The Secret of Using Social Pressure to Build Confidence

The Secret of Using Social Pressure to Build Confidence

Joe Rogan, riffing on social pressure, in a conversation between him and Jamie Foxx. You also get humbled a lot, as a comedian. You gotta get those jokes, you’re performing in front of a live audience, it’s all live, it’s gotta work.…
What are you best at?

Everyone is Good at Something, What are You Best at?

Many people focus on character weaknesses and ignore strengths. It's easier to criticize than it is to congratulate. This is especially prevalent among those who have less-obvious abilities. I'll use myself as an example, as it took me years…
Learn a Second Language in Your Bedroom

How to Learn a Second Language in Your Bedroom

Learning Russian taught me how to effectively learn a second language. I'm now using this method to learn German in my bedroom. I've been studying for 15 months and I'm about 6 months from being fluent. While this method doesn't bring fluency…
Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin’s Unique Approach To Learning

Before turning 30 Josh Waitzkin was a world champion twice over. Labeled as a chess prodigy, he won multiple world championships. After retiring from chess at an age when most people are starting their careers, Josh started practicing Tai Chi.…
Meditation

Meditation: the Habit of Millionaires

Tim Ferriss is an unflinching advocate of meditation. In his book, Tools of Titans, a collection of practical advice from highly successful people, Tim mentions that: More than 80% of the world-class performers I’ve interviewed meditate…
Never run out of things to say to a girl

5 Ways to Never Run out of Things to Say to a Girl

Every man is capable of conversation, nobody ever runs out of things to say to their grandma. Guys run out of things to say to a girl because they're nervous to fully express themselves. Permanently fixing the problem comes down to talking to…

Andre Agassi on Radical Honesty and Success

I've written about Andre Agassi because of the radical honesty he displayed in his autobiography: Open. The foremost example of his commitment to the truth is a recounting of his brief stint with crystal meth. Until the book was published…
The Reading Habits of the ultra successful

The Reading Habits of 10 Millionaires and Billionaires

The correlation between reading and wealth is well established. Whether you're a hedge fund manager or a YouTube celebrity, books can help you to reach higher and stay at the top longer. Let's look at the reading habits of 10 millionaires and…
Frank Yang

The Wild World of Frank Yang

Frank Yang is an artist, free in a way that many are not. He calmly absorbs social pressure that would collapse most. In America he visits Costco and eats a raw fish while customers watch. In Toronto he walks through a public square in a thong…