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The strangest secret

One of the great truths about life on this pretty little planet is so strange that it’s often spoken about in hushed tones and giggled whispers, behind cupped palms and heavy curtains. But as Earl Nightingale said, it really isn’t really a secret at all. Rhonda Byrne has recently popularized it as ‘The Secret.’ Dr. […]

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You got this

Whatever you do today, whatever challenges life throws at you, please remember: You. Got. This. It’s what you were born to do.  And even if it doesn’t always seem like it, you’re doing it great. Keep slaying those days!

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Don’t worry about what’s ahead

Most of us wake up every morning with a to-do list packed full of tasks. And when you’re trying to make changes in your life, that list can be very intimidating.  With every goal, the list of things we need to do balloons, sucking all our motivation with it. We can get so overwhelmed thinking […]

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Only fear standing still

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says: “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” Often, we’re in such a hurry to get to the results that we’re disappointed when they don’t arrive immediately. We get frustrated when our social media posts go unnoticed, or we get overlooked for a raise. […]

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What is kaizen and what does it mean?

You may have heard the word kaizen and wondered what it meant. The answer is stranger than you’d think. The root of the word kaizen is in manufacturing and business processes. But the principles behind it are applicable in our lives too. That’s why it has crept into the world of self-help. But what does […]

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How to flake on your friends and fuck up your life

I’m a pretty flaky guy. And I’m not talking about a skin condition. I flake out on my friends, the gym, my degree, relationships. You name it, I’ve given up on it. I’ve even gotten pretty close to flaking on my whole damn life a couple of times. We’ve all got that one really flaky […]

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How do I figure out what to do with my life?

“How the fuck do I figure out what to do with my life?” my little sister asked the other day. I laughed. Then I text her: lol “Or maybe that’s just me,” she replied at the same time. I think she knew that wasn’t true before she finished typing it. How many people do you know […]

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Why your excuses are making you unhappy

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably made a lot of excuses over the years. This blog right here came through about 5 years of excuses. At least. Ever since I was a kid. When I think about it, most of them were actually lies. “Sorry Mum, but she hit me first!” (I doubt my little […]