The state of current affairs is pretty intense, to put it mildly. Conversations, social media, politics, and the news are all intensely set on the new seemingly daily stresses of our everyday lives. It's the topics of choice that everyone talks about everywhere you go. It's near impossible to get away. In response, we become … Continue reading How the Push for More Negativity Has the Opposite Effect
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
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
Self-control is a vast, multi-faceted skill. It can be applied to many of life's circumstances and I feel it should be used more during these challenging, sometimes difficult days. More control can actually cultivate some of the best feelings of self-satisfaction and long-term well being. As this is an age-old skill and once a mainstay … Continue reading One of the Best Feelings in the World
When I was younger I had a burning passion for all things health and fitness. I read books and magazines (remember those?), asked questions and had discussions, trained hard, ate healthy foods, and basically immersed myself in that world. I still do those things today, but it's a bit tempered. Then, one of my first … Continue reading How Passion Can Steal Your Soul
We humans are masters of frustrating ourselves to death. We are great at self-imposed stress and we're getting better at it every day. What does it take to let go and intentionally lose control? How do we stop trying to manipulate the uncontrollable and start to accept things the way they are or will play … Continue reading The Struggle of Letting Go
In another post I wrote a little about the problems with self-improvement media. Here I want to share a couple of things I've stumbled upon from my own experience. Looking back it's easier to see what's worked and what hasn't. Hindsight is like that: a sometimes perceived unfair, but necessary teacher. There's no getting around … Continue reading Is This Real Self Improvement?
You don't have to look very long to find yet another article or post about the negativity of social media. Some will argue against the mounting evidence that it isn't the platforms' fault, it's the users.' With that said I won't go into the often repeated detailed points regarding the ills. We know them and … Continue reading Am I Doing Social Media Wrong?