When I was a kid, I was miserable, hated life, and didn’t think things could improve: I had a traumatic childhood and was teased by other kids for being so “angry.” I knew I couldn’t go the rest of my days with so much negativity, tension, and pain, so I committed to change. And after a decade of studying hundreds of books, journaling thousands of pages, and testing countless strategies, I was able to reinvent my life to be happier than I’ve ever been.
Yet after pouring over all that information, here’s the single biggest lesson I’ve learned during that journey: Happiness is more about subtraction than addition. …
Whether you work from home or an office, many find it a struggle to focus, be productive, and finish all their tasks.
Since becoming self-employed in 2013, I’ve built a successful business, launched numerous side hustles, completed many large projects for several clients at once, and worked far fewer than 40 hours a week while traveling the world and relocating to dozens of cities.
But my secret isn’t earplugs, coffee, “more self-discipline,” or a magical time-management app. (In fact, I don’t use one single productivity tool at all.)
In this article, I’ll show you the exact, highly potent strategies that helped me skyrocket my productivity and get awesome results without relying on willpower. …
Years ago, when I started working as a personal trainer, I told a few coworkers I wanted to be a fitness writer for magazines—and they are scoffed at me.
Three years later, with no previous writing experience, I was regularly writing for places like Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Journal, and more. I even used the same methods to go from no marketing experience to becoming a copywriter for top-selling international brands.
In this article, I’ll share the exact strategies that helped me grow faster than others in several different industries even though I had absolutely no experience. …
I’ve authored hundreds of fitness articles for GQ, Esquire, Muscle&Fitness, and more, but here’s a truth I rarely talk about:
While there’s a lot of good in the fitness industry, there are key psychological barriers we continually fail to solve. And until we do, we’ll never fix what really stops people from getting the lasting results they want.
In this article, I’ll show you how to avoid sabotaging behaviors and make a powerful mindset shift so you can finally lose weight and transform your body and health—and I’ll start by addressing the elephant in the room:
The top fitness goal in most gyms is to lose weight and keep it off. But while you often hear people say you just need to, “eat less and move more,” if it was that easy, we would all be in great shape. …
For years, anxiety controlled my life without me even knowing. I’d feel antsy and tense as my mind raced through a sea of negative thoughts and uncertainty—all while I thought it was normal.
After discovering I had anxiety last year, I tested many different strategies to relieve it and I want to share the 7 simple ones that made the biggest impact.
About 6 years ago, I made the difficult and humbling decision to avoid almost all of my life goals. And weirdly enough, it helped me achieve them faster than I could’ve imagined.
I was able to get Fortune 500 clients on my business, work with New York Times bestselling authors, travel the world full-time, and even write for prestigious places like Esquire, GQ, and Men’s Health.
I learned this strategy from a story attributed to Warren Buffett—currently the 4th-wealthiest person in the world and worth over $88 billion—and I’ll show you how it can help you achieve massive results too.
Because there’s a counterintuitive reason why many people (including myself) struggle to succeed. …
For entrepreneurs and business owners of all industries, getting press from prestigious media outlets like the New York Times, Esquire, and Forbes can create massive value for your business and personal brand.
It instantly boosts your credibility, it can bring you more traffic and customers, and it can create new relationships and revenue streams.
If you’re not a writer by trade, you’re in luck—neither was I. I had no background in journalism, no writing abilities, and no connections. …
Self-improvement is a double-edged sword.
On one hand, reading self-improvement and personal development is super valuable. After all, if you never tried to gain more wisdom, your potential would be extremely limited.
“If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren’t broad enough to sustain you.”
― General Jim Mattis
Over the last decade, I've read countless self-help, entrepreneurial, philosophical, and lifestyle-design books. …
If your goal is to learn something as fast as possible, you have to transform how you approach everything.
You have to be willing to do things most people wouldn’t ordinarily do. You have to create demands on yourself that others don’t. You have to be comfortable being uncomfortable because your goals are at a completely different level compared to everyone else.
For example, in 2020, I did seven weeks of immersive language learning in France and went from the least-qualified student in my class to skipping an entire level and reaching the top — while being the only student working a full-time job simultaneously (on a different continent). …
Many people struggle to focus, be productive, and finish everything they want to do, whether they’re working from home or in an office.
Well, seven years ago, I became self-employed with no idea how to manage my time; but after a lot of trial and error, I was able to build a successful business, launch numerous side hustles, and complete countless projects for many clients at once—while working far less than 40 hours a week and traveling the world full-time.
No, I don’t use any productivity apps and, no, I don’t wake up at 5 AM.
I just follow a few simple, highly potent strategies that helped me skyrocket my productivity and get great results without relying on willpower, productivity tools, or a gallon of coffee—and they’ll help you too. …