always update me on what he's got coming up or a new idea. He also explains to me about if this or that happens then they can finally get to … Continue reading Doing Versus Planning
I've failed at so many attempts to making money online. Just saying those last three words made me squirm a little. Selling and marketing are necessary evils when it comes to achieving such success and this is my short version of why I'm okay with failing. As I've stated here on this blog before, I … Continue reading Being Authentic in a Marketed World
If I hear someone start a sentence with, "I saw on Facebook that..." when talking about anything dealing with science, politics, medicine, or any other important subject matter I will quickly become the world's biggest skeptic. We are unfortunately living in a Facebook (FB) world. So many people rely (and I mean r-e-l-y) on FB … Continue reading I Saw This on Facebook
Raising children isn't for the faint of heart, impatient, or selfish. It goes without saying that being a parent comes with not only responsibility on all levels, but also serves as an intense and unassuming learning experience. As all children are uniquely different so are parenting styles. With a plethora of books, blogs, and experts … Continue reading Parenting Through Experience
Below I'll list three of my absolute favorite sites/blogs that I follow for life lessons, best practices, and elegant writing. Spoiler alert: No social media pages are included in this short list. Sorry. I'm a bigger believer in reading well-written, thought-provoking prose versus bite-sized junk food replete with click-bait, sensationalized headlines, and self-affirming, opinionated blabber. … Continue reading 3 of My Absolute Favorite Sites I Follow
When I was 17 years old I joined the Louisiana Air National Guard. I was whisked away to San Antonio, Texas for Basic Training and then bused up to Wichita Falls for Tech School. Afterwards, I would spend the next 21 years with some of the greatest men and women I'd ever meet. With numerous … Continue reading An Important Reminder