The Fascination Test

Fascination I have a degree in Psychology, and tend to look at the personality tests floating around the internet as nothing more than a scummy film of rancid entertainment. We’ve all seen them trickling down our Facebook news-feed: Which Game of Thrones character are...

The Emperor’s Blades [Book Review]

The Emperor's Blades Brian Staveley splashed down into the cold, dark sea of epic fantasy back in 2014 with his debut novel, The Emporer’s Blades. My girlfriend at the time consumed it in about 13 microseconds and then proceeded to tell me, for roughly the next year...

4 Cornerstones of the Professional Mindset

I’ve lived a life defined by fleeting passions. Or phases as one of my best friends recently put it. There was the chess, and martial arts, and long distance running, and snowboarding, and writing, and Starcraft, and poker, and rock climbing, and writing, and......

Monday Motivation #4 (Invest in Yourself)

Here, bite down on this. It's time for your weekly jolt of motivation. This week we're talking about the single most important thing you can invest your time, money, and energy into: Yourself. Forget fancy new gadgets designed to make you more productive. Forget get...

How to Win Friends and Influence People [Book Review]

Since it first hit the shelves in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, has been the definitive text in the world of influence and interpersonal dynamics. The only other book even remotely in the same league as How to Win Friends is perhaps...

Monday Motivation #3 (Baz Luhrmann)

Today's video to get you psyched to tackle your week comes straight out of the '90's! So buckle up, baby, we're dusting off the Delorean. :   Now scamper down to the comments and tell me your favorite chunk of popcorn advice. Maybe it's from the video, maybe it's...

The Psychology of Failure

Failing Is Necessary Nobody likes failing. Some people claim to love it, but I remain unconvinced that they are in fact entirely human. As such, their opinions should be taken with the highest degree of skepticism. But here’s the thing, regardless of how you feel...

Rothfuss vs Sanderson Style [Writing Workshop]

Rothfuss vs Sanderson Style I found myself in a particularly heated debate the other night (which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering I host a podcast alongside some friends that is entirely focused on the fine art of debate/argument) about the relative merits of...

Deep Work [Book Review]

You might’ve noticed by now that I’m super into books about productivity and human behavior. I’ve got some pretty severe ADHD lurking up in my skull, and I figured out pretty early in life that the key to my personal productivity was almost entirely dependent on my...

Monday Motivation #2 (Alan Watts)

Here we are, my friends, another beginning, another opportunity, another Monday. Now today, we're not just cranking the psyche system to 11 and getting all sorts of spastic motivated. I'm not your spin instructor, and you don't need me showering you with spittle as I...

Join me live on Facebook in one hour!

We're going live on Facebook at 3pm (CST)! Grab a friend, some popcorn, and join me for my first ever Facebook Live session. Today we're going to be talking about the Psychology of Failure and how we can leverage our fails into huge wins. Also, you're not gonna want...

Criticism is an Anal Probe. (Writing Workshop)

Into the Digital Catacombs We Go I went full Indiana Jones on my writing hard drive this morning. Plumbing the depths of your old content never fails to enlighten. It's also good if you're in need of a good cringefest (gotta keep those facial muscles nice and tone,...

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