Articles

Below is a collection of some of the best and most popular articles I’ve written, out of the 100+ articles that I’ve published since I started writing back in 2008.

The number one way to increase your productivity, get healthier, and become a happier person

There’s a magic bullet in life. You might be ignoring it – even though I know of it, I go through phases where I refuse to use it. But if you’re looking for the keys to the kingdom, they’re right here.

How I got fired from my dream job — and what I learned

This article is a reflection on the year I spent at Book In A Box (now Scribe Media), a startup where I worked as employee #1 in 2015. It’s a great company, with fantastic people, but it just didn’t work out for me. In this article I dig into exactly why, and what I took from the experience.

10 things I learned by getting in shape

One of the best things you can do in life is cultivate the habit of regular exercise. Yes, it’s good for your health, but there are an awful lot of other things you develop. I’ve shared the key lessons I’ve learned from committing to regular exercise.

The secrets of being likeable

These are the lessons I learned from a top FBI hostage negotiator about how to build rapport and relationships with people in record time. Short, to the point and you can start using these techniques today.

What I learned from two years of online poker

I made good money playing online poker – enough to pay my way through university – but it wasn’t worth it, at all. On the surface I was having a blast, but emotionally it was a very difficult period. I learned a lot, about self-worth and identity, comparing yourself to others, dealing with losses, and much more.

Focus on the fundamentals

In any pursuit – sports, finance, writing, poker, business – it’s the fundamentals that matter. You need absolute mastery of the basics. In this article, I show you how you can break down exactly what fundamentals you need to master in your domain, and how to go about it, including how I do this in my field (accounting).

Update on Erin Pavlina, and why I disagree with what she does so much

Erin Pavlina is a psychic. I don’t believe in psychics. And in this article, I explain exactly why they are so harmful, and I even do a quick psychic reading on you. Click and read through – you’ll learn something about yourself, even though it’s a totally fake reading.

Everyone should be more like James Altucher

I strongly believe in the power of reaching out to people you admire, and asking for advice. I did just that, with James Altucher, and he responded with some gold that I just had to share. For young people just starting out, this will really help.

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