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 Actionable Tips That Help Develop Your Work and Life



Across this page you will find articles and resources to help optimize your work and your life. Here are the topics where you can benefit from my work:


Habit Development: How to develop systems and apply them.


Productivity: How we can improve performance and become more efficient in work and life.


Goal Setting: The ability to know what it is you want and how to reach it.


Athlete Inspiration: A personal interest of mine on how athletes overcome adversity, improve performance and achieve greatness.


I do not allow guest posts across my site. My main goal is to write for people who are curious, inspired, or committed to increasing their performance and happiness. More specifically, I write for people who’d like to know how to live an effective life. 


I share new articles every Monday where you can be the first to receive new content.


No matter if you’re a business owner, an athlete, a student, or someone looking to improve themselves – you can get actionable tips and advice each week to build on your day to day living.




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When I first started writing, I would produce work but never put it out because of a perceived lack of interest. In my mind, I'd never stop worrying about whether the my next article would be received well by my audience. The more I wrote,...

Multitasking is a practice that contributes to becoming overwhelmed and burnt out. It's something you and I have struggled with at some point in our lives. After reading Greg Mckeown's best-selling book "Essentialism", my understanding of multitasking has shifted. I initially viewed it as a...

Ivy Lee, a businessman and public relations pioneer, consulted for some of the world's largest industrial firms. Most notably known for consulting the Rockefeller family, Lee would transform companies, increasing their efficiency and performance. The Ivy Lee Method began in 1918, when the owner of...

We’re always on the quest to find the perfect work-life balance and free up our time to do the things we love. Children, family, friends, health and activities are some of the areas we enjoy directing our attention towards. The downside is we only have...

There may come a particular time of the day, year, or month where you start to feel overwhelmed. Whether it be trying to hit your monthly budget, starting a new job, or dealing with what life throws your way, we all have experienced a time...

There’s days where I don’t feel like writing or exercising. There's also times where I struggle to build momentum, not performing as great as I would like compared to the previous day. It can become a constant struggle when your ability to stay motivated becomes...