On Motivation and Productivity

On Motivation and Productivity

When it comes to getting things done, there seems to be a sweet spot for timing. You want to be productive, but you don’t want to overdo it and feel burned out. So what’s the right balance? How do you know when you’re in the zone? Do feelings predicate action? We...
Confidence Following Tragedy

Confidence Following Tragedy

Confidence has its roots in a Latin word. It is derived from confidentia, which means “to be bold” or “to have faith in.” In English, it was first used in the 1500s, and it means “a feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something.” Confidence is a crucial...
The Problem With Unsolicited Advice

The Problem With Unsolicited Advice

There’s a phrase in the English language that many people have come to despise. It’s known as “unsolicited advice.” You know what I’m talking about, right? When someone tells you something they think is important for you to know, but it...
5 Tough Decisions

5 Tough Decisions

Some of the most important decisions we make in our lives are made when faced with a fork in the road and don’t know which path to choose. The thing to understand about decisions is that when we make them at crossroads in our lives, they tend to be exclusive. If...
A (very) Brief Introduction to Stoicism

A (very) Brief Introduction to Stoicism

Stoicism is having a huge comeback in popularity. A quick search on Amazon turns up dozens of self-help books describing the philosophy as a sure-fire path to happiness, success, and tranquility. So, what is stoicism? Below is the brief version of stoicism to help you...