Warren Buffet once said:
“The big question about how people behave is whether they’ve got an inner scorecard or an outer scorecard.”
I’ve had a battle with my inner scorecard since grade 1 when all my classmates liked my friend Edwin’s drawing more than mine. In hindsight, his clouds looked better but I still thought mine was pretty good. From that day onwards, I always wanted to be the best and compared myself to everyone around me.
It’s natural to compare yourself to others. As psychologist Leon Festinger explains, humans have a basic need to evaluate themselves. …
Time is your most valuable asset. Without it, your life is meaningless. If you lose money, you can get it back. But once time is gone, it’s gone.
You want more time to do things that matter to you. But somehow there never seems to be enough of it. Life gets busier by the day and there’s rarely any time to relax and enjoy yourself. But maybe it’s in your head.
According to a study, most Americans get eight hours of sleep per night, and the average parent with full-time paid employment works less than 43 hours per week. That…
One of my biggest pet-peeves used to be this:
I’d tell a friend something. Maybe a piece of advice. I’d even repeat it a few times so they’d take it in. A few weeks later, they’d come to me sharing the same advice, as if it was new information.
“But that’s exactly what I said!” I’d say. “Why is it that when I say it, you don’t care, but when Mark Cuban says it, suddenly it’s good advice?”
My ego would take a hit each time. I didn’t care that my friend had found the answer they were looking for…
One of the hardest parts about my last breakup was letting go of everything I had put into it. It was less about the pangs of loneliness and more about the love, time, and energy I had given that would now amount to nothing. Neither of us had really done anything wrong. It just wasn’t meant to be.
I decided in my next relationship, I’d put on the brakes a little bit. Not get too carried away. Sure, invest my time and energy, but only go ‘all-in’ when I was 100% certain of the person.
And then one day, I…
I bet you want to be wealthy. I know I do. I actually don’t know anyone who doesn’t want more wealth. Even if you want a simple life, chances are you want to have enough to give others.
Since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed of having enough to live a comfortable life, follow my dreams, and help those who need it.
But I now realize there is a lot more to wealth than a high paying job. My idea of it has also evolved from something simply based on money.
I see two aspects to it. Wealth has a…
We look up to the world’s richest like they’re the popular kids in high school. They’re at the top and living the dream.
But when you really look at it, the Forbes rich list is just a collection of people who’ve worked hard and made good financial decisions. Sure, many of them are brilliant. But beyond the metric of wealth, why are they idolized?
I do it too. I write articles quoting billionaires because if they say something, it’s worth paying attention to. Right? But I’ve realized that following a billionaire’s advice may help you replicate their wealth but it…
You can’t escape all the information telling you exactly what you need to do to improve your life.
It’s all there. In your podcasts, articles, and documentaries. Meditate, sleep 8 hours, eat plant-based foods, get a dog, the list is endless. The advice is everywhere, you know it works, but you still struggle to do anything about it. Sound familiar?
Knowledge isn’t enough to lead to action. Inspiration and motivation run out. Good habits are the foundation of a happy and successful life. Because when you do something long enough it becomes part of you and requires little to no…
“There is no heavier burden than an unfulfilled potential.”
Charles Schulz’s words cut deep.
I spent my late teens and early adult life feeling like I had more to offer but not knowing what to do about it. I got my degree and worked my 9–5, but never felt fulfilled.
Why is it so hard to find and do what you love when there seems to be an endless array of options?
Whether you have your dream job or are floating around trying to find your passion, deep down you likely feel there’s more to you too. …
The vast majority of schools leave their students bored and suppressed.
Suppressed? Yes. Unfortunately, our education system is largely based on the schools from 200 years ago when governments wanted to standardize people and their minds to work in factories. In a system like that, personality, initiative, and creativity are suppressed.
Most people can agree our education systems aren’t great — apart from a few schools with special curriculums that actually help empower and inspire their students. …
Life seems to be about chasing things.
Deadlines, money, promotions, a better life. So much time is spent trying to get stuff, but what if letting things go is how you actually live a happier and more fulfilling life?
If you listen to advice from most happy and successful people, you’ll hear the same thing repeated over and over again. How did they get where they are? They didn’t chase anything. They let go of something instead.
The innovators, stars, and billionaires of this world look like they made it because of their drive and passion. And to an extent…