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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The Art of Argument

Let us suppose that we are anthropologists from another planet, visiting earth in order to learn about this complex life form called a human being. All of the earth’s political views, metaphysical views, traditions and culture would be, well, quite alien to such visitors from outer space. They would be objective observers of the human […]

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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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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 Gratitude

The way you view your reality, the value that you give to it, really does shape your experience. Cultivating a daily practice of being grateful for things that we normally take for granted in our day to day lives actually trains your brain to seek out the positive. The habit of daily gratitude is one […]

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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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