The Four Reasons You’re Feeling Unmotivated (and the antidotes for each one)

You were inspired about this yesterday… where did the energy go?

What happened to your excitement, the enthusiasm, your passion for building and creating this thing that you love?

Then self doubt and questioning drag you into even murkier waters.

Maybe you weren’t really passionate about it in the first place. Possible, but how do you KNOW for sure?

Maybe you just aren’t disciplined enough and just need to follow through for once. Also possible, but what if you don’t care about it actually and end up wasting your time?… Click to read more

How to Develop Unwavering Focus (and reclaim your inner warrior)

Are you as focused and disciplined as you want to be?

When you think about doing something that truly matters to you, do you automatically see it as done, no question or second-guessing?

If you don’t, you have an underdeveloped or repressed inner warrior.

The level of focus you’re able to maintain is proportionate to how much you’ve developed the warrior side of you.

What do I mean by Inner Warrior?

I mean the part of you that says “No” and the part that says “I Will.” (Thank you Elliot for this great juxtaposition)

This is the part of you that is cold, ruthless, undeterred by sentiment and fleeting emotional currents.… Click to read more

Want to Wake Up Getting Shit Done?

It’s 4:42 in the afternoon.

You glance over at your list of things to do. Another day… wasted.

Where the hell did it go? You had great plans when you woke up this morning. You promised it wouldn’t end like this again.

You think back on your day. Hours blurred in Facebook, random Youtube videos, trips to the bathroom and a myriad of other meaningless distractions.

This can’t keep happening. You silently promise to yourself that things will be different from now on.… Click to read more

Yes, it’s true.

I want you to like my stuff.

I want you to think I’m cool.

I want to be accepted by the tribe.

I want to be heard, to be seen, to matter.

I want to be included, loved and admired.

I want to inspire others and have an audience that anticipates the things that I say and share.

In the past I’ve acted like I don’t care. But I do care. I care a lot.

I used to think that it wasn’t healthy or good to want to be liked, or to want attention.… Click to read more

The Cure For Complacency

The hypnotic lure of complacency can seem irresistible at times.

  • “Just relax.”
  • “Take it easy.”
  • “Everything is pretty good. Don’t work so hard.”

This is fine if these messages are coming from your intuition, your body, or your heart. It’s when you’re subtly allowing yourself to settle for less than your fullest expression that you enter into dangerous territory.

With my personality, it’s easy for me to get lulled by the siren of settling. I can get by with doing “good enough” because my half-efforts are above average.… Click to read more