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The Two Necessary Ingredients for Sustained Happiness

Create something that serves others. Years ago, my dad asked me a question while we were working on the landscaping at our home. The work was hard but monotonous enough to not prevent us from having a good discussion. My dad went for something deep. “What do you think will

Stop Being So Optimistic. It’s Killing You

Facing reality is the first step to change the world. “The real poetry and beauty in life comes from an intense relationship with reality in all its aspects.” — Robert Greene Most people think that a positive attitude is a good thing. I probably would agree. Most of the time.

Never Buy a Bentley, and Other Important Advice

Some things you just can’t learn for yourself “A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.” — Elbert Hubbard Most people have no idea how important it is to learn from the experiences of others. There is a sort of

Building the Team Is the Main Thing Every Time

There are no exceptions For most people, there is one “main thing” — that if done regularly, repeatedly, and consistently — will lead to disproportionate successful results. But what is that elusive “main thing”? And how do we figure it out? For me, it all comes down to food. Permit

If You Don’t Eliminate This Habit, You Will Never Grow

I had to stop doing this to finally start being consistent. “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” — Sun Tzu For many years I had a problem that I did not even know about. It

Stop Using Your Left Hand

Sometimes it can hold you back Most people are really good at something. And if they are not, then they most likely could get really good at something, with some time, practice, and initiative. Most of us have some type of strength. Not always physical strength, but something else. Some of us are

Most People Cheer for Those on the Podium, Praise This Instead

These are the people you should praise “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”  — Oscar Wilde Most people recognize winners when they see them on the podium. Or with the gold medal around their neck. Or when the the news notices. Or newspapers.

3 Things You Can Only Learn As You Get Older

There are surprising benefits to getting older “There is a person, an 80-year old version of yourself, that is rooting hard for you to make good decisions today.” Most young people don’t appreciate the true advantages of being young. And most people, as they age, realize that with aging comes new

This Habit Will Prevent You From Making Any Progress

Most people who are stuck, do this “Valor withers without adversity.” — Seneca Bad things happen to everyone. And the bad news is not uniformly distributed, either. Some people bear more than others. Adversity strikes early and often. Many sayings and quips try to persuade us that adversity is just a

I Initially Hated This Book, But Now I Tell Pretty Much Everyone To Read It ASAP

I am the poster child for the principles in this book “Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” — John Kenneth Galbraith Most of us have dreams that we would love to achieve.

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