Entries by Bob

Breaking the YouTube Junk Addiction

I like YouTube. In fact, I like it a little too much. I’ve found myself spending much to much time just bouncing around watching the “recommended videos” they serve up. Because I wanted to get distracted less, I installed a really nice FireFox plugin – one that hides all YouTube recommended videos. This only has […]

How to Increase Life Satisfaction

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. Ralph Waldo Emerson Two and a half years ago I left the corporate programming […]

Beware the Comfort Zone

It’s easy to avoid taking risks and get lulled into a sense of comfort for long periods of time. Avoid this. The Comfort Zone Trap Being risk averse and always trying to stay ‘comfortable’ is a prescription for boredom, depression and fragility. It ensures you’ll live in an ever-shrinking box. This picture from Feel the Fear…And […]

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Modern Life Got You Down? Maybe It’s Not You.

Do you ever get the nagging feeling that something isn’t “quite right” with modern daily life, but can’t really put your finger on it? You know what I’m talking about – the whole, 9-5, the commute, the coming home just to pop on the TV or surf around looking at some bullshit, going to sleep, […]

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Leave Corporate Life And Create A New One

Feel trapped in your current job? Career hit a dead-end? Or maybe you’re just sick of the corporate grind all-together. Many people feel this way. The problem is that most think this is “just the way it is” and that’s that. I’m here to strongly proclaim that the nonsensical existence many of us lead is neither […]

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Pursue Your Life’s Calling Using “The War of Art”

For those that have who have found it difficult to proceed along the path of their calling, there isn’t a better book than The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  Although geared toward authors, I consider this an essential read for anyone attempting to create something of their own that they feel is true to themselves, outside […]

Reduce Stress using an Ancient Technique

Almost everyone in modern life has some degree of stress and worry. In recent months, I’ve discovered the philosophy of ‘Stoicism’ and it offers an amazingly helpful technique for dealing with the troubles of modern life.

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What Steals Your Freedom? Consumerism.

When the United States just originated, it was common for poor European immigrants to sign indentured servitude contracts. These contracts were sold by captains of ships and would state that in exchange for passage to the new world, the immigrant agreed to work a set number of years once they arrived in the new world. […]