We’re Back!

Hello! After almost a two year hiatus spent working on other websites and self-help ventures, we’re back! We see a ton of activity from when we were away, and for that, we’re so thankful. It’s great to know people are still engaged.

Expect more from us soon!

Be Different

A great post from Jacob about having true passion in your life and not getting sucked into crazes. This really makes you think about the psychology of things like the Harlem Shake…something I never thought I’d be doing!

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Have you ever wondered where all of the crazes come from? The crazes which I’m referring to are the one hit wonders, the mass movements which society feels like they’re obligated to participate in. Remember the Harlem Shake? Where people would go nuts in a small room, wearing animal masks and behaving as if they were on some sort of drug.  (Some people actually got married to the Harlem Shake I believe?)

Then after the Harlem Shake there was that annoying “Selfie” song which was about teenage girls deciding on what filter to use for their next photo. You see these mass movements are what the zombies (the people with no ambitions in life) are craving. They wake up with the hope of finding something which will make them cool for ten seconds and then it’s back to their same old lifestyle of trying to find the next cool thing.

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The responsibility of Power

Jacob’s post about power is spot on…people don’t change, only their opportunities and circumstances change. Work toward exposing the good personality traits you have, not toward creating new ones.

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We will all get to experience some form of power within our lives. It might be coaching a football team, managing a new project at the office or simply declaring that we are going to take full control of our lives.

“With great power comes great responsibility.”- Voltaire 

This particular quote may be a little bit of a cliché and it always seems to remind me of the first Spider-man movie for some reason. But it’s one of the best quotes to keep in the back of your mind when you feel like you’re in a position of power.

People often claim that when a weak individual who has stood along the sidelines for the majority of his life, comes to a position of power he will abuse that power and act vindictive towards others. Instead of uplifting those around them, their main aim is to bring people down…

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You do not owe them a thing

This is a difficult thing to write about, but Jacob approaches it with a stern finesse. Great stuff!

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In the previous post “move along your path” Dan talked about selfishness and selflessness and how we should implement the two in order to progress towards our goal/dream. In today’s post I’m going to add a little bit onto that and show you how certain individuals can lead you off the path to greatness by exploiting your loving and caring nature.

In one of the chapters of “The Motivation Manifesto” by Brendon Burchard, “We shall reclaim our agenda.” I came across a quote which said:

 “I am not in charge or responsible for the wrecks others have created in their lives and I do not need to save everyone in my life.” 

Certain individuals have the constant need to please every one around them. They offer to help when an opportunity presents itself. They have trouble sleeping at night thinking about if there’s someone out there who might fit the…

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Why Are You Here?

An awesome post. Ask yourself this question, whether you’re into lifting weights or not. There’s a lot of knowledge in here that goes far beyond the gym, but of course is relevant there as well. Are you moving toward pleasure or away from pain? So well written.

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I fell in love with lifting weights my freshman year of college. I graduated from high school earlier that year at 6’2 and 139 lbs soaking wet. I was skinny, lacking even a shred of self confidence, and, most importantly, didn’t have a passion for anything in life. I started going to the gym at the local community college that I enrolled in.

I started like most people do, with little knowledge but a strong desire for results. My workouts were terrible, consisting of mostly machine based exercises and some “dumbbell stuff”, as I so intelligently wrote in my training log. But I was doing two things right that many skinny guys starting out never figure out. First I was keeping a training log. It started as a spread sheet on my computer, and was born out of my desire to write things down and keep track of my results…

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the american dream fallacy

This is a great story that pulls apart the idea of the American Dream and really makes you think about what success and happiness might mean to you. Definitely makes you wonder about what you’re working toward and why.

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“An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, “only a little while. The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?”

The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siestas with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine, and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life.” The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard…

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What’s Standing In Your Way?

Hey everyone. I had the opportunity to write a guest post for TheBulbCulture. Go check out their blog and twitter for more great material to keep your motivation up! Check them out at thebulbculture.wordpress.com!

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Think with me for a minute…what do you want in life? What are your aspirations? What do you want to become?

Undoubtedly there will be things in your way: hurdles, difficulty, hard work, thought, and failure. Expecting these things will make them easier to overcome as you reach them.

But think about this: everyone who has attained success has had a very specific number of these things to challenge them. Once you’ve reached your goal, you can look back and count exactly how many failures it took to get there.

So reverse this idea. Looking forward, there will be a specific number of failures and hardships standing between you and your goal. They aren’t infinite. There has to be an end to them somewhere. The reason some people are successful and others aren’t is because it takes tenacity and persistence to keep going, failure after failure. Life knocks everyone…

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