Some gurus like Joseph Campbell will tell you to do what you love and the doors will open for you. Mark Cuban will tell you to do what you spend the most time on already and get better at that. Gary Vee will tell you to just focus on being happy. Dan Kennedy will tell […]
“You need to be efficient with everything you do!” – Random guru. The reality is that if you think about things from start to finish, optimize to increase efficiency, many times you could have already completed the task by just doing it already without having to analyze the full process. Longer tasks and/or repeated tasks […]
“Focus on the work…consider your time…don’t be afraid to grind it out…obsess about the process. Work smart, not hard.” – Random gurus. This is some of the most confusing and misleading advice gurus have spewed. The problem with any of these ideas is that they’re only roadblocks in regards to your goal. Poor people value […]
“Set your goals and write them down!” – Tony Robbins and every other guru. But what if you don’t have any goals? What if you’re content as is? Even content Zen monks still set the goal of achieving Nirvana – even the monks want a little more than where they are currently. If you don’t […]
Many people giving advice to us have not achieved the same outcome that we want. Meaning, someone’s business advice to you is likely garbage if they’ve never started a business. Beware of taking advice from anyone that isn’t where you want to be. This works in all fields – you don’t take advice from the […]
“Feel the fear and do it anyway!” – Random Guru. It’s garbage advice…but only because it’s incomplete. Fear is what keeps you from making stupid decisions. It creates loads of loser gamblers and a few winners. Self improvement coaches are seeking testimonials though, and this advice creates great testimonials since with higher risk usually comes […]
There’s an obsession about relentless success. But you only need to be successful for a very short period to make it big. People look at the amount of businesses that close after 1 year, 5 years, and then 10 years. Very few make it to 10 years…so that must be mean you shouldn’t do it […]
You need to sit down and really dig and find your passion! – Random Guru There are ways to find and/or choose your passion, which I’ve discussed. But what if you have no passion? Being told you need to have a passion is what makes someone miserable. It’s like being a gay male and asked […]
What is this site?
I follow business leaders, gurus, and philosophers and note things others missed that I’ve found valuable.
This site is my precious treasure chest of ideas on business, philosophy and life. And hopefully during your pillaging here, you get your mind blown.
My life’s goals are to show people why Fahrenheit is evil, help summarize the human knowledge base, dispel self improvement myths, and achieve a resultant and unrelenting state of 24/7 euphoria. Follow along on my journey!