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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Push Through

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post here at Apotheosis, and I figured it was time for a status update of a sort. I’m busy putting the final touches on the first chapter of my first book, Rescuing Your Future: A Manual For Those Who Feel Left Behind. The chapter will deal […]

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Little Habits With Big Results

There are a lot of major changes you can make in your life that have huge effects, such as daily meditation and exercise. But there are a few little tweaks that you can do as well. Start drinking more water! If you commit to 8 glasses of water every day, not drinking immediately before or […]

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On Sacrifice

Neuroscientists divide our individual conception of self into two categories: ‘I’, which refers to our present awareness of self in the moment, and ‘me’, which refers to our conception as a past and future self. Most of us are lost in our heads, thinking about the past–past hurts, for example; or, we’re thinking about our […]

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Do This For Renewal and Recharging

We inevitably fall back on old habits and routines during our journey towards self- betterment, and when this happens it’s easy to feel discouraged, like a failure, and out of control. When we feel like we cannot stop the chaotic whirlwind of our lives, we tend to dismiss our own self-agency. This is especially true […]

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A Great Lesson: Showing Up to Learn

One of the greatest lessons that I have learned is the power of reframing failures as learning experiences. It literally propelled my dating life and success with women. Throughout my twenties, my self-esteem was so low, and my confidence in my own attractiveness so non-existent, that I not only didn’t have much success with members […]

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On Finding A Purpose

“To live without purpose,” wrote Nathaniel Branden, “is to live at the mercy of chance–the chance event, the chance phone call, the chance encounter–because we have no standard by which to judge what is or is not worth doing. Outside forces bounce us along, like a cork floating on the water, with no initiative of […]

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Nathaniel Branden On The Meaning of Self Esteem

Nathaniel Branden’s classic 1994 work on the nature and importance of self-esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, is one of the most important books for anyone embarking on the quest for self-betterment. Branden literally wrote the book on self-esteem; in fact, he wrote several, with The Six Pillars being the most monumental. Understanding what self-esteem […]

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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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When You Fail At Your Habits

We all KNOW we should exercise and eat right. Most of us who are educated and who keep up with the “Success” literature and media KNOW that we should meditate. And yet, we fail to implement new habits from time to time. Perhaps we fail just starting them, and then quickly give up. For the […]

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