Lurking on Social Media isn’t the Solution if you Want to Make Things Happen

Meet Tony. Tony earns a pretty good salary. He’s 28, married and has two little kids. Tony wants to start a business. But it seems that he doesn’t have time and energy to make that happen. He’s busy with work and family. Every night he logs in on Facebook sharing his plans on starting a … Continue Reading →

 

The Pursuit of Status: Why We Keep Doing Things to Be Liked and Accepted

Almost everything we do stems from our need to be liked and accepted by others. Here are a few examples: We pursue a career our parents chose for us (even though we hate it). We buy cars or gadgets or stuff we don’t actually need to impress our peers or people we don’t even know. We … Continue Reading →

 

Some People Say They’re Rich and Financially Free, The Next Thing They Do is Start a Cult — And That Sucks

It’s interesting how these so-called successful people market themselves to the mass. They say that they have the answers to financial freedom, and all we need to do is attend their conferences and buy their books and courses, follow them on social media, and join their tribe. I thought about it for a while. But … Continue Reading →

 

A Reminder to People Planning to Start a Creative Project

I can’t imagine life without a creative project — an art or anything that requires creating. If you don’t have one, I suggest you start your own. I believe that it’s something we should experience at some point in life. As the poet Dejan Stojanovic once said, “Creating means living.”  I love that. But let’s say you … Continue Reading →

 

Should We Tell Them Everything? Some People Want Easy to Understand Answers

I play in two bands: Jonah and Remnants of Catacombs (ROC). The interesting part is when people — strangers or relatives who just learned that I play in a band — ask what my band name is. What should I say? In most cases though, my answer is Jonah. When they asked about the meaning … Continue Reading →

 

Consuming Mainstream Media: The Side Effect and Why It Makes Me Feel Like Shit

For the past 3 years, these are the things I intentionally consume on a regular basis: Content from my favorite writers/thinkers (they are my heroes) Point of views from different people (during conversations) Podcasts or interviews from people I admire TED talks or any didactic videos Books/Blogs Documentaries Movies with superb storytelling (or anything that … Continue Reading →

 

30 Important Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Live a Good Life

I have a habit of asking myself questions every now and then. Why? Because I want to determine whether or not I’m living the life I want to live. And it works. There are three things that usually happen every time I ask myself questions: I start to think clearly. I explore different point of … Continue Reading →

 

How Can We Add More Years to our Lives? Maybe 5 Years More

The best way to add more years to our lives is to stop spending time on trivial matters or things that don’t give us purpose and meaning. And instead, focus more on things that truly matter to us. Now, don’t get me wrong. I understand how hard it is to focus on the things that … Continue Reading →