There’s No Secret To Waking Up Motivated–But This Gets Me Close

“Motivation doesn’t last. Neither does a shower.” – Zig Ziglar 2 quick ways to kill motivation? Obligation and guilt. Do it because you care. Do it because you want to. That’s way more powerful. And it turns out, it’s way more sustainable. The only trick is that you’ll need to remind yourself that you care. […]

The Real World Tradeoff Of Internet B.S.

I had always worked 60 hour weeks. But I wanted to do more, so I started working 80 hour weeks. It felt sexy and self-righteous to cut out weekends and social events. I was beating everyone. And that’s when I decided I wanted to push 100 hour weeks. Let me explain something really important about […]

The Trick About Peak Performance

It’s the peak. That’s it. It’s not sustainable. It’s not feasible under most conditions. It’s not the goal. It’s good to have peak performance as a benchmark to measure what you’re capable of, but to expect it all the time will lead to discouragement. It’s more productive/profitable to seek Productive Performance, which is a term […]