Writing this article was hard. I’m doing a self-imposed thirty articles in thirty days challenge. Being in the ‘zone’ for writing isn’t always easy. Often, I will feel stuck, bored, restless, and irritable knowing I need to do something that I don’t feel like doing. Sound familiar? Of course it does, you’re human. We get […]

Back in caveman days, being disciplined was so easy that discipline wasn’t even a thing. With a continual threat of death and starvation, there were genuine and visceral reasons for doing things with urgency, even if you didn’t want to do them. Now, most things are seemingly less urgent. Without pressing, visible and tangible requirements […]

Do you want the absolute best for yourself? I know this has not always been true for me. What if your personal problems — yes, the ones you’re dealing with right now — the anxiety, the character flaws, the struggles with money, the nervous blushing — what if… What if the reason you think of them as problems and continue to […]

A complicated life creates stress. I try to take on too much. I worry about unnecessary things. I spread myself too thin wanting to do more and more and more. I lack the focus, time and energy for those things that matter the most to me. Simplicity has always been the solution. The best way […]

Can you challenge yourself? We know the importance of habits. We know that successful habits create successful people when they are brought into everyday action. We are what we repeatedly do. But they are hard to keep, especially when we get overwhelmed by the idea of changing for good. Don’t forget the power of small […]

Why do anything worth doing when we’re not in the zone? When we write, we want to give ourselves the best advantage we can. When I write distracted, agitated, rushed and tired, I may — through some miracle — manage to write something. But usually, it won’t be much good. It will stray too far from the truth and deliver […]

I know what it’s like to be appallingly scattered and distracted. When I’m not clear on exactly what to do, I procrastinate like it’s my passion. I find ways to escape. Sometimes it’s with videos. Others, it’s through meaningless ‘busy’ tasks like planning my future, even though I’ve ‘planned my future’ several times in the […]

Goals are hard. Well, they’re hard because we look back over a year of forgotten goals — a goal graveyard. They seem hard in retrospect because they appear so untouchable, so intangible. So pointless. But they tell us to set goals, and so every year we write out our list and try again. We might make some […]

Imagine this. You are sitting in the audience as part of a live studio recording for a television talk show. Leading the panel is one of your favourite hosts. He’s why you came today. The cameras are rolling. The lights are bright, and the air is studio-sterile. The debate among the guests is interesting and […]

I used to take social media so seriously, pining for likes. Still do sometimes. I stress myself out overanalysing why someone else got more followers than me on Instagram. She has how many? Doing that? What does a guy have to do to get followers and likes these days? And then I laugh. Why am […]