What do Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking have in common? They are all scared of AI. I am too, to a certain extent, but here’s my version of why. Humans learn by pattern recognition. You touch a hot coal which sends a pain signal to your brain, then you associate hot coals with pain. […]
I transposed this from Jocko Willink's podcast (ex-Navy Seal Commander). His answer to this question was so profound I just had to share it! Enjoy. Question: People always get into adversarial relationships with me. I've been told that I'm scary before, but never understood why. How do I maneuver around this without looking weak to appear … Continue reading Do You Rub People The Wrong Way?
People tell us to be "present in the moment" (popularized by Eckhart Tolle), but can't explain it without: 1) Using the word "present," 2) Teaching you some weird breathing technique, 3) And using hippy woo-woo language. Here is my practical interpretation for what it means to be present without any of those three! It makes sense to me, so yeah... you'll … Continue reading What it Means to be “Present”
The three pillars in any relationship are: Attraction - Physical and sexual attraction. Chemistry - Personality and conversational compatibility Values - Core values and lifestyle People prioritize these in different ways, but I believe all three are necessary for a good relationship. Maybe when I'm actually married, I'll change and update my views.. but for now, read … Continue reading The 3 Pillars of a Relationship
You think you're rich? Ask Mark Zuckerberg. You're poor? You're actually richer than most of the world. Too dark? Never an issue in Hawaii. Too pale? Go to Korea. Fat in Asia? Skinny in America. I can go on and on, but I don't need to because your mind already does that for you. We all make statements in … Continue reading The Endless Comparison… Everything is Relative.
Trying to prove yourself in a new environment, team, or project? Made a bad first impression? Meeting new owners or clients? Is someone frustrated at you? Are you too anxious? Whenever you are in that situation, I urge you to stop and employ the 1 Year Principle. The 1 Year Principle is this... Don't worry about … Continue reading Stop Being a Try-Hard… The 1 Year Principle
If you have a scientific mind like I do, you may have struggled with Christianity because you couldn't reconcile certain things in the Bible. But I'm not here today to prove or disprove the Bible. What I am going to share with you are 3 Christian Principles that modern day self-help books write about, but weirdly enough, were also written 2000 … Continue reading 3 Christian Principles for the Modern Day Atheist
Growing up, we learned about the two sides of the brain, how one side was logical and the other was creative. I was good at art so that meant my brain is favoring the creative half right? Not quite. My interpretation today is summarized by this question: are you book smart or street smart? The two sides … Continue reading The Two Sides of the Brain… Book Smart vs. Street Smart
We are always in a state of discomfort. Humans are problem seekers, we are biologically wired to find problems and threats. And this pressure is what kept us alive for centuries. However, in our modern day society, these problems and threats are different because they're not life threatening. I call this our Continual State of Discomfort. "The grass is … Continue reading Continual State of Discomfort
I reason too much in my head. I over analyze and over think a situation. I create limiting beliefs about myself on how I'm not smart enough, likeable enough, rich enough, good looking enough, charismatic enough, and the list goes on. When I'm nervous, I think about how nervous I am which in turn gets … Continue reading Take Action