The Boy, The Rock, and the Dollar

The other day I was visiting my parents, something I do as often as I can when I have the extra time, and while I was inside visiting them, someone came up to the door and knocked on it. I opened the door and saw a little kid who looked like he was about 9…

Challengers – Why We Need Them

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend of mine. It was a pretty long conversation, lasting about 2 hours, and naturally we covered a lot of topics. But one of the things she said in particular was very interesting to me. So much so, in fact, that I had to open…

Friendship In Your 30s

Your thirties are a critical time in the life of a modern man. A time during which he often attempts to salvage whatever remainder of untapped youth he has left for putting the finishing touches on his big plans to build an empire. A time when financial matters are more pressing, family starts to become…

The Secret to Being Content

The other day I stumbled across a post on Facebook from a good friend of mine. It was a simple status update, not like most of the ones that come flooding across my screen annoying me to no end, tending memes and such. It was simple, to the point, and text only. It read, “Be…

Is Pain Good For You?

There is something incredible about pain. Most evolutionary biologists think of pain in terms of it’s ability to motivate virtually all human action, parallel to pleasure. This is of course ultimately absurd, which I’ll delineate in another post, but for the sake of briefly explaining where I’m going with it, humans are infinitely more complex…

Public Speaking: How to be Great At It

I’ll admit it. You’d expect someone who is a lifelong performer to write an article about the importance of developing one’s public speaking skills and giving tips on how to improve. But public speaking skills aren’t just for politicians, business leaders, and so forth. Public speaking skills are a huge asset to anyone who wants…

Self Confidence: The Key to Unlocking it’s Power

There’s so much hype surrounding self confidence. Amazon alone lists 117,087 titles in their Self-Esteem category, where all the self confidence books are held. What is it about this subject that is so alluring, is there anything to it, and if so, are there any secrets to it that are maybe not so obvious that…

Why You Should Never Live With Regret

“A past has no legs. Why run from it?” – David Verity So many of us live our lives regretting something – someone we’ve dated, something we’ve done, something we should have done – but in reality, are these feelings of regret warranted? Every single thing I’ve ever done in my life, good or bad,…

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