Shut Up And Do


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney Every day I sit down (or stand up) to write, I feel the same inner force urging me on. This force motivates me to want to help those of you that struggle with improving your life. Maybe it’s your eating or […]

The Moment Manifesto


“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” -Rose Kennedy Each moment is a milestone of your life: it is the furthest moment you have ever lived. Did you feel that? That was the sound your mind being blown. (Haha.) No, but really, life is a series of moments strung together. I want you to […]

Listen More And Talk Less


“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” -Confucius We all have the urge to speak our mind. Especially when we are emotionally charged by something, the urge to say what we want to say is rarely one we can suppress. Most of us feel that we have a right, a responsibility even, to say […]

Laughing Is Healthy

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ―Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol I recently moved to a new city where I knew no one (Austin, Texas). It’s a great city and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long, long time. As always, I […]

Judgement Is The Mark Of A Small Mind

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson I sometimes wonder about people that are judgmental. I often think it is a form […]

Why You Should Obsess Over The Details


“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” -Swami Sivananda Life is the culmination of a countless small things. Our bodies are made up of organs, cells, atoms, quarks, then something else that scientists are trying to identify. Everyone and everything in the universe is made […]

Life Is Surfing: It’s About How You Surf The Waves


“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” -Lou Holtz This ratio basically means that it’s really how you respond to life that matters (in case that wasn’t obvious). I think if the quote went like this, “Life is not what happens to you, but how you […]

Don’t Try To Solve Life


“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” -Soren Kierkegaard This stuck a chord with me because I pride myself on being a problem solver. I always look for the solution. The thing is, sometimes there isn’t a solution. Sometimes a thing is meant to be just the way […]

Train Your Mind Via Your body

Animus: basic attitude or governing spirit – Latin for spirit, mind, courage “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear— not absence of fear. Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.”   — Mark Twain Training your body to become fitter is a great thing. But this has […]

Why Your Comfort Zone is Making You Weak


“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.” ― Tupac Shakur It’s great to read quotes and motivational pieces like the one you are about to read. I’ve found that the more I do of both, the more my personality changes for the […]

What Are You Trading For Dollars?

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” -Jonathan Swift I once read somewhere that having more money makes you more of the person you already are. So if you are generous, you will be generous when you have more money. And if you are selfish, you just end […]

I’m Starting A Nonprofit


Update: I just laughed a Build a School Fundraiser through Pencils of Promise. To make a donation go here! “Joel taught me that my assumptions about the nature of charity had been wrong. When we give handouts to those in poverty , we do them a disservice . We create a cruel cycle of dependence. […]

Read Biographies. Trust me. Read them.


“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.” -James Russell Lowell You should read biographies. I didn’t realize how useful these were until I started reading them. Here are a few I recommend: Screw it, Let’s Do it by Richard Branson Delivering Happiness by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh The Everything Store: Jeff […]

Live Without


“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo […]

Is Life Passing You By?


“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller – Pamphlet No matter how much I learn, how much I write, and how much I can give advice or preach to others, I will always be imperfect. And so will you. I […]