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1+1 = 50,000 | Day 1 #30DayBlogBlitz

I’m out here in Santa Monica, California for the next month, and I have a single focus for how I want to spend my time: write my ass off. I am going to drop 30 posts over the next 30 days covering everything self-development. I’ll share ideas, thoughts, tips, tools, and experiences that deal will happiness, confidence, health, relationships, and…

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Quit Biting Your Nails! How To Make & Break Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle I was just on the phone with my brother Connor, trying to figure out a title that would get you to click on this post. Not only because I want blog traffic (which I do, duh), but also because this is important shit. Look, I get it, learning about habits and how…

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Why I Hate Self-Help

When somebody asks what I write about on my blog, I quickly reply with one of the three pretty much identical topics: health, fitness, or wellness. When in reality it’s more of a self-development/life-performance type of site. So why do I respond like I do? Because I’m embarrassed. On one hand, I think self-improvement and self-help are some of the…

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11 Rules of Life

  Rule #1: The “No Complaining” Rule The No Complaining Rule is self-explanatory: You’re not aloud to complain about your situation. No complaining. Period. You’re not allowed to complain to your mom, to your girlfriend, not even to your cat. This puts us in an interesting spot, doesn’t it? We no longer have that outlet to express what’s wrong with…

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Beers With My Dad

It was the fall of 2012, and we were sitting in the dimly lit pub. Seventeen televisions were playing seventeen different college football games. We had a pair of chilled beers in front of us, and we were talking and catching up on life as we did every Saturday. Scattered throughout our own analysis of college football (which we believe…

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The Science of “Fake It Until You Make It”

Dr. Ellen Langer is a professor of psychology at Harvard, and she performed one of the craziest experiments I’ve ever come across. The year was 1979, and she and her team set up an old monastery to make it look like it was 1959. They set up black and white movies, threw some Buddy Holiday & Elvis Presley on in the…

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The Power of Having an Attitude of Gratitude

It’s 11:06pm and I’m the type of guy that likes to be in bed by 8:30pm. It’s about a billion degrees in our apartment. I have sweaty knee pits. Kels and I don’t want to be near each other because it’s so freaking hot in our cotton sheets. I’m in pain from a herniated disc in my back, so that’s…

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