8 Important Lessons I Never Learned in School.

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When I was 10 years old, my family took its annual trip to the Hawaiian islands. Typically, we’d go during the last few weeks of August as a last-minute respite before school started. But for some reason, on this particular occasion we went during the winter. I remember glaring out the window 30 stories above […]

10 Things to Do If You’re Alone for the Holidays.

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For a wide variety of reasons, many of us find ourselves alone for the holidays. With the emphasis on families and being with others, the holidays can be an especially lonely and trying time, even for those of us who are usually okay being on our own. But don’t worry, there are many things you […]

The One Habit That Will Guarantee a Radically Better 2019.

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In 2019 things will change for the better, not worse. You will make good choices, and make less mistakes. You will do more art, and express yourself without apologizing. You will stop hoping and start doing. Yo will take up new habits, actions, and behaviors you’ll enjoy that will ultimately enrich your life. You will […]

This Single Choice Will Make You More Focused Than 99% of Other People.

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“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.” -Seneca, ancient Stoic philosopher The truth is, most people are not very focused right now. As a result, most people’s income is down. Most people don’t have great relationships. Frankly, most people are not on track to succeed. The […]

How to Be an Irresistible Conversationalist and Make People Laugh More.

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My speech impediment made conversations terrifying. “The key to being a good conversationalist is probably a genuine unselfish interest in others. That, and practice.” -Frank Crane In the Academy Award-winning picture The King’s Speech, there’s a scene where speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) asks King George IV (Colin Firth), a chronic stammerer, “Do you know any […]

Practice These Habits After 6 P.M. And Your Life Will Never Be The Same.

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I am a big fan of routines, systems, and principles. There’s something about order and structure that make everything better. It’s comforting, and calming knowing how your day will begin and end. When your day is structured to get your best work done, you begin every workday with a sense of clarity, purpose, and satisfaction. […]