Becoming Telepathic

Becoming Telepathic

Before you learn to change the perceptions of others, first you need to master your own perceptions. Alas, I can’t actually make you telepathic (sorry!), but I can get you closer than 99% of the population.

First and foremost, you need to become aware of your surroundings. The average Joe spends 9-10 hours per day glued to a digital device of one kind or another (TV, phone, etc.). Unfortunately, since less than 2% of the population is actually neurologically capable of multi-tasking, this poses a bit of a problem when it comes to our awareness of our surroundings.

Now, don’t go having a heart attack or anything just yet…I’m not telling you to get rid of your digital devices! But, at least for a period of time, you’re going to need to spend more time with your eyes on the world, instead of on a screen. Continue reading…

Know Thyself

Know Thyself

Smart guy, Plato. If you study his writings, you’ll quickly realize that people haven’t really changed all that much in the last 2,500 years.

This admonition, to know thyself, is one of the most important yet oft neglected elements of our lives. It’s also pretty much the only reason that psychiatrists exist, because we tend to suck royally in the self-awareness department.

First though, let’s actually define “thyself.” It might seem pretty straightforward, almost “duh” material…but it isn’t. Let’s turn to neuroscience for a bit, and see if we can’t distill the concept of self down to its most basic elements. Continue reading…

Clothes Make the Man

Kingsman: The Secret Service

A photo from Kingsman: The Secret Service (movie)

As Shakespeare said, “Clothes make the man.” (And Kingsman is a freaking awesome movie, if you haven’t seen it!)

For all of recorded history, the “upper class” has used clothing as a means to set themselves apart from the masses, and the same is true today.

How you dress says an enormous amount about who you are: your attention to detail, your level of sophistication, how much money you have, and more. You want to make sure that you’re sending the right message via your attire.

To that end, I’ve found one rule to be unfailingly useful in the pursuit of wealth and power: Be the best dressed person in the roomContinue reading…

It’s Alive!

Afters years of writing and many long months of pre-launch marketing work, Screw the Zoo is officially in the wild!! If you haven’t already ordered your copy, you can pick one up on Amazon here (and if you have already ordered your copy, then YOU ROCK!)

Screw the Zoo Cover Large

But wait, there’s more…In honor of launch week, I’m running a contest!  Here are the details: Continue reading…

Opinions Are Like Assholes

Opinions Are Like Assholes

Everyone has one, they often stink, and the polite thing would be to keep yours to yourself. And for the love of all that is holy, don’t force yours onto someone else.

When it comes to your life, the single most important opinion is your own, particularly when it comes to your self-worth!

Just as allowing others to make your decisions takes away your free choice, so too does allowing the opinions of others to define your self-worth.

Your life is yours to live, for good or ill, and while there’s nothing inherently wrong with considering the opinions of others in relation to your life, permitting those opinions to define you is immensely unhealthy.

Though the people giving them may be well meaning, they’re still coming from people who have had, and who will continue to have, a different path through life than your own. Continue reading…