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 […]


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 […]

Want To Be Happier? Depend On Yourself More.

Every once in a while I come across a book that blows me away and completely shifts my point of view. One such book is Beyond Success and Failure: Ways to Self-Reliance and Maturity. The book discusses problems that are at the root of a lot of unhappiness in our daily lives and offers solutions for overcoming these problems. What […]

Slow The F*ck Down

Modern life is busy. Insanely busy. However, much of the craziness is self-imposed. Or at we least passively allow it to continue. You do have the power to reign it in you know… Turn off the TV. Don’t check Facebook. Turn off email notifications. Check emails and texts every few hours instead of constantly. Delay responding to […]

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 […]