Drive, by Daniel Pink

In Daniel Pink’s 2009 book Drive, the question of what exactly motivates us to work our best, to care about a project beyond our material enrichment, and to unlock our creative potential is explored in the same way that Pink explores any topic: brilliantly. In Drive, Pink sets out to burst our common sense illusions […]

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The Laws Of Human Nature, by Robert Greene, Part I: Master Your Emotional Self

Robert Greene’s newly released book, The Laws Of Human Nature, meets the precedent set by his bestselling The 48 Laws Of Power, Mastery, The Art Of Seduction and The 33 Strategies Of War. Greene specializes in unmasking the Machiavellian side to human nature, and in many ways, this latest book represents a culmination of his […]

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My Top Ten Favorite Books Read In 2018

Recently, one of my Instagram followers requested that I make a reading list and post it online; and so, with excitement, I gathered up some of the life-changing books that I’ve read in 2018. I read widely in both fiction and non-fiction, but in an effort to match the recent themes of my blog articles, […]

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It’s All About Focus

Our ability to focus, to concentrate on one task or bit of information for any length of time, is one of the heaviest casualties of the digital age. According to a study performed by Microsoft Corp., a goldfish now has the ability to concentrate for a longer period of time (nine seconds) than a human […]

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The Willpower Instinct

Imagine if you had the ability to ALWAYS do what you want to do, and to NEVER do what you don’t want to do? You’d get all the goals accomplished that are possible for you; it would be like a superpower! “I will go to the gym today;” “I will not eat junkfood.” You’d be […]

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The Guru of Goal Setting: Michael Hyatt and Your Best Year Ever

Ask yourself this question: how many of your New Year’s Resolutions have you accomplished so far? In fact, how many do you even remember? Less than 10% of us are successful when it comes to sticking with our New Year’s Resolutions and achieving them. I can’t even remember where I wrote down my resolutions–or if […]

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The Power of Habit

Did you know that almost half of our waking life is composed of near-automatic, unconscious habits? It’s true, and the research is showing this to be the case. Think about it: the things we do habitually create who we will become in the future. As Jeff Olsen says in his book The Slight Edge, the […]

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The Slight Edge: Book Review

If you’re anything like me, your daily practice and habitual routine has consisted in saying the following mantra: “I’ll do it tomorrow.” It’s easy to do, because one day doesn’t really add up to much. What’s one day of missing the gym, working on financial independence, learning a new skill, or any other habit that […]

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