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Social Contagion: How To Hang Out With High Rollers

Let’s play a game. I’ll paint a few scenarios, and you guess the right answers. Sound good? Wonderful. Here’s the first one: A group of friends meet up for Happy Hour every Friday night at the local TGI Fridays, pounding strawberry daiquiris or whatever happens to be on the sale menu from 4-7pm. Every so often, four of the five…

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Goin’ Fishing: Two Reasons Why You’re Still Single

Every few weeks I get a text from a friend of mine. “I need your advice.” Every time that little blue bubble pops up, I know exactly what’s coming next… “What should I do about this guy?” It’s rarely the same guy, but it’s always the same story.  Here’s the situation… Here’s my dilemma…. He smells like feet… What should…

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The Spotlight Effect: Nobody Cares About You… And That’s a Good Thing

In 2011, I got into the online fitness world. I started running a site and was writing, tweeting, and posting all of the time. I thought it was a lot of fun, and I even started making some money at it. I had family members who were proud and friends who read everything I wrote. It was great. Then I…

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Write Your Own Script: How To Do Story Editing

We live in the single greatest time to be alive in all of human history. No, not because Amazon and Door Dash deliver toilet paper and hot meals to our doorstep, although that’s a nice touch. But because many of us are now able to create the exact life we want. No longer do we have to be a blacksmith…

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A Question About Priorities: How Do You Spend Your Time?

A few years ago, I was hiking up Stone Mountain in North Carolina with a few friends, and I put a hypothetical question out there for the group: “If you had one day to live, and time and money were not a limiting resource, how would you spend your day?” For instance, you could you hit Paris for breakfast and one of those…

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Want to Be Happy? Avoid These 3 Things

When I think about what I truly want to do in life, I always come back to “helping people feel better.” When somebody is sick, I want to share what I’ve learned from Metabolic Effect on how to recover quickly. If somebody is feeling down about how they look, I want to share one of the hundreds of programs I’ve written throughout…

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What To Do Instead of Following Your Passion

I’m going to get extremely personal for a minute. Ready? One of my favorite things to do is put in my headphones, and do the dishes. Super embarrassing, I know, but it’s my thing. Get your own. I put on an audiobook or a podcast, or sometimes a J.Cole jam session, get that lavender dish soap flowin’ and start scrubbing.…

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