What to do if you want the best results

Your results are directly proportional to your efforts. What you get is always going to be a reflection of what you put in. So if you put in your best effort, you are best positioned to get the best results. Conversely, if you put in just the bare minimum effort, you’ll get the bare minimum […]

Are external factors defining who you are?

It is really easy to let external factors define who we are. Especially the traumatic ones. I know, I’ve been there… There will always be things in our lives that impact us negatively. Some of them a lot. And it can be really easy to become bitter or sad and live your life like that. But here’s the important […]

Are you living your life, or too busy trying to make life happen?

One absolute truth about life is the fact that everything in life is temporary. Nothing lasts forever. Be it people. Or things. Or experiences. People come and go. Some stay longer than others. But no one will be there forever – be it because some people are just not meant to be there with you […]

A simple way to figure out your risk apettite

Here is a key rule of investing – understand your risk appetite. Not sure how to do that? Try the exercise below. Imagine you’ve invested 1000 into the thing. Now imagine it has lost value. How do you feel? Do you feel like this will give you sleepless nights, or are you still calm? Now […]

Giving up is not the same as facing reality

Pragmatism is important. But is not the same as giving up. The difference can often be a very thin line… Facing reality is when you stop doing something because you know for certain that continuing on that path is pointless. Giving up is where you stop doing something not because you’ve exhausted every avenue and […]

How to deal with information overload

It used to be a problem, not having enough information. Even 50 years ago, information on most things weren’t easily available. But that’s hardly an issue anymore. The current problem isn’t a lack of information, but rather, having too much of it. It is great – having whatever information we need and want at our […]

Stop letting your fears hold you back

If you have been procrastinating on a goal because you’re worried about it failing… stop. Stop holding yourself back. Stop worrying about what might happen. Nobody knows the future. The best you can do is the best you can do. So just start already. Stop letting your fears hold you back.

Do you really want what you think you want?

Being popular and in-demand can be great. Until you’re too much in demand, too popular. Then it can become a burden. That’s why a lot of celebs go to extreme lengths to hide or disguise their identity when they go out. And go to great lengths to protect their privacy. Most have guards, and security, […]

5 Things I learned About Cannabis

I was watching a documentary on cannabis last night (on BBC), and here are five of the main things I learned from it. 1. Cannabis is mainly comprised of two chemical components – THC and CBD. THC is what causes people to experience a “high”, whereas CBD does not have any psychoactive effect. 2. There […]

If you are trying to please everyone, you need to know this

Trying to please everyone is an impossible goal. Because you can NEVER please everyone. Even the nicest people in the world have haters (think Ned Flanders in the Simpsons…). Even the most successful people in the world have people who don’t like or admire them (just think about the number of haters people like Bill […]