Short-film version of an article I wrote a while ago on Medium. It’s called ‘The cure for an anxious, sucky life in less than 550 words.’ Here is that article: https://medium.com/personal-growth/the-cure-for-an-anxious-sucky-life-in-less-than-550-words-81898c821ebd All footage taken by the author in and around Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, 2019. If you lack direction and focus each day, try out my […]

Have you ever handed over money for something you at first adamantly refused to pay for? I’m sitting in a cafe in Bangkok holding a little plastic elephant on a key-chain. It’s not something I had any inclination of paying money for today. Ten minutes ago a young woman walked in and — with a broad smile — handed […]

Picture a box of juicy oranges in front of you. You have been set the task to peel them all. How would you do it best? Well, one orange at a time, with a sharp knife, you say. Correct. I’d do it the same way too. But most of us try to pick up as […]

My first try at a short-film version of an article I wrote a while ago on Medium that did well. All footage taken by the author in and around Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Japan, 2019. (Link: https://medium.com/the-mission/what-i… ) Follow me on Twitter: @iamalexmathers Any questions, feedback, comment below. You may also like… How to end self-consciousness […]

When was the last time you did something that made you feel worse about yourself for having done it? You keep saying you’ll stop smoking, but you do it, and you always feel awful when you do. You can smell it on your fingers. Perhaps, you’re super-sensitive to caffeine like me, and yet you still […]

I’ve been trying to bring more thirty-day challenges into my life. A month is a substantial chunk of time for developing a habit without being overwhelmed at the idea of doing something forever. I aim to make it fun, but a stretch. Over February of 2019, I embarked on a challenge to write a self-development […]

If you’ve been struggling, now is the time. To cast off the heavy shell, and show the world who you are. To make that dent we’ve all been waiting for. It is possible. I have seen it. To work on outstanding projects, with exceptional people, for substantial income. An influential, successful career working for yourself […]

“It’s lonely at the top. Ninety-nine per cent of people in the world are convinced they can’t do great things, so they aim for mediocre.”  — Tim Ferriss Ever feel like you’re repeatedly banging into a wall? It can be hard to sense that we are getting anywhere, let alone making a dent in the Universe. It […]

You don’t want to start. Your heart goes faster. You and your thoughts move quicker. You start to pace. You’re in a mild panic. Because you panic, you want to take on many things at once. You look at the beginning, and you look at the end, and you try to start in the middle […]

There is something in most people that annoys me. Today, lying by the pool, a group of guys playing loud music and cackling like donkeys annoyed me. People who spit on the streets here in Bangkok and act like they own the pavement annoy me. Loud groups of tourists who leave rubbish around annoy me. […]