How Much Attention Equals How Much Success

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“Attention or concentration is probably; the most important essential in the development of mind culture. The possibilities of attention when properly directed are so startling that they would hardly appear credible to the uninitiated. The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment […]

What Reality Do You Live In?

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“In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.”  ― Kristian Kan I often tell people, “I’m living in my own reality and everyone else is a guest.” Egotistical or honest? Maybe both? Meh… who cares? In my reality, I don’t, nor should anyone care about […]

Will Money Buy You Happiness?

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This essay was originally featured in my free Sunday newsletter. Preface: The following piece does not come from a place of judgement—I am as much a perpetrator as the next guy. It is meant as an observation of humans (and myself) living in modern society. In fact, writing this is as much a reminder for myself as […]

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde

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This essay was originally featured in my free Sunday newsletter. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ―Oscar Wilde There was once a research survey done of nursing home residents around the country. A question on that survey was, “What is your greatest regret?” One answer that kept coming up went something like this: I wish I […]

To Practice Restraint Is To Practice Life

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This essay was originally featured in my free Sunday newsletter. “Practical exercise is even more important for the student of philosophy than for the student of medicine or any similar art, just as philosophy claims to be a greater and more difficult discipline than any other study. The reason for this is that men who enter the […]

Plans Suck. Do.

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This essay was originally featured in my free Sunday newsletter. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius There is this concept known as Neophiliac, which is a personality type in which a person has a strong affinity for novelty. I think that we all are, at least in our Western culture, a bit […]

You Are Designed To Be Unhappy (Here’s Why and what To Do About It)

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This essay was originally featured in my free Sunday newsletter. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus Think about all the things in your life right now: your car, job, career, education, and every purchase you’ve […]

32 Ways to Build More Muscle

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We all want to build more muscle. And for good reason: Muscle is the most metabolically-active tissue in one’s body. It feeds on the stored calories in your body fat. Want to build your body into a machine that gobbles up calories all day long? Build more muscle. Muscle also protects us, makes us more functional, and makes us more attractive to […]

What’s Your Philosophy

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This essay was originally featured in my free Sunday newsletter. Diogenes the Cynic also reputedly said that a good man considers every day to be a festival and Epictetus subsequently taught his Stoic students to contemplate life in this way. The Stoics used this metaphor to convey a sense of gratitude for the opportunity of life, while […]

Happiness Is Choice

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“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln Well put, don’t ya think? I do. What about you? How happy are you? Do you think about your happiness? Do you regularly evaluate your life so you can figure out if what you are doing is bringing you closer, […]

50 Ways to Lose Weight

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50 ways to Lose weight intelligently without the use of drugs or unhealthy protocols. Please share this one with anyone that you know will benefit! Let’s keep fighting the good fight… Here is a snazzy click-to-tweet link. This essay is about losing weight but it also doubles as a guide on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Overall, […]

Your Past Can Make You Or Break You

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost Think about the last time something “bad” happened to you. Remember the thoughts that raced through your mind: Why me? This is terrible! I’m so unlucky Poor me Now think about the days and weeks that followed: Did […]