They say that you cant live your life with regret but there’s no doubt that most of us have things we would change if given the opportunity. The world doesn’t care if your successful or not and it doesn’t owe you anything. So, its easy to fail if you aren’t aware of the right steps to take in life.
Next to puberty, young adult hood was the most confusing time of my life. I was now a man but didn’t know shit from Shinolah and made a ton of mistakes along the way. If I could write an advice filled letter to my younger self, it would go something like this…
The number one reason why you are not successful is because you have not made the right commitment. You may have set goals and acted on them to achieve your success. But have you given yourself permission to be completely obsessed?
Our society has taught us that obsession is a bad thing. The obsession is often used with negative things habits like drug abuse and in some sort of weird perversion. However, if you look back through history, every single person that we remember to this day was obsessed with whatever their mission was in life.
Guys like Van Gogh or Leonardo Da Vinci would be set up for failure in todays society. The second a therapist analyzed one of these guys, they would be prescribed all kinds of drugs for ADD, ADHD, OCD, and every other acronym you can think of.
What some consider flaws, you can turn into strengths!
The middle class is a scam and you have been lied to your entire life. They sold you on going to college, investing in a 401k, save your way to financial security, and buy a house that you will never really own. You did everything that they told you to do, but your constantly struggling to make ends meet. Continue reading
The 10 Pillars Of Wealth is a very well written and easily read book for anyone looking to become successful. I firmly believe that a good book easily hold your attention. If a book is a good read, i can usually knock it out in just a few days. I finished it in four days because it provided solid information and was very entertaining. Alex Becker explains in-depth concepts on accumulating wealth in ways anybody can relate to.
Some of the examples he uses to teach are a little on the extreme side. Some of his stories that he uses as examples are downright hilarious. Either way, he does a fantastic job of relating these concepts through his examples. Somehow, he rides the line between pure genius and a perverted cartoon character. The thing that I like the most about Becker’s writing is his blatant honesty. He tells you exactly why most people don’t succeed and that there’s a chance you will not succeed either. Unless, you understand and implement the pillars that he discusses into your daily life.
The best description that I could give this book, is to call it a modern version of Think and Grow Rich.
The band called Type O Negative has a song with the lyrics “if you love someone, there will be grief”. I never really paid attention to those words until I got a little bit older. I think the intended message was that loss is going to happen at some point in everyone’s life. And loss is just another stage of existence.
It’s ok for you to feel devastated because thats the first step towards perseverance.
It is like lifting weights. You tear muscle down with iron and with time, the trauma creates something stronger than what was there before. Continue reading
Arnold Schwarzenegger was my hero for single handedly destroying the predator and saving John Connor when I was a kid.
As a teenager, I looked up to him for being the worlds greatest bodybuilder.
As a man, I greatly admire him for his mindset and determination.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is no doubt one of the most amazing success stories of the modern era. He exudes a level of charisma that very few people possess. A true self made man, Arnold took the realization of the American dream to a level few could ever have the determination to achieve. Continue reading
What does it mean to be masculine? The definition of masculinity is as individual as a person’s fingerprint.
One person might think of masculinity as making a lot of money and hooking up with a lot of women. Another person may consider lifting weights to look good for the wife and coaching their kids baseball team as defining traits of masculinity. Continue reading
You Don’t Need Them
I have had a lot of ‘friends’ throughout my life who I now realize
weren’t really friends at all. I would do anything I could to help them out, but when I needed them, I would usually find myself very let down.
Looking back at those toxic people, I realized that they always seemed to acquire a different group of friends every couple of years. This was due to a continuous cycle of gaining someone’s trust, taking advantage of it, the friends catch on and get sick of it. Then they are forced to find someone new to prey on because they pushed everyone else away. Continue reading
The Most Important Part Of Success
Our society, if not the entire world, is addicted to social media. Put down your phone down long enough to see that everybody’s face is glued to their phone. They are sucking up all the content that they possibly can.
When most of us get bored, we pick up our phone to get on Instagram or Facebook to see what everybody else is doing. We are addicted to this virtual reality world that is built on our phones and computers. We make excuses why we can’t make accomplishments and complain about why our lives aren’t better.