Mindset

anxiety mental myths

The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Social Anxiety and Increasing Your Confidence

Total Reading Time: 19 minutes. “We’re not all extroverts”, my friend and former co-worker said to me once. “We’re not?”, I sarcastically replied. Too often we forget that the lens through which we see the world is not the only one, and this is a topic I often neglect for that exact reason. We often find that online entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, writers, and bloggers are actually introverted by nature. And whether we’re extroverted or introverted, there are a few mental myths that most of us subscribe to. That’s where Katrina Razavi comes in. Katrina first reached out to me as ...

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vocation and mastery

Albert Einstein and Leonardo Da Vinci on Achieving Mastery in Your Vocation

Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Total Watching Time: 6 minutes. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.  – Carl Sagan If you’re a bibliophile (i.e., certified book addict) like me, the euphoric rush and ecstasy that comes with new knowledge entering the mind isn’t foreign to you. This is what true learners live for — that ecstatic, unexplainable feeling of growth. In this short video, I give you the framework that greats like Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci used to find their vocation and achieve mastery. After working with millions of people and carefully studying the most fulfilled humans, Tony Robbins says that growth, ...

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premeditate your future

Premeditation: How Your Thoughts Create Your Future

Total Reading Time: 5 minutes. You walk into a cafe ready to place your laptop down on the nearest table and get some work done. Sitting opposite you is a person around the same age. From the way he has his laptop positioned on the table you can see there’s not enough space for your laptop too, so you start thinking about how he’s taking up too much space. You know you need him to meet you halfway and share the space so you can also sit and place your laptop down. Yet, before you even request this of him you decide (casually) that he’s probably going ...

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habits

The True Science of Forming Habits

Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Habits. Entire blogs are dedicated to them. Scientists and psychologists pursue lifelong vocations around their study. People, like you and I, constantly strive to break the bad ones and create new habits that inspire and challenge us to live better lives. Habits, rituals, routines—they’re all part of the same ecosystem: making positive modifications. The entire idea behind habits is to make a shift, with the outcome resulting in a positive evolution for oneself. We want this growth because we’ve all tasted the good life before, even if only for a moment. We know that with a few small ...

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successful entrepreneurs

The Surprising Similarity between Entrepreneurs and Alcoholics

What do successful entrepreneurs and alcoholics have in common? This isn’t a riddle, friendo. The surprising answer is what allows the best entrepreneurs in the world to continue building success after success. Watch the short video below to find out:   When I first learned about this step it really made me think. The similarities are surprising (and ironic), but it also makes a lot of sense. It’s so critical that we utilize this idea and believe in its effectiveness. From my experience, the results tend to show pretty quickly as well. – What are you doing in your career ...

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24 Eye-Opening Life Lessons Learned from a Year of Intentional Solitude

Total Reading Time: 9 minutes. The theme of my year was intentional solitude. During this time the goal was to focus on personal growth and learning how to flex my creative muscles. Ironically, I also learned a major lesson: the fastest and most effective way to learn a new skill or concept is from other expert people. So yes, this does mean I’ll be leaving the dungeon more often now. But before I do that, I took some time to put together a list of the most eye-opening lessons I learned during this year of discovery and intentional solitude. One of ...

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How to Instantly Upgrade Yourself with a Secret Mastermind Group

Total Reading Time: 6 minutes. In 1936 a man by the name of Napoleon Hill published a book that would go on to become the bestselling non-fiction book of all time. Within this book, Think and Grow Rich, are 13 steps for achieving anything (even riches), and living a fulfilled life. One of the most important steps in this book is forming a mastermind. I’m going to tell you exactly how to form your own, how I formed mine, and what I’ve learned from the process. When I first read the book years ago, it didn’t quite click. But since becoming a solopreneur, the principles have become ...

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burn your bridges

Why the Most Successful People Burn Their Bridges and You Should Too

Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Do you have a backup plan? When I left Google in June of 2012, I didn’t. I only knew one thing: it was my destiny to become an entrepreneur and the time had come. It’s quite a frightening exhilaration. If you’re an entrepreneur now, you remember the raw emotions that stir inside you the day it becomes official.   Focus on a Single Outcome In 1519, Hernán Cortés, a Spanish conquistador, famously ordered burning the boats as his troops prepared for the impossible conquest of the Aztec Empire. Well, this may be false. Some sources, like Matthew Restall’s ...

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personal finance

How to Automate Your Personal Finances and Stop Worrying about Money

Total Reading Time: 8 minutes. “We’re heading to Belize with some friends to go diving at the Great Blue Hole near Belize — you should come! Can you make it?” “Umm…I’m not sure if I have the funds for that. Let me think about it and get back to you.” Or… “This is a really great investment opportunity. They are multi-family apartment complexes, and you’ll receive a check in the mail every month.” “Hmm…I don’t have enough in my checking right now, and I don’t want to touch my savings for this.” Face palm. Sound familiar? What if there was a way to ...

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I Discovered What the Rich Know about Wealth and I Can’t Keep It to Myself

Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. Over the past few months I’ve discovered a big secret, and experienced a massive paradigm shift…AKA a holy sh*t moment. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been studying money, wealth, and business — yet it took me this long to figure out the secret. If you look at my bookshelf, the word “money” or “rich” appears on many of the books. The main motivation (the big why) for wanting to be rich, is probably the same as yours: complete financial freedom. The ability to do what you want, when you want, how you want…even with ...

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