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Diversifying Your Identity…

I think ensuring that you diversify your identity is very, very helpful — and it’s a big safety net.” – Tim Ferriss On my own Facebook profile, I have the following for my bio… “Co-Founder of The Tonic | Forbes-Featured Copywriter | Wannabe Comedian | Family Man” (And I have the cutest picture you’ve ever […]

Your Daily Dose of Poison

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”  – Robert H. Schuller If I gave you a bit of poison every day for the next year, do you think you’d become immune to larger, normally lethal doses of that same poison?  It’s iffy.  But this practice is called Mithridatism and that word is derived from […]

Sunday Insider – Edition #3

“We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.”  – Albert Einstein Here’s some stuff that inspired us this last week.  Enjoy! Listen: THE NAVY SEAL’S GUIDE TO NEVER BEING LAZY AGAIN [MASTERCLASS] EP 1440 (Lewis Howes) David Goggins emphasizes the importance of facing personal challenges and […]

Effort > Outcome

“If there is one lesson I’ve learned from failure and success, it’s this. I am not the outcome. I am never the result. I am only the effort.” – Kamal Ravikant Did you know as astronauts spend months traveling to Mars, their eyeballs change shape? Some scientists believe that’s due to the pressure from fluids […]

The Gazelle & The Lion

“Wild animals run from the dangers they actually see, and once they have escaped them worry no more. We however are tormented alike by what is past and what is to come. A number of our blessings do us harm, for memory brings back the agony of fear while foresight brings it on prematurely. No […]

Compound Interest

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb According to a compound interest calculator I found online, if I invested $100 every month with a 10% interest rate, after 10 years I’d have around $20,000; 20 years and I’d have almost $70,000; 30 […]


“Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” – Japanese Proverb Every couple of months, Dr. Ai, the founder of Classroom Without Walls, asks me to speak to one of her students, who is usually of high-school or college age. We hop on a Zoom call and I tell them a […]

Not Always Progress is Equal

“We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turn then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road and […]


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant Did you know the act of teaching others can significantly enhance your own personal development and mastery of a subject. This phenomenon is referred to as the “Protege Effect.” Studies have found that individuals who spend time […]

3 Ways to Buy Happiness

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn Does more money make you more happy?  One popular study indicates that higher income only increases happiness up until about $75,000 per year per person. But more recent studies indicate that a person’s sense of […]