How to be Happy Right NOW

“I’ll be happy once I’m retired, once the house is paid off, once I’m married, once I’m divorced…” We all fall into this trap of thinking the grass will be greener once we get to that next milestone in our life. Especially in America, we can fall prey to the idea that happiness only comes […]

30+ Human Needs: A Comprehensive List

“You’re so needy!” It’s something that no one wants to be accused of, but the truth of the matter is that every human has needs. Tons of needs. The real issue is not that you have needs, but not being aware of them and not getting them met in healthy ways. The truth is this: […]

The #1 Roadblock to Being Your Authentic Self

“Be yourself.” We hear this all the time. In fact, when I was applying to medical school, this was the number one piece of advice for interviews. I’ve thought a lot about what it means to be authentic since then, and I’ve come to realize that being yourself is much harder than it sounds. Competing […]

How to Develop Unconditional Love: A Scientific Approach

“I’ll always love you.” It’s a powerful phrase. It’s a promise found in most wedding vows, and most parents will say it to their children. But, what does it mean to always love someone? What would it look like to truly love someone unconditionally? Is it even possible? I believe it is. And I believe […]

10 Proven Steps for Effective Lifelong Learning

After graduating college and devoting myself to entrepreneurship full-time, I started hearing from other entrepreneurs about how many books they were reading per year with one guy telling me that he was trying to read one book every day! Have you heard that the average CEO reads 60 books per year? I have. Have you […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Goal Setting

Setting a goal and reaching a goal are two very different things. I’ve been serious about goal setting since I was 16, and I’ve failed to meet many of my goals. Nothing is more frustrating than looking over a list of goals and realizing you failed to achieve even half of them. This has happened […]