I spend so much time traveling around the world that I haven’t really settled down anywhere yet.
I often wander from one place to another with no particular goal in mind. I just want to be happy and live a meaningful life. The type of life where I can look back and say to myself, “wow… that was pretty damn good.”
I’m pretty good at collecting accents. Drop me in Australia for a few months, and I’ll quickly sound like I’m from Melbourne. Similarly, I’m in Canada right now. I currently have a Canadian twang mixed with my native British…
I know exactly how you feel.
I can tell that you want to make friends with anyone and live each day with a beautiful sense of optimism. But for one reason or another, you have no idea how to start.
Let me begin by saying you’re capable of achieving a much better life than you think. But before I continue this article, I need to drop some truth bombs:
Why do you struggle to be productive?
Without even knowing you, I can tell that your answer is a lack of time & energy. You want to create incredible amounts of wealth and to make consistent progress towards your dreams. But no matter how hard you try, nothing seems to work.
Right? We think “if I can finish watching this episode on Netflix, or feel more motivated, then I’ll finally be productive.” But sooner or later, you realize that nothing is going to change until you take action. As Stephen Pressfield writes in his book, The War Of Art:
A lot of people don’t like being alone. They have a desire to go to large parties, meet hundreds of people, and have long conversations until the early hours of the morning.
That’s not me. I prefer being alone with my thoughts, reflecting on the past, and thinking about everything that the future has to offer.
Why? I don’t know. But it’s a natural part of who I am. I can’t help it. So instead of wishing for my personality to be extroverted, I read, write, and do many other things that you’d expect a typical introvert to do.
I grew up in a relatively poor working-class family. We managed to put food on the table and keep a roof over our heads. But almost every day while growing up, I complained that we didn’t have enough.
In hindsight, my perspective was flawed. After all, I spent so much time comparing my situation to people in western nations that I completely forgot about how fortunate I was compared to the rest of the world.
It doesn’t matter if you live in the south side of Chicago or in a trailer park in the middle of Arizona. As long as…
A few days ago, I had an interesting Zoom call with a Republican friend in Arizona. He said, “I really hate the policies of the Democratic Party. But contrary to what the news says, they’re not evil. They’re just doing what they think is right. I respect that.”
People within the fifty states are supposed to be united under one country. However, the divisions between citizens are growing more potent than ever before. Finding common ground or even having a rational conversation with the opposing political side is becoming increasingly difficult.
Critical thinking has been destroyed because everyone is loyal…
I’m not proud of who I used to be.
I used to watch Self-Improvement videos on YouTube while eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And whenever I went downtown, I’d always listen to a podcast from Gary Vee while sitting on the train.
I didn’t realize it at the time. But I was increasingly becoming addicted to the toxic allure of self-help. Deep down, I wanted my life to change. And eventually, I did. But unfortunately, it wasn’t for the better.
It sounds obvious, but it’s a fact of life that many people forget.
One of my favorite activities is flying from LA to Sydney in First-Class.
The airline provides a complimentary limousine to drive me to the airport. And once I’m on the plane, it’s beautiful being served a glass of champagne at 38,000ft. Plus, having a butler on standby is extremely convenient whenever I need something to eat or drink.
But a few months ago, I decided to try out Economy class for the first time. And although it was an interesting experience, I made a few mistakes that caused my ego to suffer a little bit of turbulence.
Here they are:
See that photo of a woman lying by the pool?
She’s living her best life. All it took was 365 cold showers, an 18-hour per day work ethic, and a prolific consumption of self-improvement books. Heck, she probably listened to an audiobook of “The Four Hour Work Week” during the flight to Costa Rica. The only reason she’s able to lay by the pool and relax is that she hustled her way to the top. There is no other plausible explanation.
At least, that’s what many writers want you to think. They’ll promote their latest article as “something that will…
I’m going to tell you several facts that made me feel sick to my stomach.
Obesity costs the United States $147 billion each year. Two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese. And during a global health crisis, some fast-food companies are making more money than ever before.
We’re in the middle of a pandemic. Yet, there are hardly any TV advertisements or White House press briefings discussing the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. But then again, pharmaceutical companies can’t profit from that. So, I’m not surprised.