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Stock and Flow

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In the book Happy Money, a part that stood out for me was when he simplified wealth into two simple parts –…

Level-Up Moments

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Have you had moments where you felt like your life really leveled up?  Are there any patterns you see in these moments?…

Spending 3 Months A Year With People You Don’t Like

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work

Working days are the days in the year that aren’t holidays or weekends.  In the United States there are 252 working days…

Going With The Flow vs Creating The Flow

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In social situations, you’ll be presented with the opportunity to direct things sometimes and the opportunity to go along with the current. …

Regaining Weight Back

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weight loss

If I’m going to say anything about weight loss, I have to address this. If you’re in this place, I feel for…

Spiritual Constipation

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solutions / spirituality

So…if I check Facebook I swear I will see so many memes that quote “Live in the moment” “Live every day like…

Keep it Light

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Since writing on the subject yesterday on finding energy and eliminating the things that bogged you down, I wanted to talk about…

Ways to Find Extra Energy

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Over time I’ve noticed there were times I’ve had great energy and several times I felt really sluggish.  Here are suggestions for…

How To Remain Positive When It Sucks

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There can be hits that negatively effect your life situation – your finances/intimate relationships/health.  Maybe a mistake you made or an error…

Heaven On Earth

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I can’t tell you what your heaven is or when it is going to come or how it will look.  However, I…

Fat Does Not Equal Lazy

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solutions / weight loss

Boy boy boy will society put this on you.  I’ve heard people say “When people see you as fat, they automatically assume…

Simple Ways to Contribute

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Don’t Save Money Out of Anxiety

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This is an excerpt from Happy Money that hit me like a ton of bricks. Don’t Save Money Out of Anxiety Many…

Social Expansion Online vs Offline

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social

There are many differences is connecting with people online vs offline, but one of the ways they are the same is you…

Feel The Embarrassment to Help

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mentorship / social

Embarrassment is commonly looked at as something to be avoided. When you share embarrassing stories, there’s a possibility people can take those…

Does High Quantity Lessen Quality with Creative Work?

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A concern with a lot of quantity with creative work is…will the quality go down?  I saw this question posed by someone…

Another Way to Think About Expanding Your Social Circle

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social

I never thought about expanding my social circle in terms of one friend at a time.  I spent much of my time…

Pushing Past Your Limit

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Challenges / heart / productivity

I remember in high school I wanted to try football.  I did well academically, but always wanted to test myself to see…

Scared Shitless

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Some of the most amazing memories can happen when you’re willing to be scared shitless…when you have a good hunch that facing…

New Site Design

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There’s still a few minor adjustments that need to me made, but I’ve installed a new WordPress theme – Maiden. I like…

You Have Permission to Feel Good

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emotions

Boy…was it great when I listened to the commentary on The Secret DVD by Rhonda Byrne.  I can still remember her saying,…

How I Learned to Be More Expressive

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Becoming more expressive was a whole process starting from being a closed off, introverted, quiet child. Growing up I was pretty closed...

Where Creative Ideas Come From

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productivity

I set an intention to publish content every day here on This is Badass.  So far, so good.  This intention stirs something…

Forgiveness is Badass

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emotions / heart

If you have resentments with people from your past, know that this resentment is not hurting them, it’s hurting you.  Let them…

When to Change Your Social Circle

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social

Think about the people in real life you spend the most time with now. If you find that your social circle always…

This Iguana is Officially Badass

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Come on!  Tell me this iguana ain't badass. Badass Iguana

How To Not Be So Serious

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There is a time to laugh and play, and there is a time to be serious.  It’s important to develop a discernment…

Thoughts after 33 Days of Blogging

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It has been 33 days of publishing an article every day, and I wanted to share my thoughts on insights I’ve had….

Doing Boring Repetitive Work

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One of the biggest disadvantages of doing boring, repetitive work for 40+ hours a week is that the world is changing so…

Slow Rider

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Here is a snippet of a beat I ultimately want to get to final form and able to sell. I love creating…

How to Get to The Next Step

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If you look at goal that you deem as “big”, there can be a tendency to want to jump to achieve it…

How to Build Momentum In Life

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I always tell people if you want to know the secret to happiness, I can give it to you in one word:…

The Number One Rule of Badass

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There is an unwritten rule of badass, and it makes sense. I think you’ll agree when you hear it. The rule is…you…

Investments in People

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social

It’s such a counterintuitive lesson, but the more you focus on others, the easier your needs and desires get met. It’s counterintuitive…

Deeper Connections

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emotions / social

I’ve been seeing people say that they want deeper connections. They say their connections are shallow and/or would like to have friends…

Being Authentic as an Employee

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I declined an interview for a job today. Normally I would have accepted such an interview in hopes that I’d get this…

Maybe You Don’t Need Anymore Information

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Here is the exact sentence that urged me to sign up for CLW. This workshop changed me! Up until then I had…

How To Be More Creative

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If you find yourself bumping your head against a wall trying to create – I feel ya. I tried to make a…

Are You Happy With Your Purchases?

