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BREAKING NEWS: You’re Not Broke Because You’re Black…or White, or Hispanic, or Asian (The Truth About #TakeAKnee and Getting What We Want)
Sep27

BREAKING NEWS: You’re Not Broke Because You’re Black…or White, or Hispanic, or Asian (The Truth About #TakeAKnee and Getting What We Want)

SUCCESS IS COLORBLIND After witnessing this morning the head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich, go on a verbal rampage in the video below, whereby he states that “white people…need to be made uncomfortable”, due to his belief that “white privilege” is a real thing and that it is white peoples’ fault that black people (and other minorities)...

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Confessions of an Existential Nihilist Life Coach (How the Inherent Meaninglessness of Life Can Make Helping Others a Helluva Lot Harder)
Sep14

Confessions of an Existential Nihilist Life Coach (How the Inherent Meaninglessness of Life Can Make Helping Others a Helluva Lot Harder)

EXISTENTIAL NIHILISM AND MANIFESTATION DON’T MIX…OR DO THEY? As the owner of the Manifestation Machine personal growth and development brand, a so-called “success guru”, and a “life coach” (or what I prefer to call a Peak Potential Coach, since the term “life coach” is so cliché and Peak Potential Coach far more accurately describes what I do), one of my jobs is to help people figure out what they want, as well as why they want it. In...

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A Matter of Life and Death (What Chester Bennington of Linkin Park’s Suicide Tells Us About the Meaning of Life)
Jul26

A Matter of Life and Death (What Chester Bennington of Linkin Park’s Suicide Tells Us About the Meaning of Life)

THE DEATH OF A LEGEND On July 20th, 2017, the musical world lost a legend in Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Bennington, when he committed suicide via hanging in his home, a shocking and entirely unexpected turn of events that left millions upon millions of Chester’s adoring fans heartbroken, including me. I was a junior in high school when Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory (a true rap-metal classic and probably...

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In the Real World, You’re All Alone and It’s Everyone for Themselves, Whether You Like It or Not
Jun29

In the Real World, You’re All Alone and It’s Everyone for Themselves, Whether You Like It or Not

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD Before I’d graduated from college at age 20, and even after I’d spent six or so years working my first couple of full-time jobs, I’d held the belief that other people, namely my friends, instructors, and supervisors had my best interests at heart. And why shouldn’t I have held that belief? After all, it’s what I’d been taught to believe and what I’d been told was the truth...

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Is Happiness Really a Choice? (The Truth About Depression and What You Can Do About It)
Jan21

Is Happiness Really a Choice? (The Truth About Depression and What You Can Do About It)

“HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE” Never before, in the history of the Internet, have I seen four words set off such a firestorm of debate. On one side, we have those who agree with the above statement and believe that happiness is indeed a choice (or an “inside job”, if you will), and on the other, we have those who vehemently disagree and believe that it is a result of external circumstances (or, in other words, what happens to...

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