Haters Gonna Hate

“Don’t doubt yourself, that’s what haters are for.” – Turcois Ominek Good morning! Did you know that, two decades ago, archeologists stumbled upon “an exquisitely crafted prosthetic big toe fitted to the remains of a woman believed to be the daughter of a high status ancient Egyptian priest.” That’s 1,000 BCE. Pretty wild. The more […]

Your Personal Freedoms

“Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.” – Epictetus Good morning! Did you know that, according to one Dr. Ali Binazir, the probability of you being born is something like one in 400 Quadrillion to the 150,000 power? He puts it like this: […]

The Pride Ride

“The way to be happy is to like yourself, and the way to like yourself is to do only things that make you proud.” – Mark S. Lewis Good morning! Did you know a narwhal’s tusk reveals much about its past? Similar to the rings of a tree, scientists can look at the “layers” of […]

Habbiness

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant Did you know that approximately 90% of all news stories from traditional media outlets are negative? Or that 95% of news headlines are sensationalist? It’s a problem… One that has encouraged separation, extremism, and “mean world syndrome”, […]

Giving Rich

“Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.” – Bob Burg Did you know that Johannes Gutenberg adapted a wine press to make the first printing press in about 1439? The equipment Gutenberg utilized didn’t press grapes, rather it pressed letters onto paper. He was skilled in […]

Who wants to be a billionaire?

“The second best predictor of the feelings of a day is whether a person did or did not have contact with friends or relatives. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that happiness is the experience of spending time with people you love and who love you.”  – Daniel Kahneman Did you know dentistry […]

The Promised Land

“Some quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress … is progress.” – Jeff Olson Did you know that a man in England just unearthed a medieval wedding ring from the 14th century that’s in near perfect condition? On the inside of the band is the French inscription, Ieo vos tien […]

Show Up

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not […]

Ow or Wow?

“Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years.” – Bill Gates Good morning! Did you know Ancient Romans would sometimes drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health. That’s where we get the idea of “raising a toast.” Sounds soggy. But […]

A Stroke of Unluck

Time erodes every advantage. At some point, good luck requires hard work if success is to be sustained. – James Clear Did you know the Philippines has 7,107 islands? That number doesn’t even include the thousands of sandbars and other landforms that emerge during low tide.  This email is made possible by The Daily Upside, […]