Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule, and…

For the average person, their consumption habits aren’t deliberate, their digital environment is on default, and there are a thousand things competing for their attention. Prolific creators, on the other hand, have gone out of…

How would you feel if you could achieve massive performance gains in every part of your life? Just imagine what would happen if you could do more work in less time, and produce a higher quality…

When it comes to being in control of our lives, there are two paradoxes at play. The first, reality is malleable. Second, control is an illusion. Where we run into trouble is when we attempt…

In 2010, my friend Sid Savara sent me the following email: You should go full speed ahead on the blogger interviews- and really dedicate yourself to it. I think your interview series would be extremely successful…

In the ten years, I’ve been a surfer, I’ve had days where I catch wave after wave and others where I can’t catch a wave to save my life. I used to find this incredibly…

When you start working on an ambitious goal like writing a book, starting a blog, or building a company, or even picking up a new hobby, to stay motivated to accomplish any goal can feel…

You can try to convince the anonymous critic who hates your book, your show, or your art to change his mind. Or you can serve the people who have chosen to stay, who would miss…

Every few weeks, somebody leaves me a 1-star review or tells me they don’t like my work. The temptation for most creators is to appease the anonymous critic. If somebody who doesn’t like your work…

A few months ago Cal Newport wrote a post on his blog titled On Analog Social Media. He was making a case for socializing with people in person, whether that be through activities like CrossFit,…