Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

New Year’s resolutions are kind of like a drunk uncle. You know you shouldn’t take him too seriously...but you can’t help but laugh and play along when he comes around once a year. It’s become popular for people to make fun of New Year’s resolutions (they never work!) in an almost gleeful way (why ...

The Top 5 Productivity Mistakes

My friend told me a ridiculous story about his mom. She lives in a small town in northern California, and one day she called him up. “You have to try this new restaurant that opened down the street! It’s delicious!” “Really!” he said. “What kind of food is it?” “Mexican! I’ve never had anything like it. It’s ...

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2013: The Year of Taking Control

There are a few things in life that should instantly make you pause and proceed very cautiously. Your boyfriend/girlfriend asking you about people you’ve dated in the past. A Chinese/Asian/non-white mother asking you if you drink or if you think real estate is a good investment. Anyone asking you, “WOW! You look great! How’d you ...

How to create new habits (with Charles Duhigg)

The good thing about having a bad memory is I can read a book...then 3 months later, read it again and it’s all new to me. Amazing! This is why, when I was a kid, I read every book in our house at least 3 times -- including the ENTIRE series of my sisters’ books, Sweet Valley High, ...

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3 life hacks I love

I recently put together a free ebook sharing some of my favorite tested life hacks on productivity, losing weight, waking up earlier, going to the gym more, texting VIPs (girls/guys), and more. Includes contributions from: BJ Fogg (director of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, Mark Sisson on health, Neil Strauss on changing behavior, Josh Kaufman from the Personal MBA), ...

How to overcome your fear of failure (with James Altucher)

A funny thing started happening to me a few years ago. My business had grown a bit, and every week I started getting emails from people who wanted to work with me. (I later learned, people want to associate with success.) So they would email me and volunteer to work for free. And some of them seemed really good. I ...