Mamba Rules: Defining (and Living by) Kobe Bryant’s 10 Guidelines for Greatness

Kobe Bryant 10 Rules for Greatness

Photo Credit: Alshon Jeffery Greatness is a nebulous word. Greatness is not tangible. You can’t hold it, you can’t touch it, you can’t transfer it. It’s a word you know, yet cannot neatly define. It’s only when you see someone embody greatness that you get a sense for what it really means. For me, that …

Why You Need to Bet on Yourself Now, More Than Ever

Bet on Yourself

“Prioritize your life, or someone else will.” -Greg McKeown You are replaceable. According to your employer, that is. If there is anything pandemics and technological advances have taught us in modern times, it’s that the above statement is truer than ever. And even if it weren’t true, you have to ask yourself why you are …

12 Favorite Problems: A Practical Framework for Discovering Your Purpose

12 Favorite Problems

If you are having difficulty discovering your purpose in life, start by defining your favorite problems. We often feel lost in life when we lack purpose. Traditionally, we have been trained to rely on our ideas, our passions, and our skills to find direction. While this puts us on track to find something, this mindset …

Driving Coast to Coast (to Coast): How to Take the Road Trip of a Lifetime

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A word of caution before driving cross country: This post is being written during the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the United States and the rest of the world. Before taking any action on the information provided in this post, please be prepared to take the proper precautions: wear a mask, wash your hands, …

A Road Trip Across America: Reflections from a Week of Vagabonding

Vagabonding

Monument Valley is simply magical. Pictures might be worth a thousand words, but experiences are worth a million. Last week, I wrote about my first 11 days on a cross country road trip that took me and my girlfriend from the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania to the arid desert of northern Arizona. I also …

Pencil Paradigm Shifts: Small Moments that Make a Big Difference

Some paradigm shifts in your life can come in the form of a forgotten pencil. Paradigm shifts are fundamental changes in our thinking and are powerful influences in what become our habits. They can fast-track our formation of new habits, unlike any other experience. So, what if I told you some of your good habits …

Prove Yourself Wrong. It Will Always Prove You Right.

Leave the hard climbing to the experts

Replace the need to perpetually prove yourself right, with an ingrained reflex to prove yourself wrong. Visualize climbing a thousand-foot ladder up the side of a steep mountain face. You desperately want to reach the plateau so you can rest, enjoy the view, and prove to everyone else that you are strong, determined, and superior. …