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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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I always used to think about what it would take to start writing. Would I be any good? Is it worth it? Over the years, I've come to understand one thing: Effort and commitment exceeds talent, any day of the week. My boxing coach always...

In 1976, Stephen Spurrier, a British wine merchant, organized a wine competition in France called 'The Judgement of Paris'. The competition's method incorporated blind wine tasting of French and California wines. Nine experts had been asked to grade ten whites and ten reds, with a...

On June 1, 2019, undefeated and champion heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua faced off against Andy Ruiz Jr. Joshua was initially scheduled to face Jarrell Miller, but three failed drug tests meant he had to be replaced. Ruiz Jr. came in as a 25-1 underdog, and...

There's many times in your life when you will stop and think about how to improve yourself. It might be losing extra weight, working fewer hours, or spending more time with your friends and family. Whatever the thought might be, from the moment we think...

In today's world, we are all seeking ways to stop procrastinating. Throughout history, humans have always been putting things off. Artist, writer, inventor and architect, Leonardo Da Vinci is a known genius who has the worlds most famous painting on display in The Louvre, Paris....

Do you ever wonder why you can't get motivated? When you try to move a heavy boulder, it requires more force at the beginning than it needs to keep moving. It's because of static friction vs. dynamic friction. Static friction is what keeps the boulder...