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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The Kurious Kase of Kylie Jenner (What the Second Richest Kardashian Can Teach Us About Attracting Both Fame and Fortune)
Jan16

The Kurious Kase of Kylie Jenner (What the Second Richest Kardashian Can Teach Us About Attracting Both Fame and Fortune)

Kylie Jenner: Over 18 million Facebook page likes, nearly 20 million Twitter followers, 80 million+ Instagram followers and, if recent reports are to be believed, a personal net worth rivaled only by that of her big half-sister, Kim Kardashian, as far as Kardashian-Jenner clan members are concerned. How is it exactly that the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan became its second wealthiest, at only 19 years of age? I must...

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Words of Wisdom for the Would-Be Wealthy
Jan13

Words of Wisdom for the Would-Be Wealthy

THE DEFINITION OF WISDOM Dictionary.com defines “wisdom” as “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment”, but I have a better definition: Knowing that you don’t know anything. And the sooner you (yes, you—the person reading this right now) realize that you, despite all of your schooling and apparent life experience, still don’t know anything, the better off you will be. It doesn’t matter how much schooling you...

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You Can’t Say You’ve Made It If You Haven’t Been Hated (The Truth About Haters and Trolls)
Jan08

You Can’t Say You’ve Made It If You Haven’t Been Hated (The Truth About Haters and Trolls)

I REMEMBER MY FIRST HATERS LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY It was the spring of 2012. I was 29 years old and had just dropped from my all-time high weight of 197 lbs. (at 5’10”) to 156 lbs. (nine lbs. below my weight as a high school junior) before settling in at a very healthy 162-165 lbs.—a feat I’d accomplished in public on my first YouTube channel, which I’d created really as nothing more than a video weight loss...

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YouTube is Dead (How Google Killed It and the Dreams of YouTubers Worldwide)
Jan03

YouTube is Dead (How Google Killed It and the Dreams of YouTubers Worldwide)

I USED TO BE BIG ON YOUTUBE Okay, well, not BIG big, like PewdiePie big, but pretty big, especially considering that I was working within the confines of what is colloquially known as “the YouTube fitness community”. As Low Carb Cory, I grew my original YouTube channel to over 8,000 subscribers and was pulling in over $600 a month in Google AdSense revenue (from the ads that Google would show before and during my videos),...

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A Dream Become Reality (The Self Publishing Success Story of Cory Groshek)
Dec22

A Dream Become Reality (The Self Publishing Success Story of Cory Groshek)

I’d never imagined I’d be a children’s book author—that was, until the spring of 2014 when a strange thought popped into my head. I hadn’t known where it had come from or why it had come to me—all I’d known was that it had felt right. And that thought was of a story about two bunnies growing up in an impoverished village called Rabylon who found themselves inspired to seek out a “carrot paradise” on the other side of a big, green...

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How to Stop Getting Scammed and Start Getting Results Today (Success 101)
Dec04

How to Stop Getting Scammed and Start Getting Results Today (Success 101)

As I was driving home from the gym this morning, I tuned in to 1360 AM talk radio to see if there was any stimulating conversation to be heard—maybe some fascinating commentary on world events or passionate discussion of recent political developments—but alas, it was Sunday, so no such stimulation was to be found. Instead, I was subjected to the same thing that seems to dominate talk radio every Sunday morning: Auditory infomercials....

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The Art of Appreciation (How to Attract What You Want by Appreciating What You Already Have)
Dec02

The Art of Appreciation (How to Attract What You Want by Appreciating What You Already Have)

Whenever I used to hear so-called “life coaches” and “self-help gurus” preach about the need for us to be thankful before we can manifest the things we desire, I’d roll my eyes and think, “Oh, no…here we go again with the whole ‘You have to kiss the Universe’s ass before you can get what you want’ crap.” But then I got a little bit older and a whole lot wiser and I realized that being thankful, grateful, appreciative, etc. isn’t about...

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Cory Groshek’s 30 Success Habits for Creating a Life Worth Dying For
Nov26

Cory Groshek’s 30 Success Habits for Creating a Life Worth Dying For

I am many things: An author/blogger, investor, musician/entertainer, consumer rights advocate, metaphysician, and founder of Manifestation Machine. But the thing I am most proud of being is successful. A few years ago, I was 31 years old, divorced/single, part-time employed with an income of under $20,000 a year, living at home with my then-68-year-old father, and in over my head with over $10,000 in credit card debt. Fast-forward to...

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Is it a Book or a Blog? (How to Identify the Best Vehicle for Your Big Idea)
Nov11

Is it a Book or a Blog? (How to Identify the Best Vehicle for Your Big Idea)

So you’ve got this great idea for a book, you say. The problem is that you don’t know if you’ve got enough material to actually fill a book. So what do you do? Do you: A) Move forward with the book, confident that you can “fill in the gaps” that aren’t filled by your idea with “filler” or “fluff”? or B) Post the idea online, in the form of a blog post instead? [Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases....

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Nov04

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Like most Americans, I’m sick and tired of election season in the United States. If it were up to me, primary campaigns would last about two weeks and Presidential campaigns would only last about a month but, alas, it is not up to me, and so I, like everyone else, am subjected to over a year’s worth of negative ads and mainstream media hit pieces every four years. As ugly as this year’s Presidential election has been, I, as an...

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Success by Association (How to Cut the Losers from Your Life So You Can Start Winning)
Oct28

Success by Association (How to Cut the Losers from Your Life So You Can Start Winning)

Take a look around you. Who do you see? If it’s a whole lot of people you don’t admire, who don’t inspire you, and/or who don’t push you to be a better, stronger, more successful version of yourself, or worse, that you don’t even like, then I love (and yes, I said love, not hate, because it’s tough love time here) to break it you: You are going to eventually become just like those people, assuming you haven’t already. If you’re not...

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