The Deadly Paradigm of Mind vs. Body

Once in college I went to the gym. And then I never went again. I decided that me and the gym just weren’t meant to be. My decision was aided partially because I felt deeply uncomfortable there. In college, there’s a lot of super ripped dudes showing off for the ladies. As hyper-skinny, tall, lanky guy, I…

You Are Not Your Ideas: How to Be Wrong

Pepsi. United Airlines. Sean Spicer. What do these three have in common? They were all embroiled in massive controversies in the past week. Pepsi released an ad that can only be described as bizarre, featuring Instagram celebrity Kendall Jenner as a social justice warrior distributing Pepsi to presumably racially-biased cops. United Airlines had a passenger…

6 Ways Not Knowing Excel is Costing You

If I had one piece of advice for myself when I was in college it would be this, “Hey, you, guy with the floppy hair! You should go learn Excel now rather than later.” When I was in school, I took a computer science class. In class I was introduced to the basics of how to use…

Why You Need to Let Your Alternate Lives Die

The first step to embracing what truly is involves letting go of what isn’t. Your could-haves and should-haves are all a myth and a lie and only exist in your own mind. There’s no such thing as what could have been. There is no such thing as what should have been. There is only what is. And when you embrace what is, you embrace your life. Once you accept what truly is, you’ll be able to be more present and more at peace.

TGIF: Why You Need a Sabbath

Ever notice how people love Fridays? Like, straight up, love them? If a song and dance were to spontaneously erupt in the office on any given day of the week, it would almost certainly happen on a Friday. People especially love Friday nights. Because on Friday night, you’ve completed your work for the week. On…

Deep Work in a Shallow World: A Book Review

Deep Work by Cal Newport, a popular blogger and professor, is one of those rare non-fiction books that communicates a deep truth (pun intended) while being so clearly self-evident you wish you’d taken the time to write it. Simple yet profound, Newport strikes at the core of what it means to be a worker in the…