A close friend is struggling. He's feeling overwhelmed in his job. It's affecting his home life. His boss expects a lot and never gives credit for the little wins. He's expected to work long hours, have perfect execution and know exactly what to do at all times. He feels like he has to say yes to everything that comes across his desk. Do you feel sympathy for what he's going through? Of course you do! You're not a heartless bastard. We can't help but feel compassion for a friend being in a position like this. Here's the problem... we all have a boss like this. The world’s worst boss is you (and me).Read More
My mind was a couple of miles ahead of us, thinking about the business, what I had to do, and how I couldn't wait for it to take off. In an effort to bring myself back to the moment, I turned to my Dad riding beside me and asked: "Is there anything you'd do differently when you were my age?" His advice helped me see that sometimes we get so caught up in trying to accomplish something big, that we fail to notice all the little things that give life its magic.Read More
It's time to focus on what matters. The modern world will throw everything imaginable at you with time-consuming temptations. No matter who you are, you're given twenty-four-hours at the strike of twelve. Nothing more. Nothing less. Whatever you focus your time on is a decision of how you want to spend your energy. Energy is the currency of a happy, healthy, purpose-driven life. The point is: Don't exchange what you want most for what you kind of want at the moment.Read More
I'm going to ask you a question and hold the space for you to sit a moment in reflection. I want you to try your best to ignore the impulsive desire to read on. I know you're busy and that's why I'm so appreciative of the fact you've taken a couple minutes to spend with me. One thing I bet we both have in common is a list of things we think we should be doing. Put that list aside and let us explore the power of asking, what is necessary and true about where you are right now? How does it feel to embrace this present reality?Read More
From an early age, I adopted a belief like many of us that achievement, success, and knowledge only come from working batshit-crazy hours. Keeping up with the pace of modern culture is a major contributor to record burnout rates. A laundry list of projects and dreams further overwhelm you when they fizzle out. Battling with this tug-of-war mentality of wanting to do more great work but still live a happy, healthy, purpose-driven life drew me into seeking the knowledge of those before me. What I discovered may surprise you. You can get more done when you work less.Read More
Where were you a year ago compared to where you are today? How different does your life look? My life received a transplant from a person I had no idea I could be. The core-shaking experiences I faced could play out in one of two ways with a single decision. Life was happening to me, or life was happening for me. It was preparing me for a life I never knew I could have. It forced me to decide for the first time in my life, what the hell was important to me right now?Read More
We often rely on external circumstances to define our purpose in life, which leads to disappointment, frustration, and a lack of fulfillment. By turning our focus inward and asking the right questions of ourselves, we can identify a personal mission that gives deep meaning to our lives. This essay will help you get started with this important process.Read More
In 1967, Hunter S Thompson spent an entire year living and riding with the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in order to write a first-hand account of the lives and experiences of its members. But fifty years ago, when Thompson was 22, he wrote a letter to his friend in response to a request for life advice. It might just be the best damn advice you'll hear for finding your purpose and living a meaningful life.Read More
I became an uncle last week. At 10:43 a.m. on Thursday, a healthy 7-pound 4-ounce girl entered our world. It's a surreal experience as a brother to have your sister give birth. As a new life of possibility enters the world, it made me think, what are you capable of accomplishing in your life?Read More
We've all been there, hitting send on an anger-fueled text that we immediately regret. In a fit of I'm angry and want to let it out, I smashed send on a clever mocking of an acquaintance’s uncanny resemblance to a circus clown. My hyper focus blinded my sensibility to realize it was a) stupid and, b) being sent to the person, not my intended friend. Instant karma. I was still pulling my heart off the ground when I heard the ping of the response. Good ol' Abraham Lincoln learned a similar valuable lesson before he learned the big secret of dealing with people.Read More
A life is full of hidden surprises vying for our precious time. It's easy to forget their power as the results don't immediately stop. Like a pin prick in an air mattress. It will hold for a while, but with use will be flat in no time. Feeling drained builds until you’re stuck thinking there’s zero you can do about it.Read More
Ever had one of those moments where a life lesson long time coming fits into place? You finally understand the lesson, which now feels like Ohhhh the square peg goes in the square hole. Life never gets easier, you just get stronger. It’s what makes for a rich life.Read More
Are you waiting for the perfect moment to make a change in your life? I'll start a diet in the fall, I'll start exercising January 1st, I'll start writing a book when I have free time, I'll quit (insert vice) after my birthday. The list is endless. We all have countless desires that sit on dusty shelves. What would you be capable of if you could stop procrastinating?Read More
I wake up each morning and see the world through a lens with me as the protagonist. You feel the same way about yourself. You are the centre of your world. The world revolves around us, regardless of how altruistic, generous and selfless a person we are (or think we are). Everyday is, quite literally, about how we encounter the world. So if you want to get rid of fear once and for all, be the hero you were born to be.Read More
In Tim Ferriss's 300+ podcast interviews, he's pulled insights from the world's greatest thinkers. All in the hopes of distilling the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons and world-class performers into lessons that the rest of us can use. Tim noticed that patterns started to emerge for what makes these people successful. The one that rules them all is that 80% of the world-class performers he's interviewed have a daily meditation or mindfulness practice.Read More
When you're in alignment with your why, other opportunities will come along. Sometimes it feels like you're making a sacrifice but it actually becomes a better set up for success. Crafting a vision lets you peer beyond the horizon so you see that wherever you’re at, what’s more important is who you can become, rather than who you currently are.
Fire and brimstone won't stop my morning ritual. I have an obsessive desire to grasp back control of my time, day-by-day, hour-by-hour. When anxiety throws jabs, it's a reminder that I'm focused on the worries of the future. While I'm not able to predict the future, I can ease the mind by living in day-tight compartments. I know what’s on the other side of the horizon. When I own the day, I own my life.Read More
This story of Alex Banayan's wild quest to uncover how the world's most successful people launched their careers will help you find your why.Read More
Finding your why starts with asking, "How might your life be better with less?" We tend to think more is better. An unfortunate mindset we've inherited from a go-go-go society. Laser-focused on the promise that success comes when we're willing to put the rest of our life on the backburner.Read More
Our state of mind defines every relationship in our life. So why not make looking after self-care a priority? We may not like what we see in the mirror, but there's no point arguing with the reflection. Self-care is an important first step in taking back control of our lives.
Want to know what our biggest problem is? We think we shouldn't have any.
Yet problems are what make us grow. Problems are what shape our soul. Problems are what make us become more.Read More
I decided in my late twenties that I needed to re-shape some of my limiting beliefs. One in particular had floated above my head like a dark cloud. I adopted a limiting belief early on that I was a horrible student because I thought tests reflected my capability. I carried this ass-backwards limiting belief through high school, college and into university. The mere mention of a test still takes a toll on my sanity. But now I know why and what can be done do to uncover your limiting beliefs so you can live an unmistakable life.Read More