Just a few years ago in the 2015/16 English Premier League season, Liverpool Football Club had finished 8th place in the standings out of twenty teams without even a sniff of European football in sight.
For a club like Liverpool, it was incredibly disappointing to finish this low and to completely miss out on European competition, which dictates a 6th place finish or better.
By 2020, they had won the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup once each. …
We are inherently consumers. There’s no escaping that.
We need to find certain resources and consume them in order to live.
But a new feature that Google has added to their search bar recently shows how people really use the internet.
Unfortunately, it’s rarely for anything productive.
It is typically to look further into the primary distractions we have in society today: TV, award shows, video games, and some music.
This stood out to me the other day while I was about to search something. I stopped in my tracks when I read some of the “trending searches.”
If you find yourself not getting the results you want out of life, there are two things you should look at.
The first is your choices; the choices you make every single day about how you’re going to conduct your life.
The second is your belief system; your views on what is right, effective, appropriate, etc.
The reason you should look to these areas is because they dictate what your results will look like.
As the image above illustrates, your belief system enables you to make certain choices and those choices get you certain results.
Let’s run through a simple…
It was almost time to go. Our getaway was all planned and there was only one thing left to do; pack our suitcases.
My girlfriend had planned a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico for us. I couldn’t wait. I had been wanting to go for a long time and the day had finally come.
She started picking out her clothes so I figured I would do the same. I watched her pick out a few things and then an idea returned to me that I had flirted with several times before extreme minimalism.
The translation for a wardrobe would…
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Spring is already here and summer is not too far away. That means, for many of us, that consistent sun exposure is about to become part of our lives again.
After what I consider to be a 4–5 month “hibernation,” this is incredibly exciting. The amount of light, the heat of the sun, and longer days are very energizing.
While this is all well and good, the topic of sun exposure is becoming an increasingly pertinent issue. It’s a skin issue, in particular.
Most people are generally…
Blogging had been on my mind for a couple of years. Content creation seemed like the coolest thing ever.
The lifestyle and freedom that came with it looked like it was designed for me. There was only one problem….
My self-discipline was utter garbage.
I couldn’t keep publishing. I couldn’t stay consistent. I hated myself for it.
Why wouldn’t I just put my head down and do the work?!
It all stemmed from fear.
I didn’t truly believe that life was achievable. Not for me at least.
That just seem too far-fetched that a guy like me might become a…
Everything has it’s trade-offs.
You’ll never find anything that gives you wins all across the board.
Content creation is no different. It’s a common theme to see new content creators jump into the scene, start to pick up some momentum, and then reach an obstacle that really plateaus them.
They weren’t expecting it. It’s like a brick wall was suddenly planted in front of them.
They thought it was going to be easy. They thought they’d be able to share their thoughts online without receiving any disagreement, negativity, or backlash.
You’re always going to come across people who…
Anyone that is even semi-familiar with the basics of running a business would know that a business has to reinvest into itself.
Many solo creators who run small businesses today will even tell you that if you pay their monthly subscription, it goes right back into the business.
Whether that means upgrading to a better camera, hiring more staff, or producing more content, the emphasis is on the fact that the money will be recycled through the business for it’s own good.
Funny enough, you’ve been running a business just like this the whole time, you just didn’t know it…
The phrase “Is blogging dead?” gets thrown around quite a bit these days and I find it to be one of two things:
Either way, not understanding the scope of blogging or how it can work. One is irritating, however, and one is just not understanding yet. The best way to take it is as a rhetorical question, honestly.
Serial blogger, Sergey Faldin, has put together multiple posts and even a book about how the blog is a platform for the creator. It is an absolute hub of resources, information, and opportunities if executed well.
There was a point in my life where sizing my shoes was as simple as going to the store with my parents, trying on a shoe that looked cool, and saying good enough.
A couple jumps and sprints down the aisle, followed by the obligatory, “I can jump higher in these shoes. They literally make me faster!”
My parents would press on my toes to see where they sat and I never knew what was good or not, I just wanted them to make me look cool.
Maybe you have shared the same experiences as me. They were a lot…