Happiness Is Choice

“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, […]

Your Past Can Make You Or Break You

“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 […]

You Have To Sell Yourself

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” -Mark Twain “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” -Isaac Asimov The quotes above make me laugh. You know: the kind of laugh that comes from someone who gets it. Now, I’m not suggesting […]

The Mistake Manifesto: Why Mistakes Shouldn’t Be Avoided

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” -Oscar Wilde Life is short. Get as much experience as you can by making more mistakes. The more mistakes you make, the more you learn about yourself and the world around you; the wiser and more experienced you become. I write and think about mistakes a […]

Struggles and Desperation: Absolutely Necessary?

“I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.” -Jim Carrey I totally love and agree with this quote. But does that mean it’s easy to embrace, even seek out, desperation? Nope. I […]

Life Is Tragic

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” –Stephen Hawking Life is tragic, though. We spend our entire lives yearning for what we don’t have while completely ignoring what we do. We kick, yell and scream when we don’t get our way, as if the way we want is the only way. We search for […]

Resistance Is Out To Ruin You

There are two books by David Pressfield that you should buy and read often. They are: “The War of Art” and “Do The Work.” Pressfield’s advice is targeted at artists—writers, painters, entrepreneurs, playwrights, etc.—but are just as applicable for those that want to be healthier, happier and better human beings. A word he is most […]

Do You Suck At Listening? (Probably)

“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” ―Rumi Most people suck at listening. Like really suck. When they aren’t talking, they are thinking about what they want to say next. That’s not listening—that’s just silent talking. Listening is active and engaged. It provides feedback and encouragement that continues the conversation to new […]

Are You Taking Risks In Your Life?

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” ―Oscar Wilde Genius quote. There are times you should go “all out” and there are times you should really hold back. Overall, the middle is where you want to be. The middle of most things is where the results are, where the answers are. That said, one thing you can […]

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 […]