Articles

Below is a collection of some of the best and most popular articles I’ve written, out of the 100+ articles that I’ve published since I started writing back in 2008.

The number one way to increase your productivity, get healthier, and become a happier person

There’s a magic bullet in life. You might be ignoring it – even though I know of it, I go through phases where I refuse to use it. But if you’re looking for the keys to the kingdom, they’re right here.

How I got fired from my dream job — and what I learned

This article is a reflection on the year I spent at Book In A Box, a startup where I worked as employee #1 in 2015. It’s a great company, with fantastic people, but it just didn’t work out for me. In this article I dig into exactly why, and what I took from the experience.

What I learned from two years of online poker

I made good money playing online poker – enough to pay my way through university – but it wasn’t worth it, at all. On the surface I was having a blast, but emotionally it was a very difficult period. I learned a lot, about self-worth and identity, comparing yourself to others, dealing with losses, and much more.

Focus on the fundamentals

In any pursuit – sports, finance, writing, poker, business – it’s the fundamentals that matter. You need absolute mastery of the basics. In this article, I show you how you can break down exactly what fundamentals you need to master in your domain, and how to go about it, including how I do this in my field (accounting).

Update on Erin Pavlina, and why I disagree with what she does so much

Erin Pavlina is a psychic. I don’t believe in psychics. And in this article, I explain exactly why they are so harmful, and I even do a quick psychic reading on you. Click and read through – you’ll learn something about yourself, even though it’s a totally fake reading.

Everyone should be more like James Altucher

I strongly believe in the power of reaching out to people you admire, and asking for advice. I did just that, with James Altucher, and he responded with some gold that I just had to share. For young people just starting out, this will really help.

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