Since I graduated from college, I’ve probably worked every type of job you can think of. From working as a stock boy, selling pens, to nearly selling knives door to door. I’ve done it all, and at the time, I hated working in all of them. I thought all these jobs lead to nowhere, leading
We get excited when we think about reaching our goals. A rush of dopamine enters our brain, creating a euphoric sensation of endless possibilities. But the euphoria ends when reality sets in. The challenge and pain that comes with the process of achievement is rarely discussed, but it is why most of us never finish
Conventional wisdom tells us that if we are to improve in anything, we must practice for hours on end. Think of the 10,000-hour rule by Malcolm Gladwell. The traditional notion of practice is preached in sports, business, academia, the arts, and other fields of performance. The problem with the current definition of practice is it
I used to think writing a book meant you had to create something new. This idea made writing much more challenging. But soon I discovered that most stories have been re-told time and again. From the books we read to the movies we watch, something tells us we have seen it before. Creation is an
It’s easy to get thrown off track with all the distractions around us. 24-hour news, tweets, and Facebook updates keep us distracted from the work that matters. Imagine how much more we can accomplish if we spend less time glued to our phones and more time working on our businesses, our projects, and even ourselves.
It’s common sense that to be more productive we need to be focused on the problem at hand, which makes sense because without focus we’ll never be able complete any project. But there is a need to distract ourselves from problems if we ever want to solve them. In the post-recession economy, too many
Writer’s tend to be hard on themselves. We think our work will never make a dent in the universe or at least to our readers who wait to see what we have to say next. There will always be that part of us who wants to hold us back. To criticize us at every turn