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There was a point in time I was making car payments to a car I definitely couldn’t afford which ultimately led to…

Thoughts after 1000+ Food Deliveries

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Door Dash and Favor are both P2P food delivery services. Between Favor (559 deliveries) and Door Dash (553 deliveries) I have done…

Thoughts after 19 days of blogging

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Through these 19 days I’ve had the opportunity to re-engage with writing every day. There’s one big insight I’ve noticed. If there…

A trick to reduce decision fatigue

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I first heard about decision fatigue from someone telling me our former president Barack Obama always wears the same suits. Then I…

A downside of dark, cold, and distant cool characters

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Many times we see certain characters (or real people) portrayed in media somewhere and we want to take on parts of their…

Skill Building

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I asked my mom why she put me in piano lessons as a kid, and she said it was her dream to…

Voluntary Car Repossession

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About an hour ago, they towed my 2015 Dodge Charger from my driveway to some lot somewhere. This car has been great…

Music Exploration – 30 Artists, 90+ new songs

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music

I decided that last quarter I wanted to do an exploration of music I’d never heard before. I decided to try at…

Charity Water

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charity / heart

Charity Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The video below pulled me in…

Where to rent a swimming pool

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Damnit I love these P2P services. I just stumbled on Swimply. Where has this been all my life? Now you can rent…

Know Your Game

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For some context in the video below, former players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) interview Kobe Bryant (one of the best…

The Rise of Live

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I’m seeing a trend where there are lots of live broadcasts where business owners / creators are going live and interacting with…

What Slows Productivity Down

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productivity

I see so many, “how to be more productive” articles, but I don’t ever see this problem framed as “you’re naturally productive,…

The Best Book I’ve Ever Read

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book reviews

The Power of Now This book might have singlehandedly be responsible for making me a positive person no matter what. “All negativity…

How to lose weight if I can’t stop eating

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weight loss

A big insight I realized was…WHAT I was eating was waaaay more important than how much I was eating. If I continued…

How to get out of my head!

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emotions / heart

There can be a tendency to be stuck in your head – especially if you’re a really logical and analytical or if…

Stop making fun of me! A solution to handle being made fun of for being overweight as a kid

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emotions / weight loss

The only thing that can quickly bring about tears from me is thinking of the experience of overweight kids today in school….

How to lose weight without feeling hungry

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solutions / weight loss

I went to a 12-step program for food addiction. I believe one reason why it delivered such great results was that it…

How to lose weight when you can’t exercise

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weight loss

Knowing that I could lose weight without exercising really opened my eyes to what was causing the weight gain and how much…

“I’m fat” is not true.

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weight loss

One insight I received after losing about 110 pounds (332lbs to 220lbs) is the constant thought “I’m fat”…that society drilled into me…was…

I feel like “blah”

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emotions

I remember telling my 12-step program sponsor one day (who I talked to every day at 6:30 AM) that I was feeling…

365-day Challenges are Badass?

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I don’t fuckin know wtf. I’ve never done this before. This is scary as hell! Again…WTF BUT I will be posting every…

Social Skills are Badass

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Social skills are badass and having a badass social circle is badass. Problems get solved way easier Relationships overall are a big…

Airbnb is Badass

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You don’t like where you’re staying? or ya just wanna get away? Well…isn’t choosing a destination a step closer to actually getting…

Giving Without Expecting Anything Back Is Badass

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charity / social

Whenever I think of creating something badass, I always think two things – how can I get other people involved and what…

Real Conversations Are Badass

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social

I’ve had enough small talk to last a lifetime. If your life is full of small talk – or just conversations that…

Responsibility is Badass

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Damn. Here’s a big step in maturity – acceptance and welcoming of responsibility. Taking low level jobs? Stopping the business you created…

Flexibility is Badass

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After working years in stuffy, boring ass 9-5 jobs, I decided to drop that rigid slave-like schedule and prioritize flexibility in my…

Giving 100 Percent Effort is Badass

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When someone says they want something, and you see them giving their all out effort to get it, don’t you just want…

Mental Programming is Badass

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So I’m guessing I’ve listened to Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog about 20 times this month. It’s the only audio book I’m…

Authority is the Essence of Badass

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The ability to author your life the way you want it is the damn foundation of badass. When you say “Hey, I…

Studies Ain’t Badass

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When I see the words “Studies have shown….” or I hear anything about any study they did at any college – something…

Being Overly Balanced Isn’t Badass

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Yes, you are centered. Yes it’s calming. Yes it’s necessary to rebalance after chaos. But too much balance is boring and boring…

Aviator Sunglasses are Badass

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Something like these. They can’t be cheap though.  I’m thinking of cheap not in terms of price but in terms of being…

The Man Behind the Suit is Important to Determine the Badassness of the Suit

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On the surface, suits are marketed to be badass, but not all suits are created equal. If you’re wearing a suit to…

Call Me Mr. Broderick

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I like that shit.  Yeah.

Badass Overload

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Damn there’s so much Badass shit in the world!  There’s also a lot of shit that’s marketed to be badass, so it appears…

Too Much Badass is Not Badass

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Listen.  If there’s badass all over this site, then it actually takes away from the badassery of it all.  Too much of…

Outsourcing is Badass

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Outsourcing is badass because struggling with something you don’t want to struggle with is NOT badass.  There are people out there that…

Badass Characters

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Here are some badass characters I like(d).  Batman would be on here if not for that damn cape.  His cape killed everything….