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How To Fail Your Way To An Incredible Talent Stack

How To Fail Your Way To An Incredible Talent Stack

I’ve realized it’s high time that I started paying tribute to the books and thinkers that have influenced The Focus Formulas, so I thought I would start by giving a long, detailed, value-added, and self-promotional review of my all-time favorite book on personal...

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Capturing Motivation

Capturing Motivation

A pattern often discussed in personal development circles is a burst of motivation, during which one makes big plans, maybe even completes parts of them, and then falls off when the surge of motivation passes - which it inevitably does. You can use these surges to...

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30 By 30

30 By 30

People often make the mistake of thinking that they need to be motivated to do work. I disagree. The best way to get motivation is to do the work. The motivation thus gained will make it easy to do even more work. Not easy, necessarily, but as simple as it can be....

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How Committing Makes You Smarter

How Committing Makes You Smarter

Indecision is expensive. We all know this on some level - obviously if you have reservations about a task or project you’re less likely to complete it. However, I think there’s something interesting if you look closer. Indecision isn’t just undermining your will to...

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5 Ways To Have More Energy After Work

5 Ways To Have More Energy After Work

If you work a day job, especially one you have to commute to and from, it can be hard to feel like doing anything when you return in the evening. This is a big problem if you have a family or a side project and a huge problem if you have a family and a side project....

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Imagination and Paperwork

Imagination and Paperwork

Maybe it’s just me, but making decisions, especially of the administrative sort, such as retirement plan, insurance, major purchases, etc., is really taxing. I don’t think I’m that unusual in this regard. What’s interesting about this is that, while obviously...

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Optimizing Golden Moments

Optimizing Golden Moments

A lot of efforts to change or improve fail because they are too ambitious. Attempting too many things at once it one of the best ways to ensure that none of them will happen. In the spirit of the Pareto, or 80/20 principle, one should generally pick the one thing that...

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