How to Make the Best Decisions for Yourself When Results are Not Guaranteed

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How do you know you’re making the right decision when the future is uncertain and success is not guaranteed? This question comes up most when it comes to something you would like to have happen, not something you have to do regardless. For things you know you have to do (like get that degree, find …

Masterclass Notes: James Patterson – Part 3 – Plotting

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Lesson 4: Plot Story is about revealing character and causality (i.e., when one event leads to the next, which leads to the next and so on and so forth until the inevitable end).“Try to write every chapter as if it’s the first chapter of the book - try to write every chapter as if it’s …

Masterclass Notes: James Patterson – Part 1 – Passion & Habit

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James Patterson is a bestselling author of more than 100 books. Though he follows a unique ‘business model’ where a lot of his books are co-authored (or ghostwritten), his original works seem to have been penned solely by him. His dual approach to authorship piqued my interest and so I thought I would take a …

Do Anything

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Do anything to get you started. When you don't feel like working and all the planners, routines, timers and complicated productivity systems aren't helping, throw everything out and do anything. That could mean lying on the couch and doing nothing, but if you're out on the internet looking for ways to make yourself do something …

Mini Habits – Breaking it Down

Stephen Guise is the founder of Deep Existence, a blog about self-development, and the writer of Mini Habits, a book about his personal philosophy on how to get things done (with research that backs up some of his arguments). I found the book to be a pretty good starting point for personal development and so without …

How and Why You Should Face Your Fears

Perfectionism, insecurities, failures and success. It's at the core of everything. It's something that you can't ever look fully in the face because that's when it knows you'll win and it won't let that happen. So fear will do everything in its power to keep you down on the ground or facing away from it. Sometimes this …

When you feel out of control…

My life seems to have deteriorated and it mainly stems from the fact that my perspective on things have changed greatly. I feel like I have a more jaded view of the world since I've come into contact with not-so-honorable people. I also think it's because of my tendency to be so judgemental. It was …

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