Mickey Mouse Motivation: When Insta-Wisdom Goes Too Far

It began about 6 months ago. What started on Twitter quickly spread to Instagram, and now Facebook. It’s the commoditization of inspiration, and it seems like everyone is taking part. First it was celebrities, then fitness gurus and now marketers. All of whom clamber for eyeballs and attention by posting motivation images with overlaid text. Once a sucker for these […]

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How To ‘Multitask’ Effectively: Avoiding the Task-Switching Penalty

Multitasking is a weakness, not a strength. The evidence is in: multitasking is impossible. What we thinking of as multitasking – performing multiple activities at the same time – is actually just moving quickly from one activity to the next, never fully engaging in any particular one. Research shows that there are dire consequences of constantly switching […]

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Hacking Silence: How To Recharge Without Running Away

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin One of the easiest ways to feel totally relaxed is to sit in a quiet place. But just how exactly do you find the right place? In cities like New York and […]

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Why I stopped taking MDMA

I’ve taken a lot of MDMA in my life. It was fun, I had great experiences, but looking back – I never really grew as a person. In fact, I regressed tremendously as a result of casual raving on ecstasy. And now, when I see people at festivals or EDM events popping molly, I can’t help […]

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The Quarterly Review (Career Planning for Entrepreneurs)

Quarterly Review h/t to Taylor Pearson for this format. I’ve previously written about my morning routine. Using resources from Taylor’s new book, The End of Jobs, I’ve expanded this into a 4 part series: Part 1: Daily Ritual Part 2: Weekly Review Part 3: Quarterly Review Part 4: Annual Review It’s not very helpful to […]

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The benefits of thinking scarce

Scarcity. Something to avoid. Bad, unhealthy, and limiting to our potential. Right? Scarcity vs abundance Scarcity has become a thing to avoid, both in the self-development and online business communities. One blogger went so far as to call the scarcity mindset a kiss of death. The fact is, we’re conditioned to believe in the paramount […]

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