Motivation

How To Set Better Goals: Avoid This Common Mistake

Goal-setting is a powerful tool that can lead to significant achievements when used properly. Unfortunately, many of us look at goal-setting incorrectly and it inevitably leaves us unsatisfied with ourselves and can even lead to self-sabotage.

The exact point where we go wrong is where we start substituting goals for a purpose.  You want to drop 15 pounds? That’s wonderful. Why do you want to drop 15 pounds specifically?  What do you think will be different in your life once you hit that arbitrary number? What happens after?  This may be hard to believe, but people do not...


How to Eat Big on a Budget

“Nine out of ten English chefs have their names on their chests. Who do they think they are? They're dreamers. They're jokes. Just ask yourself how many chefs in this country have Michelin stars and how many have their names on their jackets. We all wear blue aprons in my kitchen because we're all commis (a junior chef). We're all still learning.”
-Marco Pierre White- (the Chef who made Gordon Ramsay cry)


There is a reason for starting out with this quote. I am not an expert, I do not claim to know all & I am still learning....


Ascending the Peak of Adversity

As the year's progress and technology advances you’ll soon be hard pressed to find those hard souls who live for the glory of achievement, and more importantly the rocky path that led them there. The reality is with all of the modern innovation around us in 2018, the average and mediocre see no reason to push themselves past their self-imposed limits. “Why do I need to deadlift 500 pounds?” “Why would I want to sit in a cold river in the dead of winter for 5 minutes?” “Why do I need to wake up at 4am to workout?”...


Don't Dumb Yourself Down

I’m part of a generation that largely claims to make judgments based on an individual’s actions and the things he says. Unfortunately, if we were to test this claim against how we truly operate socially, this is not the case. We claim to detest labels yet labeling ourselves and others is exactly what we do.

Online social networks have largely contributed to our habit of distilling ourselves -- as complex as we all are -- down to a finite set of labels and hashtags to describe who we are and what we do. If you peruse Twitter or Instagram or Facebook...


What is the Norse Mentality?

There seems to be a misconception among the general public that the Norse were brutes who only desired to dominate other peoples. While the typical Norseman could be an absolute brute, an absolute brute is not all he was. The average Norseman also understood the value of sacrifice to enable a better future and the courage and self-discipline required to see it through. 


It was near impossible to simply murder your way to the top of the typical Norse social structure. If all you did was murder, then all you would ever be is a murderer, and that’s clearly not...