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Happiness is NOT a Choice. It’s a Practice.

In the late 90’s, Springwoods Elementary School would serve “Crispy Chicken on a Bun” to their students every Thursday. (Think: a poor man’s Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich).  Crispy Chicken on a Bun was always the best day at lunch. For one, it was actually the “original chicken sandwich.” Sorry about ya, Chick-fil-a. Second, the school always seemed to pull out their…

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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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Beating Instant Gratification: Do The Hard Things | Day 21

“Do what is hard now, and life will be easy. Do what is easy now, and life will be hard.” I’ve been hitting the weights hard lately, and it feels great. There’s always something I’ve loved about lifting and working out. Objectively, it’s an odd thing to enjoy. Loading up a couple hundred pounds, putting it on your back and…

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The REAL Power of Positive Thinking |Day 12 #30DayBlogBlitz

“The fault finder will find faults even in paradise.” – Henry David Thoreau Ever since I’ve started my morning “happiness routine,” amazing things have been popping up in my day. For example, you won’t believe the luck I had just last night. The Chipotle near my house had to close early due to not having enough supplies (or due to…

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Key To More Willpower | Day 6 #30DayBlogBlitz

There’s an interview with Will Smith that I really like where he talks about priorities, and how they can make life easier. He says, “If you get your priorities straight, it’s really simple. [For example] either your family is first or your job is first. Just decide ahead of time. If you decide that your family is first, and you’re…

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