Brain Rules Book Review

By |March 18th, 2015|

Brain rules by John Medina is a book about the modern scientific understanding of how the brain learns and performs, and what we might do to improve it. The basic take away is: we, as humans, have set up our schools and places of business in an way that’s not in alignment with how the […]

Five Strategies to Manage Your Self Control / Discipline Conundrum

By |February 11th, 2015|

One of the foundations of the self-improvement movement is self-determinism: the act of determining your future through your own efforts by exercising self-control and discipline.

Inspiring stories of legendary self-determinists, such as athletes and successful entrepreneurs, are all around us; constantly reminding us of our own shortcomings.
I can hear the scripts being read now:
“You can do […]

How to Be a Self-Determinist

By |April 28th, 2007|

I've been a self-determinist since I was about eight years old. My dad told me that I could do anything I set my mind to and I took him for his word.

The More Competition, The Easier it Gets

By |April 24th, 2007|

Most people are scared of competition. They see the world’s population exploding at over 6 1/2 billion people and think that they will never have a chance.

Every year, the competition’s getting stiffer. More and more investors are battling over real estate, more and more bloggers are battling over cyberspace, and more and more […]

Dont Tell Me What You’re Gonna Do

By |April 16th, 2007|

I used to bartend with this guy who seemed to have big aspirations. To protect the, er.. innocent, let’s call him “Jason.” He always talked about what he was ‘gonna’ do.

“This summer I’m gonna go live in New Zealand.”

“Cool,” I said.

“Yeah, I’ve done all the research and it’s gonna be great. I […]

Why Most People Fail

By |March 8th, 2007|

Several years ago, I attended a wealth expo at the Learning Annex in New York City. I was so excited to go, like a kid on a sleepless Christmas Eve.

The amount of talent assembled was incredible. Over several days, I absorbed wisdom straight from the mouths of gurus like Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, […]

Whatever You do, Don’t Panic!

By |December 30th, 2006|

My grandpa loves to take his grandchildren fishing. Some of my greatest memories are on the boat with him. As a kid I tended to get myself into some sticky situations; my line and lure would often get tangled everywhere and anywhere.

Sometimes my lure would wrap around his and start flopping around in the water while heading for the spinning blade of the motor. Knowing that it was my fault, I would start to get nervous and stand up in the moving boat, jump to the side, and dangerously reach into the water.

My grandpa would calmly turn off the engine, turn around, and say: “Whatever You do, Don’t Panic!”

Uncommon Sense

This simple advice has saved my arse time and time again over the course of my life. It might seem like common sense, but the older I get, the more I realize that common sense is often the least common kind. I have seen panic strike many times, crippling people in their work, their investments, and their lives.